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Lights, Camera, Covert Action

Touchstone Pictures, Photofest

The stars of The Recruit at the film's version of the CIA memorial wall.
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How do you feel about spy thrillers?

For those of us who are fans, the genre's usual blend of action, intrigue, and cynicism is irresistible. Even if warned that a new movie is overly formulaic and derivative, we may take a chance—just to enjoy the...

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