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  • In the nine years since she was first accused of and jailed for murder -- then exculpated, only to be retried and found guilty again, and finally absolved -- Amanda Knox has learned a thing or two about performance. "Either I'm a psychopath in...

  • Americans tend to view professional sports as egalitarian meritocracies, but equestrian competitions still have the air of elitism, a rarefied realm of bloodlines and blue bloods. That's why scrappy underdog horse-sport narratives resonate: Their...

  • The road to equal treatment has been a long and difficult one for the disabled community, and littered with setbacks and defeats. Occasionally lost in that quest for accessibility legislation and insurance mandates has been the subordinate...

  • The conventional wisdom about early-career Tim Burton is that he was an imaginative visual stylist but not a great storyteller. That sounds smart, right? It’s still something that a certain kind of ratty-beard-stroking film critic keeps tucked in...

  • Deepwater Horizon is the most entertaining Hollywood disaster movie in years. I’m sorry — is that a terrible thing to say? Peter Berg’s film is based on the true story of the BP-leased, Transocean-owned deepwater drilling rig that in 2010...

  • A woman wears sunglasses, a tight red dress, matching long gloves and red lipstick. She stands and smokes a cigarette, ostensibly watching a rugby game, but really the players are watching her, fumbling their footwork, and it’s exactly the effect...

  • Seed: The Untold Story is the rare documentary from filmmakers who are not just capable but also in love with their craft. It's a wonderment of photography, animation and sound, and it's a testament to its editors that the many interviews...

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