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Seen it all before? The Shape of Water and claims of movie plagiarism

Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-nominee has been the subject of three accusations of lifting ideas. But in Hollywood, accusations of copying are nothing new<p>If Dorothy Parker is to be believed, the only “ism” that Hollywood holds dear is plagiarism. And, these days, that seems truer than ever. Every day …

Groundhog Day

Black Panther pounces on Thursday screenings with $25.2 million

<i>Black Panther</i> is poised to make history at the box office. Marvel’s latest film has earned an estimated $25.2 million from Thursday night domestic …

Oscars 2018: 8 nominated movies you can watch on Netflix now 🎬

The votes are in and we won't know the winners until Sunday. While you wait, here are the nominees you can watch on Netflix.<p>Frankly, the best place to catch the bulk of the 2018 Oscar-nominated films will be in theaters. But if you want to check off a few viewings from your sofa, here's what …

War

Netflix Resumes House Of Cards Production

The future of one of Netflix’s most popular original shows has been unclear ever since its lead was accused of sexual assault. Netflix suspended …

Former Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl to replace Meghan Markle and Patrick J Adams in Suits

At the end of last year, Suits duo Meghan Markle and co-star Patrick J Adams all but confirmed that they would be leaving the popular legal drama …

SXSW Film Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

The lineup for this year’s SXSW Film Festival (March 9-18), and there’s a lot to dig through. Some quickly noted highlights among the world …

SXSW Film

Justin Timberlake’s Glaring Time’s Up Hypocrisy

This year’s Super Bowl halftime performer threw Janet Jackson under the bus and works with accused sexual predators like Woody Allen without anyone …

Call Me By Your Name is a dream you won’t want to wake up from

Director Luca Guadagnino’s opulent summertime romance is one of the year’s sexiest and a launchpad for the spellbinding Timothée Chalamet.<p>Last …

Three Billboards' portrayal of dwarfism is reductive and ableist, and I would know

Peter Dinklage hailed the script. But as a woman with dwarfism, it wasn’t just the cheap gags at his character’s expense that I found troubling<p><i>• Warning – contains spoilers!</i><p>Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri is nothing if not a divisive film: even as it is being heralded as an …

Mental Health

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

First Draft: Read the 2018 Oscar Nominees for Best Original and Adapted Screenplay

Are you aching to read and learn from the 2018 Oscar-nominated scripts? Look no further because we have them all here, along with each trailer for …

Advice for navigating the vital but vulnerable world of freelance journalism

Freelance journalists play a vital role in print, online and broadcast publications around the world, but the job can often leave reporters …

Journalism

If You Want Responses To Your Sales Emails, You Need To Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

We all get them: emails so careless or poorly written a fifth-grade student could produce a better message. What happened? And, more importantly, how did such a travesty go out to prospective customers?<p>Bad copywriting is usually to blame. Either the sender has never learned to avoid things like …

Writing

George RR Martin's New Scholarship Gives Aspiring Fantasy Authors A Leg Up

Calling aspiring sci-fi authors, fantasy writers and worldbuilders everywhere: <i>Game of Thrones</i> author George RR Martin is funding a new scholarship that will put one winner through the intensive six-week Clarion West Writers Workshop entirely for free.<p>Termed the “Worldbuilder” scholarship, the …

Creative Writing

Phantom Thread review: Daniel Day-Lewis gives an amazing performance … too bad it's his last

Phantom Thread is a film with a swag of nominations at this year's Oscars, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.<p>The …

Diane Keaton: 'Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him'

Actor takes to Twitter to share statement of support for the director, who has been accused of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow<p>Diane Keaton has spoken up in support of Woody Allen, stating that she believes the director’s defence against allegations of molestation made by his …

Woody Allen

Who is the best Oscar-winning director of all time?

Capra? Coppola? Bigelow? Our chief film critic crowns one of five nominees the Oscar of Oscars champion – and reveals who you picked as your winner<p>Catch up on the full list of nominees<p>After announcing the nominees last week, we begin our Oscar of Oscars all-time list with best director. In no other …

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