[Between the Lines] Why ‘Palm Springs’ (2020) Should Have Been Nominated for Best Original Screenplay

Without diminishing the nominees, there is one screenplay that should have made the cut.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘The Dose’ (2021) Administers Great Direction But Poor Writing

The opening does a grand job of hooking the audience in but unfortunately the rest of the film isn’t nearly as strong or coherent.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Cowboys’ (2021) is an Epic Journey That Tells an Untold Story

Kerrigan has crafted an emotional and epic journey for modern audiences.

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INTERVIEW: Thomas Wilson-White Discusses Grief and Queer Genre Films with ‘The Greenhouse’ (2021)

This year’s BFI Flare festival was host for numerous world premiere’s, including Australian writer and director Thomas Wilson-White’s feature length debut The Greenhouse.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Boy Meets Boy’ (2021) is an Intimate Snapshot of a Queer Romance

Sparks fly in Boy Meets Boy, a wonderful story of queer love and connection set in modern day Berlin.

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REVIEW: ‘Come True’ (2021) Will Certainly Polarise Viewers

Come True isn’t interested in traditional narrative structures and character arcs, and instead places an emphasis on mood and atmosphere.

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[Between the Lines] Seeing and Hearing Through the Protagonist in the ‘Sound of Metal’ (2019) Screenplay

Setting up and subsequently flipping Ruben’s world within seven pages is a testament to the writers using tried and tested techniques to tell a new, interesting story.

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[Between the Lines] The Best Narratives of 2020

To kickstart a new year for Between the Lines, I wanted to talk about five films that stood out to me purely on their story and writing aspects.

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Between the Lines: The Fantastical Imagery in the ‘Paddington 2’ (2017) Screenplay

Writers Paul King and Simon Farnaby use a mix of sound design, animated illustrations and flashbacks to bring the thoughts of characters to life.

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10 Years On, ‘Tron: Legacy’ (2010) Deserves More Credit for its Ambitions

Sure, the film doesn’t exactly tell a masterful story with intelligent writing and dialogue, but there are so many narrative and thematic elements that deserve to be praised.

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