In all the appreciation I’ve seen for the late Lorenzo Semple, Jr., I haven’t seen many references to his fantastic YouTube series Reel Geezers with producer Marcia Nasatir. I’m obsessed with these. Semple is obviously leaning into the joke of a gruff old guy reviewing modern films, but he makes really solid points as well. Semple probably knew more about writing than anyone; he’s my favorite non-directing screenwriter because of the way he seamlessly split his time between absurdist camp classics and tightly constructed cerebral thrillers. These reviews are the closest we get to a how-to book.