Using "provocative" in a sentence

“You might have one terrible paper cited 1,000 times because it’s provocative — and wrong,” said Topol.
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A24 is, happily, both bold in its reach and influence and in its currying of provocative filmmakers from around the globe: other producers and filmmakers are influenced by what they’ve done.
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It's worth emphasising that Dr Disrespect's business model is based on playing Call of Duty and taking shots at Call of Duty: so he has an interest in saying provocative stuff about the game and, in the past, has never been shy of criticising it.
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It’s a provocative experiment (especially when one of the single women’s sons shows up in the dating pool) and its results are both deliciously messy and, at times, almost intolerably awkward.
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Those are some provocative words, even more so coming out of the mouth of Jacqueline “Jax” Stewart, the criminal defense attorney at the heart of Hulu’s Reasonable Doubt legal drama (premiering Tuesday, Sept.
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Ranging from rebellious, aggressive and provocative to deeply vulnerable.
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  “We want people to visit Album to discover something they won’t find anywhere else—a provocative piece of art, a highly collectible classic, or an object that’s just plain rad,” Bishop says.
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Who drives popular culture, and who thinks they drive it, and who gets credit for driving it? What is the role of outsized ego in trying to claim territory as an important hater? And why does it seem to be overwhelmingly men who drove this particular anti-fandom? This man with his newsletter, men on the internet, men in college holding "Barney bashing" events? When women do so much of the child care in any given society, how does it wind up being men who are most resentful about a dinosaur for children? Is that in spite of the traditional associations of nurture with mothers, or because of it? The big issue with I Love You, You Hate Me is that because it can't give up on the sensational side trips, and because it hasn't organized the many thoughts it contains into an argument for anything more than "haters need a hug," its more provocative just are sucked into a vortex of getting two hours of content produced and posted.
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As the provocative clip suggests, race in America is a central issue for the show.
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The scenes were deemed provocative by young men from the area, which triggered a clash.
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Balenciaga has become synonymous with subversiveness, and though the father of one of the child models featured in the campaign told the Daily Mail he believed the campaign was “blown out of all proportion,” this most recent campaign crossed the line for many consumers from provocative to harmful.
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Mercedes had arrived at the United States Grand Prix in Austin with a new front wing design, but its use of provocative slot gap separators quickly garnered attention from its rivals.
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Karwai Tang/Getty Images Iris Marion Young, the late feminist philosopher and scholar of democracy, wrote a provocative essay titled “The Logic of Masculinist Protection.
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The Sex Pistols also inspired later punk and alternative rock musicians and significantly influenced the punk aesthetic with their provocative fashion and hairstyles.
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Companies may be apprehensive about how DeSantis has gone after some of them but most have concluded that conduct is balanced by the state’s corporate-friendly tax and regulatory policies, said Cárdenas, noting his own opposition to the governor’s “provocative statements about immigration or Disney.
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The provocative comedy poses the question -- What would happen if the United States tried to end racism by offering to send Black Americans to Africa? (L-R) Fedna Jacquet, Shannon Matesky, Jordan E.
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The film recounts Sr’s work in chronological order – right from his bizarre no-budget shorts to his provocative zero-budget features that went on to inspire modern-day auteurs like Paul Thomas Anderson.
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Taking provocative turns, and crafting one of the best-ever 20-minute opening scenes, Bodyguard is an expert tension-building balancing act.
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As a Salt Lake City resident, I currently write and edit a blog called The Selective Echo that provides an entertaining, informative, and provocative look at Salt Lake City and its cosmopolitan best.
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“This work remains as provocative today as it did when it was first exhibited almost 70 years ago and continues to inspire generations of artists.
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As the current exhibition at LA Louver shows, it was in fact here in these prints and drawings where she worked out some of her most personal and provocative ideas about love, sex, occasionally politics, and always the value of a good risqué pun.
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relishes taking provocative stances, but he has been a vocal critic of media outlets that he says increasingly cater to partisan audiences; he cites as an example the resignation of a New York Times editor over the publication of a right-wing opinion piece.
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  We further call on the Tigrayan Defense Forces to cease provocative actions.
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This ode to “the November moon” exquisitely melds vintage production elements like wobbly organs and victrola-esque audio quality with danceable rhythms and provocative guitars.
