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Top Five Gen X Director Debuts, the Fate of ‘Black Widow,’ and a Potential Oscars Disaster

Sean and Amanda dive into the news about Disney’s new release strategy for ‘Black Widow,’ and Sean is joined by Brian Koppelman to discuss the top five directorial debuts of filmmakers born between 1960 and 1980

Film Independent At LACMA Hosts Special Screening Of “Billions” Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images


Sean and Amanda dive into the news about the new release strategy for Disney’s long-awaited Black Widow and what it means for movie theaters (0:16). Then, they look at the results of the WGA and PGA awards, and the complications of the forthcoming in-person Oscars ceremony. Finally, Sean is joined by Brian Koppelman—cocreator of Billions and cowriter of Rounders, The Girlfriend Experience, and Ocean’s 13—to discuss the top five directorial debuts of filmmakers born between 1960 and 1980 (27:00).

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