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 Jeff York

3 Major Plusses That Phoebe Waller-Bridge Could Bring to Bond 25

3 Major Plusses That Phoebe Waller-Bridge Could Bring to Bond 25

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is having quite the moment. In the past year, she’s scooped up awards all over the place for Fleabag and Killing Eve, the two British TV series she created in 2016 and 2018, respectively, including two Golden Globes for the former this past weekend. In April, No Time to Die, the 25th film […]

 Jeff York

The Best Screenplays of 2019

The Best Screenplays of 2019

The 2019 film year may have started off soft, followed by an underwhelming summer season, but from autumn on, it rallied. More and more critics are making “Top 20 Best Lists” this month, and the Academy shouldn’t have to struggle to come up with seven to ten worthy Best Picture nominees for February’s Oscar ceremony. […]

 Jeff York

The Subject Of Divorce And How It Plays On Screen

The Subject Of Divorce And How It Plays On Screen

Divorce is an ugly word. Don’t believe anyone who tells you that such break-ups are amicable and amenable. Even if the parties agree that the relationship must end, there are always hard feelings, resentments, and difficult reckonings. Divorce does, however, almost always make for gripping and endlessly fascinating drama onscreen. Stories of divorce have made […]

 Jeff York

What Makes Gangster Stories So Endlessly Fascinating?

What Makes Gangster Stories So Endlessly Fascinating?

With The Irishman, Martin Scorsese has once again made a gangster movie that’s earning big box office bucks and capturing a ton of Oscar buzz. Cinema fans love the genre, going back to the early 1930s when stars like James Cagney (The Public Enemy) and Edward G. Robinson (Little Caesar) made films about the underworld […]

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“Own What You Write. Stand By Your Taste.” Advice From Zach Cox, Manager At Circle Of Confusion

“Own What You Write. Stand By Your Taste.” Advice From Zach Cox, Manager At Circle Of Confusion

Zach Cox has been at Circle Of Confusion for over 12 years. He started as an intern in the Fall of 2006 and became a manager by the fall of 2010. Zach has an unquenchable thirst for character-driven stories regardless of genre and believes great storytelling is a gift that can be honed, but not […]