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Named after a phrase coined by the legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, "pinch and ouch" offers an enthusiasm for provocative storytelling that is grounded in great acting.
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  Another set of hives is 25 minutes away in the suburb of Birmingham at the flashy and provocative Daxton.
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Changes in public taste and his challenging, ceaselessly provocative style limited his audience to serious film buffs and connoisseurs, but the impact of his early work on generations of moviemakers cannot be overstated.
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“Their intense and fruitful partnership and their creative trailblazing in [the 1970s] resulted in an extraordinary artistic innovation and a slew of provocative new works,” a wall card proclaims.
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com" on the end of a business, just to try and make it interesting and provocative 30 years ago.
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  The provocative comedy, which asks the question “what if the U.
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For example, he asks that before God created the heavens and the earth, where did God reside? Con Trong Bui puts forth a few difficult questions and provocative assertions of his own in Truthful Misconceptions, a book that explores Christian scripture, its symbolism and interpretation thereof, draws intriguing comparisons between Christianity other world religions and comes to unique conclusions about Biblical writings and teachings.
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Cooper — the youngest American playwright in Broadway's centuries-long history — comes this highly anticipated dark comedy, which turns racist taunt "go back to Africa" on its head with surprising and provocative results.
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The animal rights activist brought insight, power, and passion with this new track from the provocative film, which dropped earlier this fall.
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One of Tiffany’s most provocative arguments is that fans have drafted the Internet’s operating manual.
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“What’s the point of museums?” was the museum’s provocative salvo on Twitter.
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On display alongside photographs by Claude Cahun and Rrose Selavy (Marcel Duchamp’s female alter-ego) are the provocative chair with breasts by Sarah Lucas and the sensorial brushes by the young artist Najla el Zein.
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Challenging communities- and Politics worldwide—in a provocative way.
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Weaving together economic insight, social vision and philosophical reflection, the provocative text dares us to envision a world beyond capitalism—a place where relationship and meaning take precedence over profits and power.
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John had been saying things like that all through the year, and until now, everyone thought he was just being John—provocative and happy to shock.
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Along with the provocative Renaissance-style images that make up season 2's title sequence, Emmy-winning composer Cristobal Tapia de Vere is back with a remix of season 1's eclectic ear worm.
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Along with the provocative Renaissance-style images that make up season 2's title sequence, Emmy-winning composer Cristobal Tapia de Vere is back with a remix of season 1's eclectic ear worm.
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These include fake products, provocative words, violence, and the flaunting of wealth.
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Initially dismissed as a 'dress-up doll', Spears has proven herself as a singer, performer – and one of the most influential pop stars of her generation (Credit: Alamy)She has been hailed as an inspiration by everyone from Lady Gaga, who in 2009 described her as "the most provocative performer of my time", to Lana Del Rey.
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Argentina were furious at Louis van Gaal’s provocative language ahead of the game, which boiled over into a mass confrontation between players from both sides just before Weghorst’s late leveller.
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But the protection against heart attacks and strokes offered by the pills may distract people from taking steps to tackle their expanding waistlines, a provocative article in a medical journal argues.
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Born in Madrid in 1953, Muñoz realised a critical, provocative body of work in under two decades across a wide range of media, including sculptures, ‘conversation pieces’, immersive installations and drawings.
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Much as he would have preferred to avoid it, Hughes had to confront his own provocative history with Tupac.
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The dynamic of her marriage shifts as her infatuation challenges everything in smart and provocative and adult ways.
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“If we played any of those teams that are on the edge of getting in, would we be the underdogs or the favorite?” Saban asked on Fox at halftime of the Big Ten championship game—a provocative pulpit to give an SEC coach to take what sounded like a shot at Ohio State, among others.
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"    Austin said that nuclear powers have a responsibility to avoid provocative behavior, lower the risk of escalation, and prevent escalation and nuclear war and that USSTRATCOM is the responsible custodian of America's nuclear arsenal.
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" "We call on everyone to exercise maximum restraint, to take immediate action to achieve a de-escalation of the situation, and to refrain from provocative acts.
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She decided to name her new venture Slutty Vegan in the hopes that the provocative name would attract attention.
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Each of them is as rich and provocative as any theatrical monologue.
