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John Ridley on Bill Maher

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I somehow missed this while driving around Santa Barbara but John Ridley hit the Bill Maher show to talk about 12 Years a Slave.

The New Black List revealed

The New Black List revealed

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From Anne Thompson: Best Picture Oscar winners “Argo,” “The King’s Speech” and “Slumdog Millionaire” were all featured on previous Black Lists. Meanwhile, seven of the last twelve screenwriting Oscars were featured on previous Black Lists (“Juno,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” “The Descendants,” “Django Unchained” and “Argo”). LINE OF DUTY – Cory Miller A BOY AND HIS TIGER – Dan Dollar INQUEST – Josh Simon SWEETHEART –…

The Counselor satisfies some and baffles many others

The Counselor satisfies some and baffles many others

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I like Ridley Scott’s The Counselor so much I saw it twice this weekend.  I like Cormac McCarthy’s screenplay so much I read it three times, months ago.  Reading McCarthy’s words first helped me feel the same sensation I’d have if the movie was an adaptation of one his novels.  The script itself is written in a format unlike any other I’ve ever seen.  Stripped of all familiar slugline scene…

Jesse Williams rips Django Unchained to smithereens

Jesse Williams rips Django Unchained to smithereens

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I can’t recall the last time I ever read a more devastating shredding of a film than this dismantling written by Jesse Williams (mild-mannered actor, model, producer, star of Grey’s Anatomy by day; heroic blogger, teacher, Temple University grad, though-provoker, and movie-bullshit fighter by night). Today a tweet from Ava DuVernay led me to Williams 1500 word critique of Tarantino’s lazy insults on CNN. In the film’s opening sequence, shackled…