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Here's One More Reason Why the Disney-Fox Deal Is Bad for Movies

On Wednesday, an email arrived in my inbox from Fox Searchlight. It announced the October 2018 theatrical release of Can You Forgive Me?, an upcoming comedy directed by indie auteur Nicole Holofcener about the notorious forger Lee Israel, played by Melissa McCarthy. In any other week, an email like this would have been on the fast track to my junk folder. But on the eve of Disney’s long-rumored acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV studios for a mammoth .4 billion dollars—which was officially announced on Thursday—it took on a whole new meaning.

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