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com regarding their artistic approach to mapping out the provocative sci-fi prequel set five years before the events 2016's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," when the Empire was tightening its tyrannical grip on the galaxy and the Rebellion movement was born.
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Her endorsement income is driven by a social media image that portrays her as a lighthearted student-athlete without an overtly provocative tone.
Source: The New York Times

Putin later raised the incident in a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling Ukraine’s drone use “destructive” behavior and “provocative activity,” according to the Kremlin.
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Stay in the conversation on politics: Sign up for the OnPolitics newsletterThe findings are a red flag for Trump, whose core support has held remarkably solid through firestorms over his personal behavior, his provocative rhetoric, and his most controversial actions in the White House.
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Robin L Marshall/WireImageE!: Call Her Daddy started as this sexually provocative podcast, and now you're interviewing the biggest stars, you're covering politics.
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Shapiro (one recent episode: “Why the Hard Left Is Cheering Queen Elizabeth II’s Death”); the moralizing psychologist Jordan Peterson (“How Marxism Is Disguised as Woke Morality”); and Candace Owens, the provocative commentator on race and politics (“White Lives Matter”).
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Benedetta, his first film since 2016’s acclaimed thriller Elle, is perhaps the most openly provocative movie of 2021, and maybe of Verhoeven’s filmography as well.
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The book is data-rich, interdisciplinary, and raises provocative questions that don’t have easy answers.
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Ben-Gvir, a lawmaker known for anti-Arab vitriol and provocative stunts, has been offered the job of national security minister, a powerful position that will put him in charge of Israel’s police force.
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In retrospect, you might have had second thoughts but sometimes you need a provocative name that causes people to go, ‘what the fuck is that?’ and to get across that it's different and worth a second look.
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But its fourth and final season is still a must-watch for anyone curious about how such a provocative series is going wrap things up.
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Published On 5 Dec 20225 Dec 2022North Korea fired a barrage of artillery shells into a maritime buffer zone, the latest in a series of provocative military moves that have angered South Korea.
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Despite its thoughtful and provocative narrative, Bel-Air isn't offering viewers something new or unexpected.
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Boldly gay and proudly Black, Eastman gained precarious acclaim in the 1970s for his provocative pieces and performances, then withdrew and crashed too early, dying alone and unknown in a Buffalo hospital in 1990.
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Boldly gay and proudly Black, Eastman gained precarious acclaim in the 1970s for his provocative pieces and performances, then withdrew and crashed too early, dying alone and unknown in a Buffalo hospital in 1990.
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That’s the germ of a more provocative idea.
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Respondents also said that top-drawer thought leadership should include “robust research and strong supporting data” (49 percent) and “provocative ideas that challenge people’s assumptions” (48 percent).
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Compared to what followed, however, these provocative photographs seem mild.
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  For its part, the Institute of Women said the, in showing the lower back and buttocks of the woman, the winery treated women in a provocative (the word "vejatoria", or vexatious, was used) manner and as a sexual object.
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Although it’s never yet been done, this gives us a tremendously provocative way to measure the early Universe: by finding a cloud of hydrogen-rich gas, even one that’s never formed stars, we could look for this spin-flip signal — accounting for the expansion of the Universe and the corresponding redshift of the light — to measure the atoms in the Universe from the earliest times ever seen.
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She was part of a small group of female students who read provocative essays about women’s liberation while questioning social norms.
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) Olena Shmahalo/Quanta MagazineIntroductionThe Nature of Infinity How many real numbers exist? It’s been a provocative — and unsolved — question for more than a century, but this year saw major developments toward an answer.
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However, by simultaneously adding that in case of an Indo-Pak conflict, the Pakistan army will “take war to the enemy,” Pakistan’s new army chief has given a clear indication that contrary to expectations of him ending Pakistan army’s age-old habit of saber-rattling, jingoism continues to be Rawalpindi’s flavor of the day! However, Gen Munir’s supporters maintain that it’s too early and unfair to categorize him as a war-monger or an incurable hawk based solely on his provocative threat to “take war to the enemy.
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This series of play readings explores provocative questions at the intersection of science, technology and society, starting with Tira Palmquist’s look at climate change and personal grief, directed by Paige Clark.
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Both acts kept the room alive with their provocative demeanor and audience interactions before the lights went dim for the headlining act.
