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All The Write Moves: 'Shrill'

Some groundbreaking TV shows lead with their revolutionary agendas, while others, like Hulu’s bittersweet dramedy Shrill, challenge perceptions in quieter ways. Based on Lindy West’s nonfiction book of the same name, and developed by West, Aidy Bryan...

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All The Write Moves: 'Rocketman'

A recurring theme in media coverage surrounding Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, is the length of time it took the picture to get made. John and his husband, David Furnish, both of whom have producing credits on the film, began development work in t...

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All The Write Moves: 'Booksmart'

Since catching attention at Sundance in January, foul-mouthed comedy Booksmart — the feature directorial debut of actor Olivia Wilde — has won praise for its energy and heart, as well as for the endearing star turns by its young leads, Kaitlyn Dever ...

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All The Write Moves: 'Catch-22'

For nearly as long as miniseries have existed, the format has provided opportunities for Hollywood to revisit esteemed novels in greater depth than their previous, standard-length feature film adaptations. Back in the day, this practice was exemplifi...

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All The Write Moves: 'Barry'

There’s a long history of merging comedy with violence, so it’s not as if the HBO series Barry, a dramedy about a hitman who discovers that he enjoys acting more than murder, is unprecedented. Counter-intuitive as it sounds, however, freshness isn’t ...

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All The Write Moves: 'Dead to Me'

While stories about female friendship are no longer the unicorns of Hollywood storytelling, they are still so uncommon that it’s an accomplishment whenever one makes it through the system. Kudos, then, to Netflix, which has numerous such stories with...

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All The Write Moves: 'Game of Thrones'

Now that Game of Thrones is back for its big finish, audience engagement has reached an all-time high, as demonstrated by series-best viewership numbers and those countless memes of Bran Stark giving stink eye, Westeros-style. The show’s return offer...

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All The Write Moves: Endgame

Eleven years after audiences first watched Robert Downey Jr. become an armored superhero in Iron Man, the climax of the interconnected story which that movie began has arrived in the form of Avengers: Endgame. While the picture is nominally a direct ...

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All the Write Moves: 'Fosse/Verdon'

The new FX miniseries Fosse/Verdon is a treat for theater fans — and not just because two of the big names behind Hamilton are involved. Depicting the intertwined lives of legendary choreographer/director Bob Fosse, who died in 1987, and celebrated d...

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