CIA

The Report

The Report is literally about a 7,000 page report, which you see in physical context at one point: Two seemingly foot-high stacks of paper sit to both sides of investigator Dan Jones (Adam Driver) as he presents his shocking findings on the CIA’s illegal post-9/11 torture methods to the Senate Intelligence Committee. The report itself …

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The Looming Tower

In the late 1990s, the U.S. government was carefully watching the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. The series of events started stacking up, from the 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassys in Kenya and Tanzania (killing over 200 people between them), to the attack on the USS Cole in the waters of Yemen, …

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Jason Bourne

Revisiting a popular character like Jason Bourne is tantalizing. It’s been 9 years since we’ve seen the man without a memory, the man without a past; a trained assassin who can kill people with his bare hands. What has Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) been up to in all that time? Apparently eating sacks of meat …

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Central Intelligence

I’m pretty sure that moviegoers of all persuasions and sexes have a collective cinematic crush on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Shoot, how could you not? A towering, handsome guy with blinding white teeth and hams for biceps, he has that rare charisma that burns through the screen. He can play strong and noble, but is …

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Spy

Need more? Melissa McCarthy cements her status as a cinematic force to be reckoned with in this super- fun action-comedy from writer-director Paul Feig. In it, she stars as Susan Cooper, a mild- mannered CIA agent who’s been relegated to a desk job while her suave super-spy partner, Bradley Fine (Jude Law), jets around the …

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