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Yesterday, I dragged my wife to the theatrical premiere of Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel, because I’m a nerd. She had no idea what the anime was about. The film barely explained the concept that underpins the franchise, which can easily discourage newbies from diving in. The question is, of course, was the film made for anyone but the true fans? Does it have to appeal to anyone else? Continue reading “the Fate of a franchise”

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My wife and I saw Avengers: Infinity Wars in a nearly packed theater. After ten years of filmmaking Marvel would finally close the book on heroes we came to know and love…or so I thought. Kevin Feige, and everyone else working on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, gave me a masterclass in storytelling. Continue reading “telling stories the marvel way”