Script consultant quick Netflix round-up

As a UK script consultant and leading script writer for hire, luckily I’ve been pretty busy during lockdown with script writing commissions and script reports for clients across the world.

I’ve also got a couple of script writing jobs to finish up that came into me before the lockdown. One, I’m hoping will be my next feature length directorial assignment.

But I’ve also (as always) found time to watch a few films.  This is a quick round-up of some of the stuff I’ve seen on Netflix in the past week.

I really enjoyed Mark Felt, a film about the man who was ‘Deep Throat’ during the Watergate scandal which brought down the Nixon presidency.  It was the reverse story of ‘All The Presidents’ Men’. I liked the script, and the cast was really interesting – Liam Neeson is fine, and it was good to see Tony Goldwin and especially Tom Sizemore in small but important roles.  Diane Lane was very good too, and looked great in the period clothes and style.

Speaking of looking good, I watched Hustlers (2019) the true story of New York lap dancers who moved into small crime, by drugging and maxing-out the credit cards of some of their moneyed up clients. It was hard to have much sympathy for the people they robbed, but the relationship between Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez’s character was interesting. J-Lo got all the press for looking great as she strips for the camera, but Constance Wu’s performance is what should grab the attention. It was the best thing in, a very slight film.

Bullet Head (2017) was something I ended up watching but nearly turned off at various points. It’s a talky, silly film, and I’m not a big fan of Adrien Brody, but I stuck with it to the end, because it’s a film about a dog more than anything. And the animal is the best thing in the film.

Matthew Cooper has been a script writer for hire, UK Script editor  and script doctor for over 20 years. He’s written for most of the UK soaps, including writing award winning episodes of Emmerdale, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs and has been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as a script writer. He’s also a leading UK script consultant and freelance script writer for hire and online screenwriting expert. You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb. You can get in touch with Matthew on or hire him on Peopleperhour

His directorial debut, the rubber reality horror thriller Markham will be released in 2020.