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“The Disaster Artist” delivers laughs without digging deep.James Franco does a superb imitation of Tommy Wiseau in “The Disaster Artist”, but the movie doesn’t dig deep enough into who the failed filmmaker was and why his...
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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” challenges narrative norms.Martin McDonagh may be a filmmaker from England, but he certainly understands America. His take on small town...
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"Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You” is a must-read for movie fansCharles Taylor is an author and film critic who loves B movies and his new book showcases some of the greatest unsung gems from the 1970’s. “Opening Wednesday at a Theater or...
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Hello everyone, and welcome to PAGE 2 SCREEN. This is the weekly podcast presented by the International Screenwriters Association where two writers examine a movie or a TV show and its journey from page to screen. I’m Jeff York, your host, and today we have another...
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“Newness” examines sex and intimacy in new ways as well as old.Debuting on VOD is the movie “Newness”, a drama about the Millennial generation and their search for love and intimacy against the backdrop of Snapchat and modern Los Angeles. Swiping left and right, trying...
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“Thor: Ragnarok” is one of Marvel Studios’ finest and funniest.Three films into the Thor franchise, Marvel Studios continues to amaze yet again with this second sequel that is both a fun adventure and funny romp. Director  Taika Waititi and...
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Page 2 Screen talks to two paranormal experts about what constitutes good horror.If you’re a screenwriter interested in writing horror, you could learn a lot from two ghostbusters. This week’s guests are Scott Markus (whatsyourghoststory.com) and Mike...
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“Blade Runner 2049” is a fitting sequel to the cult classic from 1982.Making a sequel to a classic film is an intimidating task, especially when your follow-up is 35 years after the original. Thus, “Blade Runner 2049” had its...
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“Marvel’s Inhumans” is a marvel of missed opportunities.Marvel has had an incredible track record on both the big screen and small, but the new ABC-TV series “Marvel’s Inhumans” really misses the mark. Adapted from the 1965 comic by Stan Lee...
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"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" misses the brass ring.The edgy action spy comedy “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was a worldwide hit in 2014, so it’s not surprising that a sequel was inevitable. Unfortunately, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” moves too...
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“Mother!” is too much allegory and not enough story.Director Darren Aronofsky has a great track record making dark character studies (“The Wrestler”, “Black Swan”), but the characters populating his latest film are more symbolic than human....
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“It” is a runaway hit, but it should have been truer to Stephen King.Did “Stranger Things” help pique interest in the similarly-themed “It” and make this new Stephen King adaptation a runaway hit? Perhaps, but the film stands on its own...
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“Twin Peaks” ends with a confounding but fitting finale.Anyone who was looking for straight-forward storytelling from Showtime’s revival of “Twin Peaks” should have looked elsewhere. Filmmaker David Lynch loves complex dream worlds and his series...
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Did “Game of Thrones” finish season 7 with more craft than cunning?“Game of Thrones” is a worldwide phenomenon and that’s due to its involving storylines, superb cast, and state-of-the-art production values. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss...
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Something clearly was lost in translation adapting “The Glass Castle” Sometimes sprawling novels covering decades of time are too gargantuan to be contained in a two-hour film. Such is the case with “The Glass Castle.” While the film adaptation of...
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20th anniversary of “L.A. Confidential” proves the neo-noir stands with the best.“L.A. Confidential” garnered great reviews when it opened in 1997 and 20 years later, its place among the top tier of film noir is unquestioned. Filmmaker Curtis Hanson and...
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“Episodes” is premium cable comedy that bites the Hollywood hand that feeds it.Hollywood is all too easy to satirize with its egos, greed, and test audience malarkey, but the sitcom “Episodes” turns it into an art form. Creators David Crane...
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“Annabelle: Creation” fails to conjure a great story or enough scares.Ostensibly the fourth installment in “The Conjuring” horror franchise, “Annabelle: Creation” tells the origins story of the scary doll from ghost hunters Ed & Lorraine...
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The raucous and raunchy “Girls Trip” shows surprising heart and depth.R-rated films like “The Hangover” and “Bridesmaids” set the standard for modern comedy raunch, and “Girls Trip” proudly displays its outrageous comic ribaldry....
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Narrative tricks work against the natural drama inherent in “Dunkirk”.Filmmaker Christopher Nolan wrote wonderful plot twists into his time-bending scripts for “Memento”, “The Prestige”, and “Inception.” But with so much inherent...
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