Charlie Kaufman

This Week at the Movies: ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Anomalisa’

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Welcome to January at the movies, a mixture of reliably terrible new releases that studios didn’t want to waste prime fall and holiday slots on, along with prestige movies that only saw release in “select cities” before the end of the (Oscar qualifying) year finally making their way out to the rest of the country.
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2015: The Year ’50s Romances Were Liberating and Contemporary Romances Were Horrifying

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Is there a way to craft a cinematic romance out of a narrative where two people meet through a series of synchronized swipes after having seen a single photo of one another, then share emoji-peppered small talk while simultaneously engaging in practically the same small talk with ten other people, then go on a date to a bar – all the while being exhaustedly aware that a week full of similar dates awaits them?
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50 Best Films About Writers, Ranked

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Hollywood is famous for its treatment of writers. They are the low man on the totem pole, the person banned from the set, the guy who wrote the Great American novel drinking himself to death in Los Angeles, rewriting dumb scripts. It’s funny, as Hollywood is also obsessed with portraying “writers” on screen. Flavorwire’s definitive, ranked list of the 50 Best Films About Writers of all time features the requisite mix of biopics, book adaptations (what’s up Stephen King and John Irving), foreign films that actually feature female writers, po-mo meta surrealist studies of madness (very frequent), and the works of Woody …Read More