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  • A review of Artificial
    by DrAstrov on 10/22/2014
    “Artificial” is in possession of a taut structure, vivid characters, a clearly delineated universe, and more thematic specificity than most screenplays of its genre. It is hard to find much concrete to criticize and yet, in spite of its seeming flawlessness, it falls short of absorbing the reader emotionally. There is plenty of suspense but conversely an absence of urgency... read
  • A review of The Barn
    by DrAstrov on 09/29/2010
    "The Barn" is laden with an American Gothic eeriness that laces an idyllic setting and an era generally regarded as 'innocent' with a heavy dram of uncomfortable truth. The flipping over of the rock of normalcy to reveal mankind's sick and inexplicable mutations and imperfections is always intriguing and it is especially bold to use the shell of a horror story to contain a... read
  • A review of Rewriting Nostalgia
    by DrAstrov on 09/16/2010
    "Rewriting Nostalgia" is a fantastically vivid and complex script. The care taken in establishing gorgeous specificity in character, tone, and, most of all, setting demonstrates the writer's impressive imagination and vision. Along with imagination and vision, however, presumption often follows. In this case it seems that the writer may presume too confidently that his audience... read
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Comments About DrAstrov 15

  • RL Sterling on 10/22/2014

    You're welcome for the Og's review. I guess I should've tempered my criticism of Mel's "Waiter at the Last Supper" bit, because it came straight from the"2,000 year old man" schtick he did with Carl Reiner at parties back in the 60's. Yeah, the sketch was sort of funny, but I was disappointed at the rehash and the whole "History" movie in general. BTW, supposedly, original tapes from those parties still exist but were never released because they were considered too salty or risqué for the time. Then he did "Blazing Saddles" and you know the rest.
  • hinge1492 on 09/29/2010

    Thank you for your review of The Barn!
  • fencik on 09/28/2010

    Thanks for your review of MONSTER NOIR. Words of support are usually in short supply so your glowing comments are nothing short of overwhelming. Thanks again.
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