Magazine article Variety

Categories: Adapted Screenplay

Magazine article Variety

Categories: Adapted Screenplay

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'ARRIVAL' (1)

Written by Eric Heisserer (screenplay), based on "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang

Ostensibly a sci-fi tale, the story is much darker and intense, ethereal, and crushing.

'ELLE' (2)

Written by David Birke (screenplay), based on the novel "Oh..." by Philippe Djian

The rape-revenge tale is also empowering, entertaining, and unexpectedly humorous.

'FENCES' (3)

Written by August Wilson (screenplay), based on his play

Rich with the playwright's savory language, pic is as powerful as anything on stage.

'HACKSAW RIDGE' (4)

Written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan

WWII story is emotionally gripping and graphically violent but never gratuitous.

'LION' (5)

Written by Luke Davies (screenplay), based on the book "A Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley

An Indian man's search for the way home is as heartbreaking as it is life-affirming.

'LOVING' (6)

Written by Jeff Nichols, based on the docu "The Loving Story"

A tender and understated examination of an interracial couple in 1950s Virginia who take their right to be married to the Supreme Court. …

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