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Movie: Empire of Light
A drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times, set in an English coastal town in the early 1980s.
Movie: The Quiet Girl
A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with relatives for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one. [more inside]
American Horror Story: Requiem 1981/1987 Part Two Season 11, Ep 10
Adam struggles to understand what Hannah has learned, and Gino tries to come to grips with all that has happened.
American Horror Story: Requiem 1981/1987 Part One Season 11, Ep 9
Sam and Patrick face a reckoning.
American Horror Story: Fire Island Season 11, Ep 8
A much-needed getaway vacation makes everything worse.
American Horror Story: The Sentinel Season 11, Ep 7
Patrick and Gino close in on the Mai Tai Killer. Hannah's research leads her to fear the worst.
American Horror Story: The Body Season 11, Ep 6
Evidence appears, and Gino zeroes in on the killer. This always goes well.
American Horror Story: Bad Fortune Season 11, Ep 5
The players are confronted with terrifying auguries of their future.
American Horror Story: Black Out Season 11, Ep 4
On the hottest day of the year, New York plunges into a blackout.
American Horror Story: Smoke Signals Season 11, Ep 3
Hannah learns what may be the origin of the virus she discovered on Fire Island, as Gino and Patrick hunt for the killer.
American Horror Story: Thank You for Your Service Season 11, Ep 2
Efforts are made to identify the killer.
American Horror Story: Something's Coming Season 11, Ep 1
New York City, 1981. A serial killer stalks NYC's gay community. Elsewhere, a mysterious plague strikes wildlife.
Movie: Dead & Buried
Dan Gillis (James Farentino) and his wife (Melody Anderson) have moved to small New England town Potters Bluff, where Dan is to be the new Sheriff. They quickly discover strange goings on: people who have turned up dead, presumably murdered, appear to turn up again shortly after, alive and well. An 80's cult favorite. [more inside]
Robin Hood: Robin of Sherwood, Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Robin of Loxley and his followers fight for themselves--and the local peasants--in this 1984 BBC series. [more inside]
Tensions rise when a stripper and religious protester are trapped together in a peep show booth and must come together to survive the apocalypse in 1980's Chicago. [more inside]
Reply 1988: (aka Answer Me 1988) Eungdabhara 1988 Season 1, Ep 0
Reply 1988 centers on the lives of five families living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. No cell phones, just one TV in the main living area, and absurdly large family meals (frequently shared with the whole neighborhood). As with Hospital Playlist, Prison Playbook, and the rest of the Reply series, shows from this writer & director pair are about relationships; in Reply 1988 the relationships are between the childhood friends as they slowly mature, between parents & children, and across all the adults. It’s a slice of life drama, with a lot of comedy, romance, culture, and history mixed in. 20 episodes, most over 90 minutes. [more inside]
Movie: Liquid Sky
Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. [more inside]
Movie: Beverly Hills Cop
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills. [more inside]
A precocious fourteen-year-old experiences heartbreak for the first time. [more inside]
Fifty-seven years after surviving an alien loose aboard her ship, first officer Ripley finds herself returning to the planet where she first encountered the creature. [more inside]
Movie: Romancing the Stone
A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue. [more inside]
Movie: Ordinary People
Calvin, Beth, and their son Conrad are attempting to get back to normal after Conrad's return home from a psychiatric hospital. Conrad visits Dr. Berger who works with him to not push away his pain. [more inside]
A typical American family discovers there is more than meets the eye in their suburban home. [more inside]
Movie: Michael Jackson's Thriller
A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now. [more inside]
Movie: An Officer and a Gentleman
A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend. [more inside]
Movie: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake. [more inside]
Movie: Cane River
A charming Romeo & Juliet love story, Cane River is set in Louisiana, in one of the first free communities of color. The young couple confront class and color divisions that continue to roil America to this day. Check out the trailer. On the Criterion Channel.
Movie: Absence of Malice
CAN A MAN BE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT? Suppose you picked up this morning's newspaper and your life was a front page headline... And everything they said was accurate... But none of it was true. The D.A., the Feds, and the Police set her up to write the story that explodes his world. Now he's going to write the book on getting even. [more inside]
Movie: The Verdict
Frank Galvin Has One Last Chance At A Big Case. The doctors want to settle, the Church wants to settle, their lawyers want to settle, and even his own clients are desperate to settle. But Galvin is determined to defy them all. He will try the case. [more inside]
In the near future, a police officer (Tom Selleck) specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target. Written and directed by Michael Crichton. [more inside]
American Horror Story: Final Girl Season 9, Ep 9
AHS 1984 concludes.
