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Keanu and Winona 4ever: on-screen couples who keep getting back together

The release of romcom Destination Wedding marks the third time that the pair have paired up, the latest in a long line of reunited big-screen couples https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/29/keanu-and-winona-4ever-on-screen-couples-who-keep-getting-back-together

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Who should direct the Donald Trump biopic?

After Dan Rather tweeted out a suggestion that Martin Scorsese should take charge of Trump: The Movie, here’s a look at who else could capture the life of the president. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/27/donald-trump-biopic-who-should-direct

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No rights allowed: the strange world of unofficial movie sequels

With the release of Unbroken: Path to Redemption an odd history of unsanctioned sequels, from Never Say Never Again to Titanic II emerges   https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/24/unbroken-path-to-redemption-unofficial-movie-sequels

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Lights, camera, automation: should robots replace human actors?

American History X director Tony Kaye has revealed that his next film will star an AI actor, a groundbreaking move but one that fits in with a history of transhumanism on screen   https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/16/tony-kaye-sam-khoze-2nd-born-robot-actors

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From box office to Oval Office: can a film ever lead to political change?

As America heads toward the midterm elections, Spike Lee, Michael Moore and Dinesh D’Souza all hope their films will have a profound effect on voters https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/14/spike-lee-michael-moore-dinesh-dsouza-can-a-film-change-politics

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The Last Controversy of Christ

Thirty years ago this month, the world saw the release of one of the most divisive movies ever made: Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ. The film stands almost unrivaled in terms of ferocity of backlash and cultural import, and the controversy it inspired helped establish the ideological battle lines in which the culture wars… Continue reading The Last Controversy of Christ

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Here I Come to Save the Day: The Great White Avenger in Cinema

From The Searchers, to Taxi Driver, to this year's riveting You Were Never Really Here - how American movies have mined, interrogated, and subverted the troubling genre of 'captivity narratives'. https://crookedmarquee.com/great-white-avengers/