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Scriptnotes Podcast

John August and Craig Mazin

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Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.
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This is the Official Site for "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITERS' RANT ROOM!" Our host is Hilliard Guess, a WGAw writer, director, TV/Film producer and most recently, the former Director of Development (now producer) at Blue Monday Prods. Hilliard does one-on-one interviews with guests or rotating co-hosts stop by to drop industry bombs in this unfiltered, hilarious podcast series that delivers nuthin’ but REAL TALK… from REAL working writers! Our motto: “Keep it GAME all day!" Support this podc ...
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A podcast about the first-draft secrets behind great movies and TV shows. Each episode, the screenwriter behind a beloved film shares with us their initial screenplay for that movie. We then talk through what changed, what didn’t and why on its journey to the big screen. Hosted by Al Horner and produced by Kamil Dymek.
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Designed to help you navigate the screenwriting industry, Final Draft, interviews working screenwriters, agents, managers, and producers to show you how successful executives and writers make a living writing and working with screenplays, and how you can use their knowledge to break into the industry. Subscribe today to catch every episode!
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The Selling Your Screenplay Podcast helps serious screenwriters sell their screenplays. We offer practical advice about how to market your script and get it into the hands of agents, managers, producers, and directors who can get your screenplay produced.
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Rather than looking at movies in terms of "two thumbs up" or "two thumbs down" Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger discusses what you can learn from them as a screenwriter. He looks at good movies, bad movies, movies we love, and movies we hate, exploring how they were built, and how you can apply those lessons to your own writing. More information and full archives at WriteYourScreenplay.com 831588
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Writer's Bone

Daniel Ford and the Writer's Bone Crew

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Aspiring writers, best-selling scribes, and award-winning screenwriters confront existential dread and writing angst! A podcast for the conversationalist.
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The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 500 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ...
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The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast shows you how to make your screenplays bulletproof. Weekly interviews with Oscar® and Emmy® award winning screenwriters, story specialists, best-selling authors, Hollywood agents and managers, and industry insiders. We cover every aspect of the screenwriting process. This is the screenwriting podcast for the rest of us. No fluff. No BS. Just straight talk that will help you on your screenwriting journey. Some of the past guests include 3X Oscar® Winning ...
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We are Tim Clague and Danny Stack, writers from Nelson Nutmeg Pictures ltd. We talk about the UK scriptwriting scene - film, TV and new media. Get our book here - http://www.tinyurl.com/UKscripthandbook
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C. Robert Cargill is a screenwriter, novelist, and former film critic. In this podcast, he's joined by film critic David Chen to discuss his advice from his two decades in the entertainment industry. Find more episodes of the show at writealongpodcast.com and email us at writealongpodcast@gmail.com
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Mark Sevi, a professional scriptwriter, with a motley crew of professional filmmakers, students and oddballs, talks about show business with an emphasis on writing and scriptwriting techniques and tips.
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Film School

Ira Heinichen, Joshua McClenney

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A filmmaker and a writer tackle the AFI's Top 100 Films and beyond to educate themselves about movies and storytelling. Welcome to Film School!
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Crystal Clear

Crystal Diane Stevens

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Screenwriter/Producer Crystal Diane Stevens covers various topics related to working in the film industry, clashing w/radical culture, and the USA. In her one-hour weekly show on WWPR 1490AM, various guests will bring unique insights that will spark relevant debates.
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Welcome to The Social Screenwriters Podcast! Hosted by me, Andy Compton (Screenwriter, Director, idiot). In this podcast, I‘ll be interviewing fellow screenwriters that I‘ve met on Twitter to discuss their path into screenwriting, thoughts on craft, and navigating the business-side of the industry. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Amazon Music. Give us a follow and stay tuned!
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Join journalist Kirk McElhearn as he interviews writers of all kinds about their processes, routines, and how they use Scrivener, the app dedicated to long-form writing. In the first half of the show, writers share their experiences and their different approaches to getting words down on the page; in the second half, they get into the specifics of how they use Scrivener to help them. Whether you’re a Scrivener user or just interested in writing, this podcast has something for you.
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Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing hosted by directors. Each week we interview filmmakers on writing, cinematography, development and acting to learn how to build a successful career as a filmmaker in the Hollywood industry. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Whether we're reviewing movies, making top 10 lists about random topics in pop culture, or coming up with bizarre screenplay pitches, you can bet we're not getting too worked up about it.
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Scriptcake

