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Molly’s Game

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “I was raised to be a champion. My goal was to win. At what and against whom — those were just details.” Molly’s Game, released in 2017 Molly Bloom was a professional skier until she had an accident. Then she stumbled into the world of big-money poker played by the rich and famous. After […]

At Winter’s End

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{4.5/5} “But in that moment it seemed to Hresh that he himself was a citizen of the Great World. He was in the midst of all its surge and vigor. He saw himself striding down the throbbing streets of Vengiboneeza, moving through the turmoil and frenzy of a marketplace where members of the Six Peoples […]

The Gameshouse

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{4.5/5} “Ask yourself this, my lady: you play now to crown a king in Venice, and this is, I think, y our very first game. Imagine the stakes that more experienced players must work for. Imagine the scale of their ambition.” The Gameshouse by Claire North, originally published in 3 parts in 2015 In the […]

Noumenon

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{4.5/5} “I had no desire to follow the strict regimen that had been set up for us, but I also didn’t want to see the mission flounder and fail. It was a strange dichotomy of concepts that somehow lived harmoniously within me. I simultaneously supported and denied our collective rebelliousness.” Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter, […]

Brave

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{4.5/5} “Boys, don’t just play with your haggis.” Brave, released in 2012 Merida is a princess. Her mother is constantly teaching her about what a proper princess does, but she’d rather be out riding her horse and shooting arrows. When the time comes for the clans to present their suitors for Merida’s hand in marriage, […]

The Massacre of Mankind

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{4.5/5} “None of it seemed real to me, and the more I thrust myself into these foolish adventures, the more unreal it felt, a puppet show on the slope of a volcano. I kept thinking of those striking words Walter had used in his Narrative, to catch the mood of the last days he and […]

Whose Line is it Anyway? (season 15)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “10 out of 10 beauticians agree that if you tell your girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high she’ll look surprised.” Whose Line is it Anyway? season 15, aired in 2019 Wayne sings a song with Chris Hardwicke about a substitute teacher in the style of fantasy metal. They show you the world’s worst […]

Late Night

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{4.5/5} “I hope I earned the privilege of your time.” Late Night, released in 2019 Katherine has been the host of a late night talk show for many years, but ratings have been declining — and her boss just told her that this is her last year. Her husband Walter suggests that if she wants […]

Yesterday

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{4.5/5} “What I’m offering you is the great and glorious poisoned chalice of money and fame.” Yesterday, released in 2019 Jack’s music career isn’t going anywhere so he decides to quit. When the lights go out all around the world for 12 seconds, he gets hit by a bus. Afterwards he realizes that he’s the […]

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (season 6)

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{4.5/5} “We’re about to do something that no judge on any talent show has ever done before. No judge on any show, really. We’re going to do a trick, and we’re going to let someone else judge us. And we’re not just going to let anyone judge us, we’re going to let ourselves be judged […]