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All The Write Moves: Bombshell

Just months after Showtime aired The Loudest Voice, a miniseries about the late Roger Ailes’ controversial career as chairman of Fox News, theatrical feature Bombshell explores a nearly identical subject matter, albeit in a more truncated fashion. Th...

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All the Write Moves: 'Knives Out'

After venturing to a galaxy far, far away by writing and directing Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Rian Johnson returns to his mystery roots with Knives Out, a frothy whodunnit featuring an impressive cast—Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis...

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All The Write Moves: 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'

“We could all use a little kindness.”

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All The Write Moves: 'The Irishman'

It’s no secret that the climax of The Irishman, director Martin Scorsese’s latest epic about organized crime, dramatizes a questionable conspiracy theory involving the disappearance of real-life union leader Jimmy Hoffa. After all, The Irishman was a...

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All The Write Moves: 'Watchmen'

Once the camera focuses on a newspaper headline that reads, “Global Squidfalls Baffle Experts,” it’s evident that viewers have entered the land of Damon Lindelof. Inventive, mischievous and thoughtful, writer-producer Lindelof has provided some of Pe...

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All The Write Moves: Parasite

 

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All the Write Moves: 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie'

A made-for-streaming feature that resolves a subplot from a beloved TV series might seem an unlikely subject for study in this space, since precious few writers will ever be in the same position as Vince Gilligan. Gilligan wrote El Camino: A Breaking...

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All The Write Moves: 'Judy'

Beloved entertainers who cannot sustain happiness offstage are fascinating, hence the litany of biopics about troubled actors and singers. The latest movie of this type is Judy, which concerns actress/singer Judy Garland. She gained fame as a child s...

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All The Write Moves: 'Joker'

It’s become rare for movies released by major studios to spark heated debate, but director-co-writer Todd Phillips’ Joker, a wild riff on the iconic Batman villain, has done exactly that. By placing the psychotic clown character at the center of a na...

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