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Quentin Tarantino Has Never Seen All of Oliver Stone’s Version of His ‘Natural Born Killers’

Quentin Tarantino’s disdain for “Natural Born Killers,” the movie Oliver Stone made from the script he sold to the director, has become well-known in the 27 years since it was released. Though still the story of psychopathic killers Mickey and Mallory Knox (Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis), the script was heavily revised by Stone, along […]

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Utopia Buys Tribeca Award Winner ‘Materna’ (Exclusive)

Utopia has acquired worldwide rights to David Gutnik’s “Materna” ahead of the film’s in-person debut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.The movie looks at four women, whose lives intersect during an incident on a New York City subway. Kate Lyn Sheil (“She Dies Tomorrow”), Jade Eshete (“Billions”), Lindsay Burdge (“Black Bear”), Assol Abdullina (“First Snow”), […]

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Another GameStop Film in the Works, This Time From Jason Blum and Andrew Ross Sorkin at HBO

There is another project from Hollywood based on the GameStop saga in the works, this one set at HBO. The pay-cable network is in development on a scripted project based on the “short squeeze” movement regarding GameStop’s stock that took place over the last two weeks.This one is from Jason Blum and “Billions” co-creator and […]

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Asia Kate Dillon Urges SAG Awards to Remove Gender-Specific Categories

“Billions” star Asia Kate Dillon wrote an impassioned essay on Wednesday that called for the SAG Awards to abolish its gender-specific categories.Dillon’s open letter, which was published by Variety, was addressed to SAG-afrta’s SAG Awards committee members JoBeth Williams, Daryl Anderson, Jason George, Elizabeth McLaughlin, and Woody Schultz in response to the organization informing them […]

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‘Billions’ Review: The Season’s Best Episode Yet Preaches the Reality of Sex Work

Maybe it’s more apparent since Julianna Margulies joined the cast, but “Billions” has always been most successful when copying the kind of ripped-from-the-headlines drama that “The Good Wife” did so perfectly. While early seasons relied on co-creator Andrew Ross Sorkin’s nonfiction bestseller “Too Big to Fail,” the show has expanded its purview, filling out its […]

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‘Billions’ Review: Sex-Positive Episode ‘Contract’ Brings Some Much-Needed Heat

It’s a tried-and-true method, in life and TV: When things get dull, just add sex. After four underwhelming episodes, mostly spent exhaustingly establishing new rivalries and schemes that hardly raise an eyebrow, the writers of “Billions” have finally delivered at least some of the goods that have recently been in short supply. The fifth episode […]

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‘Billions’ Review: In ‘The Chris Rock Test,’ a New Rival for Bobby Brings a Familiar Refrain

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Billions” Season 5, Episode 2, “The Chris Rock Test,” including the ending.]For a show that’s ostensibly about two morally depraved, power-hungry men locked in a perpetual dick-swinging contest of Shakespearean proportions, this world’s stage hosts a bevy of unconventional secondary characters — and they’re far more than […]

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