LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! Big Themes, “Party Down” Style

Jan 23rd, 2014

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! Big Themes, “Party Down” Style

The short-lived comedy series PARTY DOWN shows us you can do big themes without being a pretentious a-hole about it.

Let’s Talk About The Writing On GIRLS

Jan 16th, 2014

Let’s Talk About The Writing On GIRLS

Can I talk about the writing on GIRLS without talking about all the other stuff? Yes! Mostly.

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! ‘Llewyn Davis’ and Writing Passive Characters

Jan 8th, 2014

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! ‘Llewyn Davis’ and Writing Passive Characters

Inside Llewyn Davis, the new Coen Brothers movie, features a lead character that shouldn't work. How did they pull it off? And what can we learn from it?

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! How to Steal (aka Don’t Do What Shia Did)

Dec 18th, 2013

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! How to Steal (aka Don’t Do What Shia Did)

Shia LaBeouf's dumb thievery has given stealing a bad name. So why am I still encouraging people to "steal" from other works?