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The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code, Part 3  Season 1, Ep 3

Thinking she knows the identity of the killer, Susan returns with the police, only to find him gone. [more inside]
posted by isthmus on Feb 27, 2015 - 3 comments

The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code, Part 2  Season 1, Ep 2

When Scotland Yard dismisses the women’s theories, they realize it’s up to them to stop the killer before he takes his next victim. They identify a suspect and use Lucy to lure him into a trap, but their plan goes badly awry and Lucy is assaulted. Shaken, the women take a different approach, contacting former war department members. Susan plans to meet with a psychiatrist whom she believes has helpful information, completely unaware of the danger that awaits her.
posted by isthmus on Feb 26, 2015 - 3 comments

The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code, Part 1  Season 1, Ep 1

It is now seven years after the end of the World War 2 and four women, all ex-codebreakers from Bletchley Park, have got used to their mundane civilian lives. Following a spate of local murders, Susan starts collating information about them to see whether she can use her analysis skills to spot a pattern. Unable to convince the police to take her seriously, she turns to her former colleagues for help.
posted by isthmus on Feb 23, 2015 - 10 comments

The Bletchley Circle

I liked The Bletchley Circle enough to want to talk about it, so I submitted it and it's been approved. I'll be posting the first episode next week unless someone else is really motivated and beats me to the punch.
posted by isthmus on Feb 18, 2015 - 16 comments

Movie: Sweet Smell of Success

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 7, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Ace in the Hole

Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole is one of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker. Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines. Wilder’s follow-up to Sunset Boulevard is an even darker vision, a no-holds-barred exposé of the American media’s appetite for sensation that has gotten only more relevant with time. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 6, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: The Defiant Ones

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 2, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: Good Night, and Good Luck.

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joe McCarthy. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 12, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: My Favorite Year

A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 24, 2014 - 8 comments

My Favorite Year

My Favorite Year is a 1983 comedy/drama about a young writer's experience, during one week, on the set of a variety/comedy live TV show. It starred Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Bill Macy, and more in an ensemble cast. Directed by Richard Benjamin. Are people interested in planning a viewing, and discussion of, "My Favorite Year"? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 7, 2014 - 12 comments

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