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Daily Archives: January 4, 2018

Diverse batch of WGA screenplay nominations include 'The Big Sick,' 'Get Out' and 'Logan'

This year’s nominations from the Writers Guild of America only further spotlight how unusual an awards season this is shaping up to be, with no clear front-runners and an eclectic group of films competing against one another. The nominees for original screenplay are “The Big Sick,” written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani; “Get Out,” written by Jordan Peele; ...

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'Happy End' Review: Michael Haneke Returns With Another Feel-Bad Drama

Austrian writer-director Michael Haneke has made many a masterpiece – and his latest, Happy End, isn’t one of them. Yet this cinematic poke in the eye about an upper class family imploding still exerts a perverse fascination. From early provocations like The Seventh Continent (1989) through later boundary-pushing works like The Piano Teacher, Cache, The White Ribbon, Funny Games (both ...

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'The X-Files': Creator Responds to Gillian Anderson's Threats to Leave, Fans React to Horrific Premiere Reveal

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Gillian Anderson’s threats to quit The X-Files have gotten an official response. The 49-year-old actress has previously said that after this season of X-Files airs, she’s done playing Agent Dana Scully. The 11th season of the sci-fi series premiered on Fox on Wednesday. The show’s creator, Chris Carter, responded to Anderson’s claims during a Reddit AMA with ...

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