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Color By Numbers: ‘Devdas’

In the United States, our film industry chooses to adopt novels several times on film if they’re seminal classics—The Great Gatsby, Pride & Prejudice, The …

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The Robert De Niro Syndrome

Robert De Niro needs no introduction. He has played Vito Corleone, Travis Bickle, Jake La Motta, Al Capone, Rupert Pupkin…even Frankenstein’s monster! He has been …

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Amy Adams Goes All In

It’s hard to believe that the linguistics professor translating aliens in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, the con-woman with fluctuating accents in American Hustle, and the troubled …

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What is Technosexuality?

Our lives are becoming more dependent on technology with each passing year. So it goes without saying that humankind might become dependent on technology for …

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Why We Laugh: Part 1

Humor has been the subject of serious investigation dating back all the way to Plato and Aristotle. Over the past few decades, Dirk Eitzen has …

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Women in Film: Brie Larson

From saving the Avengers to fighting for diversity and equality, Brie Larson is a superhero both on and off-screen. The Academy Award-winning actress has used …

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Anna Karina: The Muse of the French New Wave

In the early 1960s, Anna Karina played muse for one of the French New Wave’s most iconic directors: Jean-Luc Godard. Despite the ups and downs …

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The Score Auteur: Hans Zimmer

Many film composers have a style that is easy to recognize: Jonny Greenwood is known for dissident strings, erratic percussion, and unsettling rhythms, while Trent …

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When De Palma Met Franz

A seemingly average Joe pervades the earlier films of Brian De Palma: actor Dennis Franz, a Chicago native that has played tough East coast characters …

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Tom Hardy Is Just Getting Started

Tom Hardy belongs to a rare breed of actors. To put it simply, he is the best of both worlds: He has the handsome star …

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