Tag: screenwriter

Sex and Assassins (2017) 2.7

Sex and Assassins (2017)

Stressed out screenwriter Jonah Rider wrestles with his crazy muse, his sleazy agent, and two motivated actresses about his next script "Sex and Assassins", but is having second thoughts on getting it into production....

RKO 281 (1999) (TV) 7

RKO 281 (1999) (TV)

Coming to Hollywood as a celebrated boy genius featuring a spectacular career arc in New York including his radio hoax War of the Worlds, Orson Welles is stymied on the subject for his first film. After a dinner party at...

Life Itself (2014) 7.8

Life Itself (2014)

'Life Itself' recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert - a story that's by turns personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent. The film explore...

Sweet Dreams (1981) 6.8

Sweet Dreams (1981)

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The Brothers McMullen (1995) 6.6

The Brothers McMullen (1995)

This angst-filled tale of three Irish-Catholic brothers explores men's relationships with women. Three different situations are set up on parallel plotlines, with each brother facing a different kind of crisis. Their com...

Mank (2020) 7.7

Mank (2020)

Follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz's tumultuous development of Orson Welles' iconic masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941)....

Between Your Legs (1999) 6.2

Between Your Legs (1999)

Miranda is a crew member of a nightly radio programmme. She and her husband Felix, a cop, are parents of a girl. Miranda's daily dog walking strolls are excuses to pursue sexual encounters with men, who she readily disca...

Cannes Man (1997) 5.3

Cannes Man (1997)

The Cannes Film Festival. It's where deals get made, producers get laid, and stars get paid. It's where all the movie industry meets to buy and sell all the movies on the planet. And it's where the art of the deal can be...

Contempt (1963) 7.6

Contempt (1963)

Paul Javal is a writer who is hired to make a script for a new movie about Ulysses more commercial, which is to be directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Jeremy Prokosch. But because he let his wife Camille drive with Pr...

Meet Me in Montenegro (2014) 5.9

Meet Me in Montenegro (2014)

In this personal, inter-continental love story two ex-lovers, Lina (Linnea Saasen), a Norwegian dancer and Anderson (Alex Holdridge), an American filmmaker, meet by chance during a visit to Berlin. Their romance is rekin...

Mistress (1992) 5.4

Mistress (1992)

A comedy about a screenwriter (Robert Wuhl), whose old movie script is read by a producer (Martin Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Danny Aiello, Robert De Niro, an...

Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008) 7.8

Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008)

A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison.::Anonymous...

Twisted Obsession (1989) 5.6

Twisted Obsession (1989)

Dan Gillis, an American screenwriter living in Paris, recently abandoned by his wife, and getting used to his new life as a bachelor while trying to take care of his son, Danny - is commissioned to write a script for a m...

In a Lonely Place-1950 8

In a Lonely Place-1950

Screenwriter Dixon Steele, faced with the odious task of scripting a trashy bestseller, has hat-check girl Mildred Atkinson tell him the story in her own words. Later that night, Mildred is murdered and Steele is a prime...

The Dying Gaul-2005 6.4

The Dying Gaul-2005

The gay screenwriter Robert, who is grieving the recent loss of his lover, writes a screenplay based on his biography and tries to sell it to the Hollywood producer Jeffrey. He offers one million dollars for his work, pr...

The Bad and the Beautiful-1952 7.8

The Bad and the Beautiful-1952

Told in flashback form, the film traces the rise and fall of a tough, ambitious Hollywood producer Jonathan Shields, as seen through the eyes of various acquaintances, including a writer James Lee Bartlow, a star Georgia...

The Muse-1999 5.7

The Muse-1999

What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to...

The Nines-2007 6.3

The Nines-2007

Gary, an actor who plays a cop on television, uses too much lighter fluid when he burns his ex-girlfriend's things, then he drinks and drives, uses crack, and crashes his car. He sobers up in jail and is placed under hou...

Trumbo-2015 7.5

Trumbo-2015

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words a...

Living in Oblivion-1995 7.5

Living in Oblivion-1995

Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.::...

The Pumpkin Eater-1964 7.2

The Pumpkin Eater-1964

Film screenwriter Jake Armitage and his wife Jo Armitage live in London with six of Jo's eight children, with the two eldest boys at boarding school. The children are spread over Jo's three marriages, with only the young...

Milius-2013 7.5

Milius-2013

A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.::dreamian...

Black Butterfly-2017 6.1

Black Butterfly-2017

Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a di...

Indecent Proposal-1993 5.9

Indecent Proposal-1993

A young couple very much in love are married and have started their respective careers, she as a real estate broker, he as an architect. She finds the perfect spot to build his dream house, and they get loans to finance ...

Playing It Cool-2014 6

Playing It Cool-2014

A screenwriter working on a script for a romantic movie is having a hard time because he is a little jaded when it comes to love since his mother abandoned him when he was a boy. So he spends his time ruining every relat...

Hail, Caesar!-2016 6.3

Hail, Caesar!-2016

Hail Caesar! Follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock ...

A Perfect Getaway-2009 6.5

A Perfect Getaway-2009

For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and ...

The Barefoot Contessa-1954 7

The Barefoot Contessa-1954

At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards scouted her at a shabby nightclub ...

Adaptation.-2002 7.7

Adaptation.-2002

While his latest movie Being John Malkovich (1999) is in production, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is hired by Valerie Thomas to adapt Susan Orlean's non-fiction book "The Orchid Thief" for the screen. Thomas bought the m...

Broken Embraces-2009 7.2

Broken Embraces-2009

Passion, obsession, wealth, jealousy, family, guilt, and creativity. In Madrid, Harry Caine is a blind screenwriter, assisted by Judit and her son Diego. The past comes rushing in when Harry learns of the death of Ernest...

Voodoo Man-1944 5.3

Voodoo Man-1944

Dr. Richard Marlowe uses a combination of voodoo rite and hypnotic suggestion, attempting to revive his beautiful, but long-dead, wife, by transferring the life essences of several hapless young girls he has kidnapped an...

Shadow of the Vampire-2000 6.9

Shadow of the Vampire-2000

Shadow of the Vampire is a film about the making of a German all time classic silent horror-movie from 1922 called Nosferatu-Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu-a Symphony of Horror). The production of Nosferatu had to...

The Invention of Lying-2009 6.3

The Invention of Lying-2009

It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get...

Their Finest-2016 6.8

Their Finest-2016

During the London Blitz of World War II, Catrin Cole is recruited by the British Ministry of Information to write scripts for propaganda films that the public will actually watch without scoffing. In the line of her new ...

Seven Psychopaths-2012 7.2

Seven Psychopaths-2012

A struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih ...

The Secret Village-2013 2.4

The Secret Village-2013

Greg,an unsuccessful screenwriter and Rachel,a beautiful journalist research an outbreak of mass hysteria in a small village. They start to uncover a secret about ergot poisoning that has affected this village for years....