screenwriting

Charlie Kaufman, Screen Maestro of Male Self-Loathing, Tries It on the Page

In ‘Antkind,’ the acclaimed screenwriter and director traps us with an unlikeable man for longer than a film ever could

‘Mank’ Is David Fincher’s Most Personal Film. But It’s Got Its Heart in the Wrong Place.

Making a movie about the writing of ‘Citizen Kane,’ the Oscar-nominated director turns his beloved late father’s script into a salute to the creative process. But its obsessive recreation of Old Hollywood is both impressive and limiting.

Does Every Kids’ Movie Character Really Need a Tragic Backstory?

Even Dr. Dolittle has a dead wife now — surely there must be another way to give characters emotional depth?

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