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Movies on My Mind: The Pleasures of Re-Watching

The very best films warrant repeated viewings so that fresh nuances emerge, allowing a deeper understanding and appreciation to accrue.

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Too Much Play to Pause

The interactivity of video games necessitates that players must always be engaged in action and are seldom given any chance to pause for reflection.

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Born in the U.S.A. or, Every Day Is Veterans Day

“Born in the U.S.A.” might be the first instance where Springsteen takes a topical dilemma and wrestles with an entire demographic: the veterans with “nowhere to run (and) nowhere to go”.

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Paul Schrader by George Kouvaros

Taxi Driver is pioneering especially in relation to its unflinchingly contradictory anti-hero Travis Bickle, the character Schrader conceived who can perform noble deeds as well as insane violence.

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