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
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
A Boy Called Po lacks a realistic exploration of autism, falling into common tropes surrounding the depiction of autism in Hollywood films.
Sketch comedy challenges the audience and explores unconventional ideas; this pushes directors to bring this mindset into feature films.
Told in reverse order, Shimmer Lake is a fresh take on a murder mystery, and also sports some fine performances from usually comedic actors.
Rushmore is a film that employs screwball comedy conventions, helping to create an interesting combination of genres.
Not all the jokes in Fist Fight land, but the film still works surprisingly well as a satirical exploration of the American education system.