Movie Theatres Return While Indie Cinema and TV Turns to Horror and Beyond (From Script)

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, read movie reviews from cinephile Tom Stemple. Plus, exclusive interviews with Amazon’s Them creator and showrunner Little Marvin, horror film Jakob’s Wife director Travis Stevens, a history lesson with Dr. Rosanne Welch about trailblazer screenwriter Anita Loos, and much more!
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In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, read movie reviews from cinephile Tom Stemple as he goes back to viewing films in physical movie theatres. Plus, exclusive interviews with Amazon’s Them creator and showrunner Little Marvin, horror film Jakob’s Wife director Travis Stevens, a history lesson with Dr. Rosanne Welch about trailblazer screenwriter Anita Loos, and much more!

UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: Movie Theatres Return!

The Half of It, Netflix

The Half of It, Netflix

Tom has some movies from streaming services (The Half of It, The Trial of the Chicago 7) and some from, yes, actual movie theatres (News of the World, The Courier).

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Interview with Amazon's Them Creator, Showrunner, EP, and Writer Little Marvin

Interview with Amazon's Them Creator, Showrunner, EP, and Writer Little Marvin

Them, Amazon Studios

Script's editor, Sadie Dean, speaks one-on-one with Little Marvin, the creator, showrunner, EP, and writer behind Them, Amazon's new horror anthology limited series. They tap into the storytelling tactics he used to create suspense, collaboration on set, his screenwriting journey, and more.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Honeydew Writer/Director Devereux Milburn

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Honeydew, Dark Star Pictures

Script's editor, Sadie Dean, speaks with writer/director and editor Devereux Milburn about the filmmaking journey behind Honeydew, how his editing background helped with his writing process, and the bonus factor of shooting a contained horror film.

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Women Prefer Anita Loos

Women Prefer Anita Loos

Anita Loos

Celebrating the Female Screenwriters Who Came Before Us: Anita Loos.

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Who is Jakob's Wife?

Who is Jakob's Wife?

Jakob's Wife, a RLJE Films and Shudder release. Photo courtesy of RLJE Films and Shudder.

Jakob’s Wife has been a journey of over half a decade. Thuc Nguyen speaks with director Travis Stevens about how the movie came about and what influenced the filmmakers along the way.

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Arclight Cuts to Black

Arclight Cuts to Black

Cinerama Dome marquee, photo courtesy Kevin Delin

A fond farewell to the Arclight, a movie-going experience staple in Los Angeles.

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Ask the Coach: When Should I Give Up On a Script?

Ask the Coach: When Should I Give Up On a Script?

In this installment of "Ask the Coach," Jenna Avery answers a pre-submitted question about when to toss in the towel on a work in progress or when to push forward on said script.

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INTERVIEW: Florian Zeller, Writer/Director of The Father and Co-Writer Christopher Hampton

INTERVIEW: Florian Zeller, Writer/Director of The Father and Co-Writer Christopher Hampton

Olivia Colman as Anne, Anthony Hopkins as Anthony in THE FATHER. Photo by Sean Gleason. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Andrew Bloomenthal interviews Florian Zeller, writer/director of The Father and co-writer Christopher Hampton, about adapting the award-winning play into a film that explores the nightmare of slipping into confusion.

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INTERVIEW: Vanquish Writer/Director George Gallo

INTERVIEW: Vanquish Writer/Director George Gallo

Vanquish, Lionsgate.

Script's editor, Sadie Dean, interviews Vanquish writer/director George Gallo, in which he gives incredible insight from a director’s perspective on how to convey emotion and tone through color palettes, camera angles to point-of-view, and much more!

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25 Ways Reflective Writing Can Help You Grow as a Writer (and as a Person)

25 Ways Reflective Writing Can Help You Grow as a Writer (And as a Person)

Reflective writing—or journaling—is a helpful practice in helping understand ourselves, and by extensions, the stories we intend to write. Author Jeanne Baker Guy offers 25 ways reflective writing can help you grow as a writer (and as a person).

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Being Followed

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Being Followed

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let your character know they're being followed.

Amanda Jayatissa: On Spiraling Out in Suspense

Amanda Jayatissa: On Spiraling Out in Suspense

Author Amanda Jayatissa discusses the fun of writing "deliciously mean" characters in her psychological thriller, My Sweet Girl.

3 Tips for Writing a Memoir Everyone Wants to Read

3 Tips for Writing a Memoir Everyone Wants to Read

A memoir is an open window into another's life—and although the truth is of paramount importance, so too is grabbing hold of its reader. Writer Tasha Keeble offers 3 tips for writing a memoir everyone will want to read.

Zoe Whittall: On Personal Change in Literary Fiction

Zoe Whittall: On Personal Change in Literary Fiction

Bestselling and Giller Prize-shortlisted author Zoe Whittal discusses the complexity of big life decisions in her new novel, The Spectacular.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 582

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a transition poem.

4 Myths About Writing Animal Characters

4 Myths About Writing Animal Characters

Author Codi Schneider debunks four myths about writing animal characters, including that audiences won't connect with animal characters and that they're only for children's books.

Voyager

Voyager

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, your character is a modern day voyager.

Stephanie Marie Thornton: One How an Entire Rewrite Added Suspense

Stephanie Marie Thornton: On How an Entire Rewrite Added Suspense

USA Today bestselling author discusses how rewriting a portion of her new historical fiction novel, A Most Clever Girl, added suspense.