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Keira Knightley’s 10 Best Movies

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Keira Knightley has been acting professionally since she was eight, and at 32, has an impressive resume of quality films under her belt that range from indie dramas to seafaring blockbusters.  Knightley has wonderful range as a comedic actress and fits well in period dramas where she’s gotten the most awards attention (The Imitation Game and Pride and Prejudice) and modern dramas (Love Actually and Collateral Beauty).  Her most famous role is that of Elizabeth Swann, female protagonist of the first three films in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.  Where she chooses to take her career at this point is up to her.  She’s a proven box office draw with the respect of the critics, and she’s still so young, you get the feeling her best is still yet to come.

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Top 5: Sports Movies of All-Time

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With playoffs getting underway in hockey and basketball, let’s turn our attention to sports movies. First of all, why the heck is it so hard to make a good movie about such a dominant part of culture? Sports movies are almost uniformly awful and the most acclaimed ones are about boxing (which I’ve excluded because then the whole list would be boxing movies) or things that are “games” rather than “sports” like poker or pool (so no Hustler or Rounders). I want to keep it to team sports.  For that reason I also excluded Jerry Maguire because I don’t think of it as a sports movie so much I do a relationship movie.  You could argue either way, but very little of the movie takes place on-the-field. Continue reading Top 5: Sports Movies of All-Time