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All of Us Strangers

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All of Us Strangers is a British romantic fantasy film directed by Andrew Haigh and based on the 1987 novel Strangers by Taichi Yamada. Starring Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott, the film follows a screenwriter who develops a relationship with a mysterious neighbor that triggers memories of his past and draws him back to his childhood home.

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American Fiction

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American Fiction is a film adaptation of Percival Everett’s 2001 novel Erasure, a satire about a frustrated Black author and professor who uses a pen name to write a successful book playing into racial stereotypes and tropes. Directed by Cord Jefferson, the film stars Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, and Sterling K. Brown.

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King on Screen

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“He’s been such a mirror for pop culture, but now he’s his own pop culture.” In this trailer for King on Screen, a documentary about the many film and television adaptations of Stephen King’s stories and novels, directors and screenwriters discuss what makes King the master of horror.

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Eileen

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Eileen is a psychological thriller film based on Ottessa Moshfegh’s award-winning debut novel of the same name, with a screenplay by the author and her husband Luke Goebel. Directed by William Oldroyd and starring Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie, the film is set in a 1960s juvenile detention facility and follows the life of a young correctional officer and her entanglements with a charming prison psychologist.

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Killers of the Flower Moon

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Directed by Martin Scorsese, this film adaptation of journalist David Grann’s 2017 book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI stars Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Lily Gladstone. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, the film depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation.

Greta Gerwig’s Writing Advice

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“That’s the thing about writing. It’s about sitting with the problem.” In this Behind the Curtain video, screenwriter and director Greta Gerwig talks about adapting Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women into a film and the challenges of the writing process.

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The Color Purple

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Watch the trailer for the theatrical adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple, based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Directed by Blitz Bazawule with a screenplay by poet and playwright Marcus Gardley, the film stars Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, and Taraji P. Henson.

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