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Tribeca 2018: 'When She Runs' Is a Breakthrough in Sports Cinema

When She Runs is a portrait of a typical suburban day which has built-in mechanisms to potentially slow Kristin down a few milliseconds -- more than enough time to end her Olympic dreams.

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Ego Music: An Interview with the Pet Shop Boys

With their lush new album just hitting ears now, Neil Tennant of synth-pop icons the Pet Shop Boys sits down with PopMatters to talk about performing at the Olympics, what went into their latest disc, and why the world "needed" that Adele album ...

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Everlasting Victory: 'Chariots of Fire'

The film feels more like a character study than an Oscar candidate, but still, Chariots of Fire delivers a story that remains poignant today.

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The 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (videos)

Lavish extravaganza overshadowed by an athlete’s tragic death.

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The 'Ol Crotchety One Kicks It Transatlantic Style

PopMatters sends its weekly culture columnist abroad.

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Beijing 2008

Gaming should have evolved a bit over the course of the last twenty four years.

Jamie Lynn Dunston
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Olympic Height Requirements

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Seeing Sonic and Mario alongside each other in the same game is still a synapse fryer along the lines of seeing Mickey Mouse guest star as a cadaver on CSI. Something about it just...ain't...right.


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