Lovinder Gill

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Scriptcake is dedicated to the art and craft of screenwriting. With over 20 years of experience teaching screenwriting, I've seen novice screenwriters struggle with the same issues over and over again. I’ve created this podcast for those of you who struggle with these very same script issues. This podcast will help you overcome the most common mistakes screenwriters make and will help you develop your idea into a multi-dimensional story. If you want help formatting your screenplay, google it ...
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Reckless Creatives

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman & Sadie Dean

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A Pipeline Artists original podcast about nothing and everything. Hosts Sadie Dean and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman share the truth, and nothing but the truth, about the challenges and benefits of living life as artists, striving for freedom to create in any medium, even ones you never thought of before. It's honest—no sugarcoating or selling hope. We tell it like it is, while always finding ways to make lemonade out of lemons. Think of us as Michael Bay, but with action items that don’t explode.
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SubPopCult is a weekly podcast that examines how storytelling used in pop culture and political narrative merge together and produce desired political results for those already in power. Featuring interviews with indie artists of all stripes, SubPopCult leads the way in restoring culture from the bottom up.
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MovieMaker

MovieMaker Magazine

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From MovieMaker Magazine, a podcast featuring conversations with great moviemakers about the art and craft of making movies. Tim Molloy talks to moviemakers about screenwriting, directing, acting, and all of the other creative work that goes into moviemaking. Like MovieMaker's print magazine and moviemaker.com, we're here for everyone who wants to learn more about how movies are made. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Anything and everything about writing, the World Through Words is your one stop podcast to learn how and why you should be writing. With Host Julia Sommerfield, topics range from the art of storytelling to the contrast and similarities between analytical reading and writing.
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Daily discussions about the latest movies and television, including analysis and pro-tips from our global network of screenwriters. Visit thescriptdepartment.net for more shows in our podcast network and to keep up-to-date on our latest projects. Welcome to The Script Department. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-script-department-screenwriting-discussion--3123141/support.
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Please Make This

