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capable of arousing and holding the attention

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The side plot with his love interest, Chen's sister (Tang Wei), is less successful, but in both globe-trotting locales and cast, few movies have been as rivetingly East-West as "Blackhat,'' which soaks up the murky friend-enemy relationship between China and the U.S.
In doing so, she rivetingly employs a totally committed cast, led by Crissy Rock.
In this, she welds your eyeballs to the screen with a rivetingly ambiguous performance which skips from sincere victim of circumstance to imperious ice queen, constantly keeping you guessing about her.
Secondly, the sight of Steve 'shaky hands' Strange being allowed near innocent people's earlobes with a pair of razorsharp steel blades was the kind of rivetingly tense TV that makes Breaking Bad look like Barbar The Elephant by comparison.
A rivetingly suspenseful denouement brings this heartfelt tale to its satisfying conclusion.
The Lexus CT200h is interesting and unusual rather than rivetingly attractive.
The narrative might be Whig, but the history is fair--and rivetingly told" (back cover).
Rivetingly presented by former police detective Mark Williams-Thomas, the investigation found women willing to finally speak out after years of hurt about their abuse at the hands of Savile.
Among these, I found Yaeger's rivetingly personal, in part because she shows a tremendous amount of intrepidity in writing about a topic that has not been entirely transformed from a shameful, pathologized, embodied experience into theory.
troupe the Civilians--is also practiced by another hip, young Moscow theatre, Praktika, whose Golden Mask offerings included the ironic media satire Zhara (The Heat), the sweet interview-based appreciate-your-grandmothers piece Babushki Grannies, and the Bergmanesque mystery, entirely fictional but delivered in a rivetingly plain documentary style, Illusions.
But with two of the three protagonists of its romantic triangle under-characterized by the German-Canadian tenor Michael Koenig and the German soprano Gun-Brit Barkman and Malfitano's overall direction lacking focus, the rivetingly intense portrayal of the cuckolded husband by American bass-baritone Alan Held proved insufficient by itself to save Zemlinsky's day.
What makes Grandin even more remarkable is her rivetingly powerful self-awareness of her disability; how she compensates for it, by "thinking in pictures"; and how she uses her unique situation and skills to get "into" the minds of the animals she studies.
You pay for the rivetingly fast drive through the new bespoke exhaust system with a signature roar which wouldn't sound out of place on the race track.
The CBSO Chorus, under Simon Halsey, was in turn wonderfully lyrical and rivetingly thrilling.
It turns out that the perfect nature essay is quite short, it's a lean taut thing, an arrow and not a cannon, and here at the end there's a flash of humor, and a hint or tone or subtext of sadness, a touch of rue, you can't quite put your finger on it but it's there, a dark thread in the fabric, and there's also a shot of espresso hope, hope against all odds and sense, but rivetingly there's no call to arms, no clarion brassy trumpet blast, no website to which you are directed, no hint that you, yes you, should be ashamed of how much water you use or the car you drive or the fact that you just turned the thermostat up to seventy, or that you actually have not voted in the past two elections despite what you told the kids and the goat.