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Josh  Olson
Oscar nominated screenwriter. Trailers From Hell guru. World famous non-reader of fucking scripts. Writer of Bronzeville. Host of The Movies That Made Me.
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Josh  Olson 3h
Replying to @Vitaliko @THR
Ummm.... you get that even Gene Simmons doesn’t believe that gibberish, yes?
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Josh  Olson 3h
Goddammit. We should not have to work this hard to get our side on board with this shit.
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Josh  Olson 5h
However you break it down, you want to make certain your writer is there for production. The Hollywood model has always been bad for movies, but it's terrible for audio drama, especially when you have tons of material. You need someone there who's intimate with every word.
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Josh  Olson 5h
Replying to @awries @joe_dante
Joe might have an in with him.
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Josh  Olson 6h
Replying to @MicahWright
Yeah. I wish I could say who I just heard that term applied to during a Q&A. I nearly died from not laughing out loud. One of the problems with doling out superlatives like that is it cheapens it when you come across someone with a genuine vision. Like Panos Cosmatos.
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Josh  Olson 6h
Replying to @Films1972
Right? I genuinely don't mind superhero movies and other genre blockbusters on a one by one basis. The part where they're the majority of what we make AND we have to pretend they're something other than movies for children isn't just bizarre, it's genuinely harmful.
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Josh  Olson 6h
Replying to @JRubinBlogger
Because basing your politics on optics and performances is childish and deadly. While she and Schumer were putting on their show, their party - OUR fucking party - was doing this, which while have much greater impact on human lives.
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Josh  Olson 23h
Great piece. “Congratulating movie studios on making lots of money on films that are not very good is a real turning point in film criticism—the ultimate refinement of the consumer-guide model.”
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Josh  Olson Dec 12
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Josh  Olson Dec 12
Replying to @thathochiminh
Little known fact - The Godfather premiered on VOD.
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Josh  Olson Dec 12
You're making it harder and harder to buy into that "There's a big difference between Democrats and Republicans" thing y'all are always going on about.
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Josh  Olson Dec 12
Replying to @willmenaker
You're a kid, so this may not resonate with you, but goddammit, seeing the editor of Mother Jones sneeringly refer to "lefties" is just fucking jaw dropping.
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Josh  Olson Dec 12
Happy Birthday, Frank Sinatra!
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Josh  Olson Dec 12
Replying to @trog69 @ClaraJeffery
I don’t disagree. Many good pieces still. But as a whole, it’s shifted far to the right, and forgotten its mandate. Seeing an EIC of MJ sneeringly refer to “Lefties” is apalling, especially today, when the lines are so clear, and the work so essential.
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Josh  Olson Dec 11
Replying to @ClaraJeffery
I grew up in a radical, left wing neighborhood in West Philly. Every house had copies of The Nation and Mother Jones in them. It’s genuinely disgraceful what’s happened to both magazines.
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Josh  Olson Dec 11
This thing where you completely marginalize all women and minorities who stand to your left... has that worked for you yet?
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Josh  Olson Dec 11
Replying to @kthalps
It’s essentially Twitter blackface. But someone wittier than I am needs to come up with a snappy term for this phenomenon..
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Josh  Olson Dec 11
Replying to @daveanthony
I grew up in a neighborhood and a house full of serious hard-core radical lefties. The one thing every house had was a subscription to The Nation. It's jaw-dropping to see what it's become since then.
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Josh  Olson Dec 11
And yet, you’re cool with the politicians who are doing all of this:
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James Adomian Dec 11
This was so much fun! Buckets of movies! Also they found a picture of me as a highly castable 30yo hunk ...
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