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“Murdered by Internet Bullies”: Comic Book Artist Ed Piskor Takes His Own Life Following Allegations

Plus, Benedict Cumberbatch teams with Olivia Colman, and why Sundance needs Hollywood's support more than ever.

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you all enjoyed Easter weekend despite the rain, which washed away my weekly basketball game on Saturday. Again. Grrr…

It was an eventful weekend ‘round these parts, but all I’ll say in response to the Day Drinker drama is that I am not a trade — while trades track stories, I’m here to tell you the stories that are being tracked. It can take weeks, months, and sometimes even a year for my stories to pan out, and I promise you right now — not everything will. But that’s the nature of this job.

If you just want to read about done deals in the trades, I suggest you read the trades, and learn how to read this newsletter. As for Sydney Sweeney, I wish her nothing but the best and remain a fan even though I’m absolutely baffled by her team’s strong denial — which obviously had less to do with the project and everything to do with the possible participation of one Johnny Depp. Trust me on that one…

Anyway, I really enjoyed Ramy Youssef on Saturday Night Live this weekend. I’ve never watched his Hulu series Ramy, so my only exposure to him, really, has been in Poor Things and his recent HBO comedy special, which was also pretty funny. He’s got a new fan in me, and I especially loved his “Immigrant Dad Talk Show” sketch.

Last night, I revisited Bong Joon-ho’s Memories of Murder, which I hadn’t seen since college. The filmmaking craft was terrific, as were the performances, but once again, the ending felt unsatisfying, and I personally find the movie a little overrated, having always preferred Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s serial killer movie Cure.

In tonight’s newsletter, you’ll read about comic book Ed Piskor’s tragic death, Sundance’s rumored financial troubles, a War of the Roses remake starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman, and Viggo Mortensen’s new western romance The Dead Don’t Hurt.

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