Mirage

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{4/5} “All we know is that the brain truly believes the experiences we feel.” Mirage, released in 2018 In 1989 on the day of a storm Nico discovers that his neighbour has killed his wife — but when he runs into the street he’s hit by a car and killed. Twenty-five years later Vera lives […]

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

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{4.5/5} “‘Death Star 2 feels kind of… derivative.’ ‘Mmm hmm, I suppose you have a better name?’ ‘How about Starkiller Base?’ ‘Pfft, that’s the stupidest name I ever heard.’” — Darth Vader & the Emperor The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, released in 2020 It’s Life Day and Rey, Finn, Poe, and their friends are […]

Freaks

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{5/5} “I brought dessert.” Freaks, released in 2018 Chloe stays in the house all the time. Her dad says people are trying to kill them. He has trained her on what to do if he doesn’t return from one of his trips to get food. She plays with her friend Harper, but only when dad […]

Yes Man

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{4.5/5} “You spoke at the same time as I did just then. It’s almost like you were committed to what you were saying regardless of what I was going to say.” Yes Man, released in 2008 Carl says no to virtually everything, even when his best friend asks him to go out. After seeing an […]

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 […]

Palm Springs

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{5/5} “It’s one of those infinite time loop situations you might have heard about.” Palm Springs, released in 2020 Nyles is repeating the same day over and over — it’s the day of a wedding his girlfriend is a bridesmaid in. One day he hangs out with Sarah, and she ends up joining him in […]

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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{4.5/5} “I don’t know why the sacrifice didn’t work. The science seemed so solid.” Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, released in 2008 The penguins slingshot the plane on Madagascar and Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman make it to Africa. Alex finds his parents and the others find animals of their own species. When Alex finds out […]

Madagascar

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{5/5} “Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.” Madagascar, released in 2005 Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman are animals at the Central Park Zoo. Marty the zebra gets the idea that he’d like to see the wild. When his friends rescue him it creates an incident that leads them to being packed off in […]

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, […]