The Man from UNCLE

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{4.5/5} “Don’t ever make the calamitous error of mistaking my deliberate shortsightedness for blindness.” The Man from UNCLE, released in 2015 Napoleon Solo works for the CIA, after having gone on a spree of art theft across Europe. He’s in East Berlin to grab the daughter of a scientist whose knowledge of nuclear weapons they […]

Seraphim Falls

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{5/5} “‘What do you want?’ ‘I’d have thought that was obvious seein’ as I’ve been shootin’ at ya.’” Seraphim Falls, released in 2006 In 1868 five men on a horse are chasing one man on a horse. One of the five shoots the man in the arm, and then he’s on the run on foot. […]

The Queen’s Gambit

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{5/5} “Though I’m no longer a wife, except by a legal fiction, I believe I can learn to be a mother.” The Queen’s Gambit, aired in 2020 Beth’s mom commits suicide when she’s 9 and she goes to live in an orphanage. She becomes interested in the game of chess, and learns it from the […]

Parasite

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{5/5} “I don’t think of it as forgery or crime. I’ll go this university next year… I just printed out the document a bit early.” Parasite, released in 2019 Ki Woo’s family is poor because his parents are out of work. They occasionally make a bit of money by doing things like folding boxes for […]

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

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{2.5/5} “Everything is tinged, OK? That’s the thing you have to realize… Coloured by mood, by emotion, by past experience. There is no objective reality.” I’m Thinking of Ending Things, released in 2020 A young woman is on a road trip with her boyfriend Jake. She likes him, but she’s having second thoughts about their […]

Enola Holmes

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{4.5/5} “There are two paths you can take, Enola: yours, or the path others choose for you.” Enola Holmes, released in 2020 Enola’s mother has disappeared, and her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft — neither of whom she’s seen in years — return home. Mycroft’s plan for Enola is to send her to a boarding school, […]

Ocean’s Twelve

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{4.5/5} “It’s not in my nature to be mysterious, but I can’t talk about it and I can’t talk about why.” Ocean’s Twelve, released in 2004 Terry Benedict, a dangerous man, has figured out who robbed his casinos and he wants his money back — in 2 weeks. In order to get it to him, […]

Ocean’s Eleven

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{5/5} “Well, if I’m reading this right — I’d like to think that I am — this is probably the least accessible vault ever designed.” Ocean’s Eleven, released in 2001 Danny Ocean, having just gotten out of prison, is planning his next heist. It’s a complicated one, will require a bunch of people — eleven […]

The Favourite

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{4.5/5} “As it turns out, I’m capable of much unpleasantness.” The Favourite, released in 2018 Queen Anne is not well and her friend Lady Sarah is basically in charge. Abigail, a cousin of Sarah’s, arrives and gains employment as a servant. She starts out scrubbing floors but Sarah quickly gets her her own room and […]

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (season 1)

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{5/5} “I don’t think we’re really joie de vivre people.” Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist season 1, aired in 2020 When Zoey is having an MRI while listening to music during an earthquake she gains a special power — she hears and sees people singing songs about their feelings. She tries to user her power to help […]