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Amanda Mazzillo is a writer with a B.A. in Writing & Linguistics and a minor in Film Studies from Georgia Southern University. She enjoys writing comedy and exploring all forms of media. Her Twitter name is a bad pun: @mazzillofirefox

YEAR BY THE SEA: An Exploration Of Friendships Wasted By An Unwanted Ending

It's abundantly clear that Year By The Sea is composer Alexander Janko's directorial debut, as its characters are underdeveloped and predictable plot-lines are lost

Exclusive Clip: A BOY CALLED PO

A Boy Called Po lacks a realistic exploration of autism, falling into common tropes surrounding the depiction of autism in Hollywood films.

The Influence Of Sketch Comedy Experience On Film Directing

Sketch comedy challenges the audience and explores unconventional ideas; this pushes directors to bring this mindset into feature films.

Actor Profile: Matt Keeslar

Matt Keeslar is a lesser-known actor that nonetheless gave some fine performances across many different genres.

SHIMMER LAKE: A Typical Mystery Made New Through Its Reversal

Told in reverse order, Shimmer Lake is a fresh take on a murder mystery, and also sports some fine performances from usually comedic actors.

Profile: Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell has charmed audiences through the years in a variety of films, from Disney to science fiction to more recent blockbusters.

RUSHMORE: Economic Class Struggles & Secrets In The Neo-Screwball Genre

Rushmore is a film that employs screwball comedy conventions, helping to create an interesting combination of genres.

FIST FIGHT: A Briskly Funny Exploration of the American Education System

Not all the jokes in Fist Fight land, but the film still works surprisingly well as a satirical exploration of the American education system.

The Beginner's Guide: Parody

Despite its poor rap of recent years, parody a rich genre with great gems. In this Beginner's Guide we consider its history and current

DON'T KILL IT: A Funny & Nostalgic Gore-Fest

Don't Kill It is a throwback to 1980s horror, in addition to updating some of the rather outdated tropes found in those types of