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This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are not offered to the participants listening to the recording. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more...
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EXCERPT FROM THE INTERVIEW:"...Don’t write for anyone but yourself.  At the end of the day, write the movie that you know you would be super excited to sit down and watch. Don’t think...
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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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This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are not offered to the participants listening to the recording. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more...
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This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are not offered to the participants listening to the recording. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more...
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This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are not offered to the participants listening to the recording. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more...
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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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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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“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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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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EXCERPT FROM THE PODCAST:"...For all its many structural problems, Atomic Blonde does succeed in its extraordinary fight sequences for the same reason that Iron Man succeeds: because the writer knows that guns are no fun.If Iron Man is going...
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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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In another installment of Curious About Screenwriting, Max Timm of the ISA interviews independent film producer Amanda Marshall (Swiss Army Man, Diary of a Teenage Girl), not only about the release of her new film, I Do...Until I Don’t which is set to...
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SYS Ep 178 - Lee JessupLee Jessup talks about her new book, Breaking In, and offers advice to writers who are trying to break into the business.
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SYS Ep 179 - Bob ShultzBob Schultz talks about two of his latest projects and how he got the scripts produced.
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SYS Ep 180 - Tom HinesTom Hines talks about his years working with director Garry Marshall.
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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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EXCERPT FROM THE PODCAST:“...This week, we’re going to be talking about a whole bunch of movies, but they all have one thing in common. They all have more than one main character. There’s a lot of debate about the question of whether new screenwriters should...
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