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What Lurks Beneath: 'Jaws' and Political Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Boris Johnson admires the Mayor in Spielberg's Jaws. Remember him? He was the guy who wouldn't close the beaches -- and sacrifice that revenue source -- during a public crisis.

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That Seriously Pissed-Off Shark Is Back: 'Jaws'

Steven Spielberg used a shark the way Herman Melville used a whale, transforming it from special effect into metaphor.

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The Story of a Woman on the Morning of a War

Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising is a rich and complex work teasing out the personal price paid by soldiers set on the stage of grand ideological battles for liberty and against the backdrop of deep drama of military tactics. There couldn't be a better choice than Hilary Swank for the just-announced upcoming movie.

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Has Hollywood Run Out Of Ideas? (trailers)

More remakes, sequels, and superhero movies ahead.

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