Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"—which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love—yet…
Alyssa Rosenberg is the Features Editor for ThinkProgress.org. She is a
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Alyssa Rosenberg considers the women on the big screen and the small screen in the past year.
The use of drones and other machines for war or for surveillance has turned up as a subject in a surprisingly large number of summer blockbusters, including "Iron Man 3," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Man Of Steel," and now "Pacific Rim."