Hobert Thompson & Laura Petro

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Tired of the same old movies, franchises, and reboots? Us too! Join Hobert Thompson & Laura Petro as they sit down with a special guest to pitch and write what should be Hollywood's next big movie. After their brainstorm, they enlist the help of actors to do a live reading of their scripts to bring each film to life. And finally, if anyone out there is listening: PLEASE make this!
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why do we procrastinate? let’s discuss some ways you can move past the initial paralysis and start developing your screenplay, fiction story, book, or idea. if you're an aspiring filmmaker, screenwriter, or actor, or if you dream about being a part of the entertainment world, this podcast exposes the reality of what that REALLY means. join me as i …
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The Sundance Institute is currently accepting applications for support in script development. In this episode, I give you the lowdown on what the screenwriters lab is like, why it's worth applying and also what you should focus on if you're serious about getting accepted! I also share my 8 year journey from submitting my first script to finally bei…
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Read Hobnobbing with Her Fellow Writers (and Wizards) Across the Decades – The Screenwriting Career of Florence Ryerson Read about more women from early Hollywood Related posts: Between Broadway and Hollywood: The Screenwriting Career of Ketty Frings – Dr. Rosanne Welch, Script Magazine, January 2024 So Much More than Merely Her Chocolate Cake Reci…
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Television editor and author Gael Chandler is on the hot mic today. Most of you may know by now that I started out in post as an editor. Anytime I have another editor on it’s like sailors recalling old battle stories, which are always very entertaining. It is a whole other world when a director says, ‘CUT!’ to the final scene and the elves of film …
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James Temple, an independent writer, director, and producer, explores the art of using the DIY approach to making Christmas movies. He emphasizes the balance between meeting genre expectations and introducing fresh storytelling elements. James advocates for maintaining control over his projects by self-financing and leveraging connections to secure…
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It's a Matt & Oren episode! This week, the fellas do a little catching up and dive into all things networking! Who you should be networking with, how you should network, and the different places and platforms you should consider when networking! Matt's Endorsement: Spider Short Film & Skadis Pegboards Oren's Endorsement: YouTube Premium & Slice of …
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Carole Kirschner, the director of the CBS Diversity Writers Program & WGA Showrunner Training Program, is passionate about helping creative professionals build thriving Hollywood careers. Whether you're an emerging writer of a pro, Carole will offer you PRACTICAL advice as to how to approach this ever-changing business. FOR CAROLE'S BOOK: https://w…
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Hey there, everybody! Today on the show we have a very special guest--actor, producer, screenwriter, and director, Luke Barnett! Luke is a jack of all trades and most recently, it was his producing work that helped bring success to the feature film, YOUR LUCKY DAY, written and directed by Dan Brown, and starring the late Angus Cloud and Jessica Gar…
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The Screenwriters Rant Room is taking a 6 week break while Hilliard is away working on a big TV project. Expect us back in mid-May or early June. If you NEED your Rant Room fix, check out the archives - there's almost 500 episodes to enjoy! SHARE, SUBSCRIBE, PROMOTE! Our Motto: "We keep it GAME all day!" Follow ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Hilliard Guess on X and a…
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“We had to go back to the ratings board five times. It was a long journey. You have to laugh sometimes, because we had some really grotesque imagery in our film. We even have a demon phallus in the film and nobody was worried about that. It was really the image of the vagina that was getting us that rating,” says Arkasha Stevenson, director, and co…
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This week we're going through the more quirky aspects of Star Wars that made their way into the franchise, including Han Solo's "See you in Hell!", sentient droids, that kiss (you know the one) and a whole lot more. Subscribe for more screenwriting discussions and script readings. Subscribe so you don’t miss anything from our network of podcasts: h…
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How and why should every scene have an emotional event? For the first episode of our tenth anniversary year, we are joined by Judith Weston to talk about Emotional Events. What is an emotional event? Well, it’s a way of thinking about scenes through relationships rather than plot. Instead of asking how a scene moves the plot forward, ask how the sc…
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Slake is such a dope word. It sounds so intense. This game gives us such an endless stream of things to talk about. We hit the lower ward and the clerks ward here. Don't forget, the world is founded on belief. Use it well!**We’re Now On Spotify**: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gIzzvT3AfRHjGlfF8kFW3**Listen On Soundcloud**: https://soundcloud.com/r…
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John welcomes writer and comedian Alex Edelman to look at how he wrote his solo show Just For Us, and dig into the meaning of “write what you know.” They discuss finding your voice as a writer, developing your story with an audience, why Alex doesn’t write his shows down, and the sample that first got him staffed. We also answer listener questions …
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Writer/director/actor Don McKellar (co-creator, The Sympathizer' 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould; Childstar) discusses throwing yourself into the deep end, the terrors of expectation, tradlation, and representation, collaborating with Park Chan-wook, how to know when to fight, his role on Slings and Arrows, and more. Come see Retrospecs on Sunday,…
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Filmmaker and screenwriter Ned Benson joins Daniel Ford on the show to discuss his new film "The Greatest Hits." He chats about his screenwriting process, which has involved working with the likes of Jessica Chastain and Scarlet Johansson, how he rounded up the terrific ensemble cast for the “The Greatest Hits,” and his approach to collaborating wi…
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If you had it all to do over again, would you have married me? Hitch takes on married life in its screwball form! These comedies were very popular at the time (see: Grant and Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby), so it's not surprising that our British Director, fresh in Hollywood, would take on such a project. Given his hit and (mostly) miss track record …
