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    'American Crime': Do Ratings Equal Relevance, or Can John Ridley Land Season 2?

    With ratings dropping, "American Crime" looks like it's on the road to cancellation. Can its subject matter save it?

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    Why 'American Crime' Creator John Ridley Prefers TV Even After Winning an Oscar

    "To me, it would've been really wonderful to do 'American Crime' for two hours and explore these characters, but it's even more wonderful to be able to explore them over 11 hours and really take the time to step these characters out."

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    Review: 'American Crime' is the Most Complex & Ambitious Broadcast Drama You Don't Need to Watch

    The initiative of John Ridley's cable-like broadcast drama is admirable, but the result for all that effort is merely affecting instead of effective.

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    On ABC's 'American Crime,' the Series to Launch a Thousand Think Pieces

    Despite its didacticism and self-satisfaction, ABC's latest drama emerges as a gratifyingly audacious examination of the social contract's bleeding edge.

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    Watch: Actors and Filmmakers Answer 'What's Your Favorite Movie That No One Has Seen?'

    In the latest Academy Originals video, actors and filmmakers let us know their favorite movies that others might never consider.

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    '12 Years a Slave' Oscar-Winner John Ridley on Doing Jimi Hendrix Justice in 'All Is by My Side'

    Indiewire spoke with the "12 Years a Slave" screenwriter about his sophomore feature.

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    Interview: John Ridley Talks 'All Is By My Side,' 'American Crime' and Career Longevity

    Ridley, who's had a busy year starting with an Oscar win for writing "12 Years A Slave" and also developing the upcoming crime drama "American Crime" at ABC, recently spoke with Shadow And Act about his first feature directorial effort in over a decade and how it's shaped his career.

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    How 'Jimi: All Is By My Side''s Ridley and Benjamin Found Hendrix in London

    John Ridley has been honing his craft for years, apprenticing with John Wells on 'Third Watch,' through multiple movie scripts ('U-Turn,' 'Red Tails') and television series ('Barbershop,' 'Platinum') to his first feature 'Cold Around the Heart.' He wrote the Oscar-winning script for '12 Years a Slav...

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