Murdoch Mysteries (season 12)

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{5/5} “‘I took a second job.’ ‘You? You barely have enough energy for one.’” — Higgins & Crabtree Murdoch Mysteries season 12, aired in 2018-19 William and Julia move into their own home, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Higgins resigns after Brackenreid gets upset at how much work time he’s spending planning his […]

First Man

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{5/5} “When you get a different vantage point it changes your perspective. I don’t know what space exploration will uncover, but I don’t think it’ll be exploration just for the sake of exploration. I think it’ll be more the fact that it allows us to see things that maybe we should’ve seen a long time […]

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

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{4.5/5} “That’s what I want to see, a nice big smile.” Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, released in 1993 The Phantasm is killing off bad guys and making it look like it was Batman. Some in the police force are ready to bring Batman down, but Jim Gordon knows it’s not him. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne’s […]

Bad Times at the El Royale

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{4/5} “The Lord wants you to tell me where the film is.” Bad Times at the El Royale, released in 2018 A man hides something underneath the floorboards of a hotel room, and is then shot. Ten years later a vacuum salesman, a priest, a hooker, and a hippie arrive at the hotel. None of […]

A Simple Favor

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{5/5} “I’ve seen him with his wife. Let me tell you, they’ve got more chemistry than a science fair.” A Simple Favor, released in 2018 Stephanie’s friend Emily is missing. They’ve only been friends for a few weeks — their sons go to school together. They’ve bonded over martinis. At least, Stephanie thinks they have. […]

Proof

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{5/5} “I thought I should get all those ideas down while they were in my head.” Proof, released in 2005 Catherine’s father has passed away. He was a mathematical genius who was sick for many years. Hal, who works in the math department that her father worked in, wants to look at her dad’s notebooks […]

Searching

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{4.5/5} “I didn’t know her. I didn’t know my daughter.” Searching, released in 2018 David’s teenage daughter Margot goes missing. He gradually finds out she was not the person he thought she was. She’d stopped taking piano lessons, and she didn’t have any friends. He methodically contacts every acquaintance of hers on her computer and […]

Race

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{5/5} “The moment that gun go off can’t nothin’ stop me. Not colour, not money, not fear, not even hate. There ain’t no black and white. There’s only fast and slow.” Race, released in 2016 Jesse Owens goes to Ohio State to run track with the best coach, Larry Snyder. With Owens’s natural talent and […]

The Pretty One

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{4.5/5} “I broke my arm once, so I can relate.” The Pretty One, released in 2013 Laurel lives at home and paints with her dad. Her twin sister Audrey is a real estate agent who visits on their birthday. When the twins are in a car accident, Audrey is killed. Laurel realizes that the people […]

The Lost City of Z

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{4.5/5} “He’s been rather unfortunate in his choice of ancestors.” The Lost City of Z, released in 2016 Percy is a major in the army who keeps getting passed over for medals. The Royal Geographical Society gives him a chance to reclaim his family’s honour — go to South America and map the border between […]