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Join us in a Game of Death with Dev Patel as we discuss his directorial debut "Monkey Man" which comes in hot like the sun mistaken for a mango. We're thrilled to be joined by Shiv Reddy who recently spoke to the man himself and has her own opinions about the man, the myth and the monkey! Swing by and drop us an email at onlymoviepodcast@gmail.com …
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If you went down to the woods in July 1999, you were in for a big surprise. The Blair Witch Project – our movie this week, one of the most notorious horror films in modern movie history – was a phenomenon that no one saw coming. Its reverberations are still being felt today, not just in horror but in movie-making at large. Is tale of a group of ind…
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we’re talking about the fear of your idea getting stolen, how to protect your work, and real stories about copyrighting, protection, the fear, and more. if you're an aspiring filmmaker, screenwriter, or actor, or if you dream about being a part of the entertainment world, this podcast exposes the reality of what that REALLY means. join me as i refl…
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Francis is a great architect, but struggles with his daily interactions with the people around him. From standing up to his cruel boss to talking to the beautiful neighbor he has a crush on, Francis is paralyzed by the thought of making the wrong move. When he discovers a city building video game called Blueprints that allows the user to create the…
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Do you ever feel stuck at the level you're on with your screenwriting? Do you feel like forces outside of you will determine whether you succeed or not? Are you waiting...hoping...that somehow you'll be discovered? If so, this episode is for you. You'll discover the #1 shift that needs to occur if you are going to create success as a screenwriter. …
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SCRIPTWRITING TALK AND MORE! Welcome To Plotpoints Podcast! Mark Sevi and Guests Show Notes April 19, 2024 Episode #281 This show and all subsequent shows dedicated to the brave Ukrainian people. This is Plotpoints Podcast! www.plotpoints.com GO HERE FOR INFO ON SCRIPTWRITING CLASSES SHAMELESS PROMOS: Creative Screenwriting Magazine – Articles by M…
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Author Clifford Garstang (Oliver's Travels, What the Zhang Boys Know), joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to chat about his new book The Last Bird of Paradise. Caitlin Malcuit also discusses the possible "Sesame Street" writers' strike and why it's so damn important for writers to fight for the compensation and benefits they deserve. To lea…
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How do you know when you've gone in the wrong direction? What are the signs? And when you realize that you have, what do you do? Josh and Ira share their own personal insights on this question, covering the spectrum of a chronic over-planner to leaping-before-looking impulsiveness. Also, Josh recommends South Park currently available on Prime, and …
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"I'll see you in hell, William Munny." For Episode 310, David and Brandon continue CineNation's Gene Hackman month with UNFORGIVEN. Listen as they discuss Hackman's apprehension in taking the project, how he worked with Eastwood, and why it is easily one of Hackman's best performances. Also, don't forget to join our Patreon for more exclusive conte…
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Today on Script Apart – another in our "Stage Apart" series about great plays! Our guest this week is a storyteller beloved across stage and screen, whose 2009 play Jerusalem is frequently referred to as the best play of the century so far. His acclaimed theatre productions includes 1995’s Mojo, 2012’s The River and 2019’s The Ferryman – but movie …
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Max Derrat @maxderrat is a beast. But how much of a beast is he really? We find out in this 1 on 1 conversation about God, Alchemy, Carl Jung, video games and so much more. I hope you enjoy it!**We’re Now On Spotify**: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gIzzvT3AfRHjGlfF8kFW3**Listen On Soundcloud**: https://soundcloud.com/resonantarc**Listen On iTunes*…
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Sadie and Jeanne chat with filmmaker, writer, lyricist, model, director, champion of collaboration, Aimiende Negbenebor Sela of Sela Films, LLC. If you are only working on one project at a time, you need to listen to this. A double listen for anyone who wants advice on filmmaking in a collaborative way ... which is the only way, tbh. Resources from…
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let’s talk about actual gatekeeping in hollywood, which extends beyond mere nepotism. this episode explores the biggest chicken-and-egg conundrum in the screenwriting field: “oh, you need an agent or a manager to introduce you to a producer” but then, “oops. they won’t want to sign you unless you’ve got a producer interested” but “uh-oh, you can ne…
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John and Craig can’t help but look at intrinsic motivations — those specific internal drives that guide characters behavior. They discuss how to structure and expose that internal drive, the importance of an innate irritability, how it can stop your characters from becoming flat, and rewarding that intrinsic motivation with choice. But first, we fo…
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Michael Jamin (Tacoma FD; Maron) discusses his new collection of personal essays, A Paper Orchestra, sharing versus oversharing, what he learned about art from David Bowie and Pharrel, and more. Buy A Paper Orchestra and see Jamin on his live reading tour! Info here: https://michaeljamin.com/product/a-paper-orchestra/ Come see Retrospecs on Sunday,…
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There's a crime hatching on that bedeviled continent... World War II is in full swing when this movie releases. Or, at least it is in Europe. London is being bombed, and Hitchcock can't help but feel, well, helpless. And guilty for not being there. This film, more than any he's made to this point, truly reflects the time in which it was made: an Am…
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In a very special episode, travel with Matt to PAX East and talk about how Video Game Moves still aren't great... ooooor how they are the best they’ve ever been! Well, he enlisted the Extra Credits crew Kat, Geoff and Red are here to help settle this it once and for all with Special Guest Nando v Movies! This is our biggest panel discussion yet, so…
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this episode explores the reality of being a foreign artist based in the united states and discusses the process, restrictions, and everything else surrounding the artist visa (O-1 visa). it doesn't matter if you're an american or a foreigner; there's something for everyone in this episode. if you're an aspiring filmmaker, screenwriter, or actor, o…
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This week on Script Apart – a storyteller who began penning films like 28 Days Later and The Beach, before stepping behind the camera as the writer-director of stories that go to fascinating philosophical places, asking borderline unanswerable questions about humanity along the way. Alex Garland's fourth time in the director's chair, Civil War, is …
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