Knives Out

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{5/5} “Physical evidence can tell a clear story with a forked tongue.” Knives Out, released in 2019 Harlan Thrombey is dead, and the police are trying to determine whether it was suicide or murder. Harlan was a wealthy author, and had just withdrawn his support from family members in various ways. The police, along with […]

The Aeronauts

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{5/5} “Mr. Glaisher, you’re airborne for the first time in your life. I suggest you spend less time frowning at me and more taking in this beautiful world we’ve just left.” The Aeronauts, released in 2019 Amelia Wren is a balloon pilot who makes a spectacle of herself when she goes up. James Glaisher is […]

The Dark Knight

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{4.5/5} “Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” The Dark Knight, released in 2008 Batman and Jim Gordon are working on taking down the mob in Gotham, when the Joker decides he’s not getting enough […]

Batman Begins

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{5/5} “You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.” Batman Begins, released in 2005 Bruce Wayne leaves Gotham to learn how criminals think. Ducard finds him in jail and invites him to join the League of Shadows, headed by Ra’s Al Ghul. But when Ra’s Al Ghul informs him […]

The Rock

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{5/5} “You know, you’re almost the only evidence that I exist.” The Rock, released in 1996 General Hummel wants the US military to tell the truth about soldiers who have died while conducting illegal operations in other countries. Since no one will listen to him, he and a handpicked group of men steal 15 VX […]

Walk the Line

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{4.5/5} “Y’all can’t walk no line!” Walk the Line, released in 2005 Johnny Cash forms a band with himself as lead singer and guitarist. When he’s touring he leaves his wife and children at home. He meets June Carter on tour and becomes infatuated with her. Meanwhile, he’s given every opportunity to drink and do […]

Troop Zero

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{4.5/5} “We ain’t got nobody to show us how to be better. Show us.” Troop Zero, released in 2019 Christmas spends much of her time looking up at the stars after her mom died. She discovers that NASA is sending a message into space, and she wants to be part of it. The winner of […]

Wind River

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{4.5/5} “No matter how far you think she ran, I guarantee you she ran further.” Wind River, released in 2017 Cory is tracking a trio of mountain lions that killed a steer, when he comes across the dead body of a young woman. He knows her, Natalie. Because it looks like murder and they’re on […]

Molly’s Game

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{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 […]

Night Moves

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{4/5} “Cutthroat trout… They like to fight, they like to jump. Sometimes they break free. I respect that in a fish.” Night Moves, released in 2013 Dena, Josh, and Harmon are radical environmentalists who are planning on blowing up a dam. They buy a boat, and they buy a lot of ammonium nitrate fertilizer. They […]