Point North One-shots



Story expert Alastair Stephens discusses your favorite movies, books and TV shows. For more, visit PointNorthMedia.com!


  • One-Shot: The Princess Bride Movie

    One-Shot: The Princess Bride Movie


    In this long-awaited One Shot discussion, we'll most likely kill you in the morning with the 1987 movie adaptation of The Princess Bride!

  • One-Shot: The Princess Bride

    One-Shot: The Princess Bride


    In this long-awaited One Shot discussion, we dive into the inconceivable brilliance of William Goldman's 1973 novel, The Princess Bride!

  • One-Shot: My Neighbor Totoro

    One-Shot: My Neighbor Totoro


    In this session, we explore childhood, the magic of the natural world, and authenticity in Studio Ghibli's 1988 movie My Neighbor Totoro!

  • One-Shot: A Christmas Carol

    One-Shot: A Christmas Carol


    In this session, we explore Victorian ideas about Christmas and the supernatural in Charles Dickens' immortal A Christmas Carol!

  • One-Shot: The Mummy (1999)

    One-Shot: The Mummy (1999)


    In this session, we dust off our revolvers and archaeology tools, and race through pulp adventure in The Mummy!

  • One-Shot: Galaxy Quest

    One-Shot: Galaxy Quest


    In this session, by Grabthar's hammer, we discuss the 1999 sci-fi parody -- or do we mean pastiche? -- Galaxy Quest!

  • One-Shot: Ready Player One

    One-Shot: Ready Player One


    In this session, we discuss Ernest Cline's 2011 geek-culture handbook, Ready Player One!

  • One-Shot: The NeverEnding Story (1984)

    One-Shot: The NeverEnding Story (1984)


    In this session, we discuss the power of stories, the differences between fantasy and magical realism, Artax and Falcor, and hope and hopelessness.

  • One-Shot: High Noon (1952)

    One-Shot: High Noon (1952)


    In this session, we discuss westerns which aren't really westerns, the march of civilization, exceptional editing and the weight of small town life.

  • One-Shot: Casablanca (1942)

    One-Shot: Casablanca (1942)


    In this session, we discuss noir and noir heroes, the frontier of Casablanca, and the importance of craft.

  • One-Shot: Labyrinth (1986)

    One-Shot: Labyrinth (1986)


    In this session, we discuss fairy tales and goblins, the importance of the right words, and the many, many things that Labyrinth has to say about sex and sexuality.

  • One-Shot: Midnight In Paris (2011)

    One-Shot: Midnight In Paris (2011)


    In this one-shot discussion, we visit the golden age of Paris in Woody Allen's magical-realist story of art and nostalgia.

  • One-Shot: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

    One-Shot: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)


    In this special -- and long-awaited -- one-shot, I discuss the 2010 cult classic Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.

  • One-Shot: Willow (1988)

    One-Shot: Willow (1988)


    For my very first Point North One-Shot discussion, I turned my attention to the 1988 fantasy movie Willow.