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I was struck by his lingering shots that capture the subtle, but provocative changes in your posture when you’re on the phone with Jeff Bridges’ lethal assassin character.
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Taking provocative turns, and crafting one of the best-ever 20-minute opening scenes, Bodyguard is an expert tension-building balancing act.
Source: CNET

Since finding her freedom, Spears has become much more vocal on social media, including posting provocative nudes and publicly slamming her family in long statements.
Source: Newsweek

Who drives popular culture, and who thinks they drive it, and who gets credit for driving it? What is the role of outsized ego in trying to claim territory as an important hater? And why does it seem to be overwhelmingly men who drove this particular anti-fandom? This man with his newsletter, men on the internet, men in college holding "Barney bashing" events? When women do so much of the child care in any given society, how does it wind up being men who are most resentful about a dinosaur for children? Is that in spite of the traditional associations of nurture with mothers, or because of it? The big issue with I Love You, You Hate Me is that because it can't give up on the sensational side trips, and because it hasn't organized the many thoughts it contains into an argument for anything more than "haters need a hug," its more provocative just are sucked into a vortex of getting two hours of content produced and posted.
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(Director: Sierra Urich, Producer: Keith Wilson) — Spurred by a provocative family memory and a lifetime of separation from the country her mother left behind, a young filmmaker delves into her mother and grandmother’s complicated pasts and her own fractured Iranian identity.
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“From William Penn to Joanna McClinton, there has never been a more provocative and abstruse dynamic at play,” said former Rep.
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COBRA KAI's Courtney Henggeler to Make NYC Stage Debut in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOFDecember 13, 2022Ruth Stage has announced that their provocative and controversial modern staging of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, returning to New York City in early 2023, will star Courtney Henggeler in the central role of “Maggie the Cat.
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Both indie rock and Slimane’s Dior Homme were exercises in nostalgia, groups of guys gazing wide-eyed at 30-year-old album covers for cues on how to wear jeans and play the guitar, and, to put it more deeply, longing for the provocative spirit of 1970s New York punk, when something dangerous and underground felt inevitable.
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This production, directed by Michael Mayer (Funny Girl), ends up light in terms of insights and provocative juice.
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The dialogue and body language are provocative without being remotely explicit, and sophisticated without projecting artsy elitism.
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faces, remained “aggressive” in the scope of its provocative behavior and earns the score of “formidable” for its capability because of its continued investment in the modernization and expansion of its military and the particular attention it has paid to its space, cyber, and artificial intelligence capabilities.
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Transportation Command But the third imagined use case is more provocative and less prosaic than the first two, titled only “Embassy Support,” scenarios in which a “rapid theater direct delivery capability from the U.
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(Director: Sierra Urich, Producer: Keith Wilson) — Spurred by a provocative family memory and a lifetime of separation from the country her mother left behind, a young filmmaker delves into her mother and grandmother’s complicated pasts and her own fractured Iranian identity.
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Where does ”The Whale“ rank in the filmography of the provocative auteur? Getty Images The films of Darren Aronofsky are not subtle.
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The dynamic of her marriage shifts as her infatuation challenges everything in smart and provocative and adult ways.
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Peter Cook’s “Plug-in City” is arguably one of their more provocative concepts.
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Oct 18, 2022 1:26 PM Flying on an early summer night in a season of tricky air travel, Charles Lloyd’s plane from Ottawa, Canada, touched… “I think jazz needs more provocative personality, and it needs more sex,” Han says.
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Britney Spears isn't letting up with her candid comments on social media, after posting more provocative pictures and more confessional voice notes.
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And if you have an interest in C++, you will probably have noticed this week's provocative Tweet from Mark Russinovich, the CTO of Microsoft Azure.
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Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth are incredible actors who gave arguably two of the most under-appreciated performances of last year, in David Bruckner’s psychological horror The Night House and Michel Franco’s provocative thriller Sundown respectively.
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Eminem’s provocative lyrics, littered with homophobic and sexist rhymes and profanity-laden attacks on all manner of public figures, caused a scandal.
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  Catherine Called Birdy, 2022(Film still) Catherine Called Birdy Lena Dunham’s adaptation of this popular YA coming-of-age novel is a departure from her more provocative works, such as HBO’s Girls or Sharp Stick.
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