State of Play

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Based on the rather successful six-part BBC series, State of Play is a gripping political thriller that mixes the intrigue of a murder investigation and political corruption, with a secondary story about the hybridization of new media and old-school journalism.  Washington Globe veteran investigative reporter Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe) is writing an article about the a murder of a woman, who it turns out was a research aide to his friend, congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck). Collins has been holding hearings …