American Horror Story: The Lady in White Season 9, Ep 7
In which Brooke and Donna make a new friend, Montana finds an old friend, and two faces we haven't seen around these parts in a while make a welcome return, one of them in maybe the worst wig this show has ever produced (which is saying a lot, if we're being honest).
American Horror Story: Episode 100 Season 9, Ep 6
A Very Special Episode in which many random people are gruesomely murdered, Billy Idol is teased for a future appearance (seriously, do not let me down here), and a man is possessed by Satan after apparently stroking out on the toilet; so, actually, a Pretty Much Normal Episode of AHS.
American Horror Story: Red Dawn Season 9, Ep 5
The massacre at Camp Redwood reaches a bloody apex as everybody goes spectacularly homicidal...-er. Good times!
American Horror Story: True Killers Season 9, Ep 4
Movie: Running on Empty
The Pope family is on the run from the Feds. Consisting of the father Arthur, the mother Annie, older son Danny, and younger son Harry, they leave where they had been in hiding at the start of the movie and set up house in a new community where they face more than just staying one step ahead of their pursuers. [more inside]
American Horror Story: Slashdance Season 9, Ep 3
No one is what they seem! Chet falls in a hole. Ray is a dick.
American Horror Story: Mr. Jingles Season 9, Ep 2
Mr. Jingles makes a bloody return to Camp Redwood, but he's not the only killer in the woods. Brooke shares a gruesome tale of her past with new friend Montana. A dark bargain is struck. [more inside]
American Horror Story: Camp Redwood Season 9, Ep 1
1984. A group of LA residents leave town to take summer jobs as counselors at Camp Redwood, apparently without ever having watched a Friday the 13th movie.
Movie: Blinded by the Light
In 1987 Luton, in Thatcher's Britain, confronted by National Front racists on the streets and a stressed, angry father at home, a British Asian teenager learns to live his own life, get a new perspective on his Pakistani immigrant family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen. Directed and co-written by Gurinder Chadha (known for Bend It Like Beckham), with music by legendary Indian composer and film score creator A.R. Rahman. Inspired by a true story. [more inside]
Movie: The Killing Fields
The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four years, until Pol Pot's regime was toppled by the intervening Vietnamese in 1979. [more inside]
Book: America Is Not the Heart
How many lives fit in a lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America–haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents–she’s already on her third. Her uncle gives her a fresh start in the Bay Area, and he doesn’t ask about her past. His younger wife knows enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. But their daughter–the first American-born daughter in the family–can’t resist asking Hero about her damaged hands. (Penguin Random House blurb) Elaine Castillo's debut novel, and well-regarded, from Kirkus Reviews to Bustle. [more inside]
The Little Drummer Girl: Full Miniseries Books Included Season 1, Ep 1
Based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name and directed by visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook, The Little Drummer Girl weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie, a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz. Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties. AMC [more inside]
Any interest in overthinking 'The Little Drummer Girl'?
This question refers specifically to the recent miniseries adaptation of the 1983 John le Carré novel of the same name. [more inside]
Movie: The Ice Pirates
In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father.
Movie: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Romania, 1987, the brutal Ceausescu communist regime is in place; birth control is illegal and abortion is a crime punishable by death. Gabita is almost five months into an unwanted pregnancy and in meek desperation turns to her friend and roommate, Otilia for help in organizing an illegal termination. Unfortunate circumstances force the two women to use an unwanted male abortionist, Bebe. [more inside]
A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. [more inside]
Snowfall: You know I mean business Season 2, Ep 0
Snowfall continues its riveting story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Season two follows our ensemble of characters as they intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Los Angeles as we enter 1984, all of them working toward their ultimate goals of money, power and influence. [more inside]
Pose: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
In 1987 New York, Blanca Rodriguez pursues her dream of being a house mother and competing in the House Ballroom scene after a devastating medical diagnosis. Meanwhile, Damon Richards moves to New York with aspirations of joining a dance company. [more inside]
Movie: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. [more inside]