S1:E1 Subtext | Before We Go
S1:E2 Learning | John Wick & WTF
S1:E3 Theme | Modern Girls
S1:E4 Timing | The Avengers
S1:E5 Art Fixed | Robert Cornelius
Art Fixed | S1:E1 | Subtext | Before We Go
Before We Go is excellent work by first-time director Chris Evans. However, my inner Monday-Morning-Writer has one suggestion that would have added subtext. How one change would have added additional layers of meaning to almost every scene--and helped the story resonate with audiences.
| Film Synopsis
A woman misses the 1:30 train from New York to Boston and a street musician spends the night trying to help her make it back home before her husband does. Throughout the night they learn a lot about one another and eventually find a romance.
(Small aside: I love this poster for the film.)
SE: Adding subtext is like magic trick of meaning.
Art Fixed | S1:E2 | Learning | John Wick and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
John Wick and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot have enormous strengths, but both are missing one important element. How one key instance of learning would have made both films resonate more strongly with audiences.
| Film Synopsis (John Wick)
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
| Film Synopsis (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
Kim Baker, a news copywriter, decides to leave the relative comfort of her New York desk job and serious boyfriend to accept an assignment to work as an on-camera reporter in war-torn Afghanistan.
Art Fixed | S1:E3 | Theme | Modern Girls
Roger & Ebert.
Art Fixed | S1:E4 | Timing | The Avengers
Sacrilege. I know. But hear me out.
Art Fixed | S1:E5 | Robert Cornelius
In 1839, Robert Cornelius made history on a Philadelphia street with a nothing more than a few chemicals, a set of opera glasses, a cigar box, and his good looks. Calling what he did 'The First Selfie' is just insulting.