Understanding Screenwriting

screenwriting analyst Tom Stempel brings his customary wit and wisdom to bear on movies, television and books

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Understanding Screenwriting #150, Part II

Understanding Screenwriting #150, Part II

Tom Stempel celebrates his 150th issue of Understanding Screenwriting with a compilation of some of his favorite reviews.

Tom Stempel celebrates his 150th issue of Understanding Screenwriting with a compilation of some of his favorite reviews.

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Understanding Screenwriting #150, Part I

Understanding Screenwriting #150, Part I

Tom Stempel celebrates his 150th issue of Understanding Screenwriting with a compilation of some of his favorite reviews.

Tom Stempel celebrates his 150th issue of Understanding Screenwriting with a compilation of some of his favorite reviews.

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Understanding Screenwriting #149

Understanding Screenwriting #149

Tom Stempel on Indignation, Café Society, Florence Foster Jenkins, Complete Unknown, Morgan, Rizzoli & Isles, and BrainDead.

Tom Stempel on Indignation, Café Society, Florence Foster Jenkins, Complete Unknown, Morgan, Rizzoli & Isles, and BrainDead.

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Understanding Screenwriting #148

Understanding Screenwriting #148

Tom Stempel takes a look at Ghostbusters, Bad Moms, Jason Bourne, and Hell or High Water.

Tom Stempel takes a look at Ghostbusters, Bad Moms, Jason Bourne, and Hell or High Water.

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Understanding Screenwriting #147

Understanding Screenwriting #147

Tom Stempel casts his eye over Genius, Finding Dory, Central Intelligence, The Shallows, and Our Kind of Traitor.

  So Why Are We Watching This? Genius (2016. Screenplay by John Logan, based on the book Max Perkins: Editor of Genius. 104 minutes.) Within the first week of its American release, this film only had a 45% favorable rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes (the audiences liked it a little better, with a 58% […]