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Compelling subject. Fast-paced, exhilarating dialogue. Focused direction that maintains an almost ruthless pace.

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With ‘Bridge of Spies’, Steven Spielberg Continues His Fascination With American History

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6 Oct 2015 // 12:28 PM

Ellen Page Embraces Open Life: “I Could Not Be Happier”

Coming out has clearly liberated Ellen Page, but she was cautious when talking about LGBT issues, choosing her words carefully so as not to offend.

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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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