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Writer’s Life

Exploring the lives and trajectories of writers has become a fairly common film trope, since the movies are written by, well, writers. But the best films about writers elevate themselves far beyond navel-gazing, from Charlie Kaufman's artful deconstruction of self in Adaptation to the surrealism of Barton Fink to Cynthia Nixon's idiosyncratic Emily Dickinson in A Quiet Passion.

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Staff Pick of the Day

Meadowland

Directed by Reed Dawson Morano

Marriage Drama - Rated R - 105 Minutes - 2015

It's been a year since their son disappeared from a rural gas station, and grieving parents Sarah (Olivia Wilde) and Phil (Luke Wilson) are coping in different ways, which seem to be driving them apart. Sarah takes special interest in a boy who reminds her of her son, while Phil seeks camaraderie, and vengeance, among fellow parents in mourning. Director Reed Morano's upcoming film, the post-apocalyptic I Think We're Alone Now, was the subject of much debate at this year's Sundance Film Festival. (Available on Netflix)

- Chris Steffen