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Reviews Barrington Has Written

Children of Others Video 5 - 2

4 stars
Nice and creepy!
July 19, 2013

Slump Busters, Kate's 2nd Draft

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Funny women, sassy kids, and real heart!

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5 stars
 
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January 21, 2012
(Disclaimer: I know Kate in real life, though not so well that I didn't wait for a solid year before checking out this script.)

After the success of Bridesmaids, I hear (and see) there's demand for more scripts featuring funny women. This one is audacious, not afraid to go there--and through it all it has real heart and point of view.

And also a solid structure, some great, fun-to-play and fun-to-watch characters. It's a real movie. I hope I get to see it some day, because I love this script.
 

Children of Others Video 2 - "Pregnancy" Theatrical Trailer (Long Version)

4 stars
Nice ominous feel--and loved the music!
January 01, 2012

Children of Others Video 3 - "Miracles" Theatrical Trailer

4 stars
Nice and creepy and you caught key moments. I liked your sluglines (is that what they're called?). Created real tension!
January 01, 2012

TANGLED SPELL, Eileen's Original Draft

7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

I Loved This Script

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5 stars
 
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January 01, 2011
A fast engaging read--it pulled me in from the first page to the last. Very visual with a kind of poetry to much of the prose. As I give it a quick look again after six weeks (it was one of the first scripts I read from this site) I'm taken with how strong the opening image is. We see a little girl playing dress-up, emblematic of the theme, about a girl trying to grow up faster than she's ready to.

I thought the time period, and the place were captured well--the historical milieu and the cultural collide of Americans in the Philipines was really interesting and added a lot of texture and depth to the story. Hilda's visit to the shack of a local witch woman is a nice example of this cultural juxtaposition:

"Herbs and reptile parts hang from the ceiling poles. Jars of preserved toads, bats, and monkey skulls line narrow shelves.
The walls are covered with faded posters and magazine clippings of American movie stars: Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe. Everywhere, piles of fashion magazines, mixed in with scraps of paper and yellowing books."

I feel bad, because this is one of the first scripts I read on this site. I liked it so much that I've been telling myself that it was deserving of obtaining a copy with page numbers and giving it a more thorough review and possibly some notes. But page numbers have not arrived, and now I have let too much time pass to ably rank each aspect. But my memory is that it is strong across the board, and so I'm giving it five stars as a recommendation. You should read this script!
 

Favorite Movies

TiMER
Humpday
Never Let Me Go
Children of Men
Joe Vs. The Volcano
Lars and the Real Girl
Little Miss Sunshine
 

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Raymond Carver
George Saunders
Aimee Bender

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Battlestar Galactica

Teachers
Robert Olen Butler
Mark Winegardner
Julianna Baggott
 

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