Flashbacks

After Earth

The movie came out on cable and, stupid me, I watched a little out of curiosity to see why everyone disliked it. Character The father Will Smith was presented as a type of superhero in having no fear and that made him unrelateable. Then he was an a-hole with his son Jaden Smith. Jaden himself […]

American History X

A strong story and very-well acted, but… Flashbacks (I’m not convinved about my argument in this particular case, yet here it goes.) I have a problem with the flashback pacing and structure. I don’t see that the use of flashbacks is a better way of telling the story than a traditional, chronological manner. The timeframe […]