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‘3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets’: Loss and Resolve in the Jordan Davis Murder

Three years ago, Jordan Davis was shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 17 years old. The man who shot him

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The Beautiful, Thrilling ‘Carol’ Belongs Among Best Movie Love Stories

This is a love story between two women set at a time and place when that relationship was beyond taboo, but as its bravura filmmaking unfolds, those specifics fade and what remains are the feelings and emotions that all the best movie love stories create.

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20 Nov 2015 // 10:33 AM

‘Creed’ Is the Best Rocky Movie Since ‘Rocky’

I fear that a lot of what makes Creed better than you’d expect -- the character stuff -- may work against it at the box office.

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17 Nov 2015 // 9:45 AM

Entertainment’s Place in Post-Attack Rebuttal

The question after attacks like Friday’s is whether to allow entertainment back in. But perhaps that elides the real issue. Perhaps entertainment has been here all along.

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Despite Some Gains, Female Directors Still Face a Bleak Future in Hollywood

Once female directors get the job, the potential roadblocks to career advancement are numerous and varied and include studio expectations, the critical establishment and peer networks.

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6 Nov 2015 // 9:07 AM

Is ‘Spectre’ the End of the Road for 007?

“You can feel this, in one way, as an end to a quadrology,” said Neal Purvis, who with screenwriting partner Robert Wade has cowritten all four of the Craig movies.

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4 Nov 2015 // 10:15 AM

Do We Still Need James Bond?

But who should play Bond shouldn’t be the primary concern. The bigger question is whether there even needs to be another Bond. Is it time for the Bond franchise to end?

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‘India’s Daughter’ Traces Atrocity That Became a Tipping Point

Though it lasts only 63 minutes, this documentary's impact is devastating.

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30 Oct 2015 // 8:20 AM

Bradley Cooper’s ‘Burnt’ Seems a Little Half-Baked

Without enough meat on the bones of this story, it’s just not as satisfying as it could be.

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Bradley Cooper Talks About His Restaurant Past, His Acting Future and ‘Burnt’

In Burnt, opening Friday, Bradley Cooper is Adam Jones, a culinary star desperate for a comeback after torpedoing his career with drugs, drink, and insufferable arrogance.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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