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  • Bruce Almighty2003 Universal PicturesDirected by Tom ShadyacFeaturing Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman Plot: Bruce Nolan, a good, but self-centered newsman, complains bitterly to God when he is overlooked for promotion to anchorman. God responds, allowing Bruce to exercise divine powers and respond to peoples’ prayers himself. Consideration: One of the best ways to start discussing this […]

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  • Soviet Cinema – AELITA

    Originally Published in the New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 2000 Women as Princesses or Comrades: Ambivalence in Yakov Protazanov’s Aelita (1924) The Civil War has ended. A widowed Russian engineer goes to Mars with a demobilised Red Army officer and falls in love with a Martian princess. Her ancestors are of mixed descent, some having come from […]

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