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Battle Company: Korengal
ALTERNATE TAKE: Emma Varnam considers Sebastian Junger's documentary in light of its decision to focus on the experiences of the US soldiers involved.
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Published on September 07, 2014

   
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'Get Away from Her…': The Power Behind One Line in Aliens
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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A post-apocalyptic film that avoids the usual cliches of the genre
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Published on August 17, 2014
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Cold in July
Symptomatic of a trend in recent neo-noir to ape eighties filmmaking; by Tom Steward
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Published on August 06, 2014
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Miami Vice
In the fifth article of our blockbuster symposium, James Slaymaker makes the case for Miami Vice and Michael Mann's avant-garde multiplex style
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Published on August 13, 2014
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Guardians of the Galaxy

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Marvel's latest superhero movie bucks the trend in choosing fun over moodiness
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Published on August 01, 2014
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The Lego Movie
Working through dichotomies of playing vs. preserving and creativity vs. conformity
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Published on July 31, 2014
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Quantum of Solace
Guest writer Ed Smith shares his thoughts on the Craig-era Bond films, and examines the merits of Quantum of Solace
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Published on August 11, 2014
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Boyhood

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An astonishingly ambitious magnum opus
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Published on July 24, 2014
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The Lone Ranger
An audio commentary on Gore Verbinski's much-maligned revisionist western.
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Published on July 22, 2014
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The Fugitive
Tom Steward explores the balance between narrative and spectacle in The Fugitive compared to contemporary blockbuster films
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Published on August 10, 2014
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Venus in Fur

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A constructive (if not entirely original) critique of male-dominated literary discourse
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Published on July 20, 2014
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Belle
Interrogating historical veracity and progressive potential in a generic context
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Published on July 08, 2014
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Six-shooters, Storytelling, and the Sublime Folly of The Lone Ranger
As part of the Blockbuster Symposium, Matt Denny ponders what constitutes a blockbuster, and why The Lone Ranger is his favourite despite breaking all the rules
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Published on August 07, 2014
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