The Commuter

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{4.5/5} “That’s a left-handed guitar.” The Commuter, released in 2018 Michael commutes on the train to his job every day — he was formerly a cop and now sells insurance. When he finds out he’s lost his job, he’s worried about telling his wife because their financial situation is precarious. On the train home he […]

Rams

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{5/5} “‘Oh, you’re gorgeous.’ ‘What’s that?’ ‘Just talkin’ to my sheep.’” Rams, released in 2020 Colin and Les haven’t spoken in 40 years. But they’re brothers and they live next door to each other. They’re both sheep farmers, and this year Les’s sheep wins the top prize at the fair. But when Colin has a […]

Enemy

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{2.5/5} “Did you have a good day at school?” Enemy, released in 2012 Adam is a history professor. When he sees someone in a movie who looks just like him, he becomes obsessed with him. He tracks Anthony down and calls him, asking to meet — Anthony agrees. Meanwhile, Anthony’s pregnant wife Helen is very […]

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (season 2)

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{5/5} “I feel like you know everything about me, Zoey. And there’s a piece of you that I can’t know. Or that you won’t let me know.” Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist season 2, aired in 2021 Zoey has been mostly keeping to her room for weeks since her father died. On her first day back to […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 14)

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{5/5} “Invented by a French chap… to allow a truly universal language. Effie, if everybody learned this we could communicate with people from China, Russia, Mars, Venus, Quebec!” — George Murdoch Mysteries season 14, aired in 2021 When vaudeville performers are in town, Murdoch arrests Stan Laurel for the attempted murder of Charlie Chaplin. Meanwhile, […]

Little Women

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{5/5} “You wouldn’t actually marry one of these men, would you?” Little Women, released in 2019 Meg March wants to wear pretty dresses, go dancing, and get married. Her sister Jo wants to be a writer, but will dance if the occasion permits. Amy wants to go to Paris and become an artist. Beth, a […]

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 […]