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Movie: Dear Ex

Dear Ex is a Taiwanese movie about a kid, his mom, his dead dad and his dead dad's boyfriend. Told from those three perspectives, Dear Ex is a moving tale of family, grief and the healing power of community theater. It's on Netflix! [more inside]
posted by storytam on Jul 12, 2019 - 2 comments

Black Spot: Quand on arrive en ville  Season 1, Ep 1

As Maj. Laurène Weiss and her team work to solve the murder of a local nurse, a new prosecutor arrives to investigate Villefranche's high crime rate. A French-Belgian production streaming in the US on Netflix.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 25, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind. "An unhurried tone poem with no guns and next to no blood, Last Man is a tale of race and the city, not Race and the City. First-time director Joe Talbot is white; his collaborator, Jimmie Fails, is black; they grew up together in Fillmore. This is Jimmie's story, and he plays himself." [NPR review - trailer] [more inside]
posted by cosmologinaut on Jun 16, 2019 - 6 comments

Gentleman Jack: Why've You Brought That  Season 1, Ep 7

Lister travels to London with her old flame Mariana Lawton, a trip that exposes crippling memories of their past relationship.
posted by kanata on Jun 4, 2019 - 12 comments

Years and Years: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

It’s 2026 and a General Election is looming. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on May 30, 2019 - 6 comments

Book: Furiously Happy

In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos ... [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on May 28, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: Happy Face

Stanislas, 19, is left on his own when his mother is hospitalized. Terrorized by her illness, he wraps his face in bandages and infiltrates a therapy workshop for disfigured patients. Website [more inside]
posted by jkaczor on May 27, 2019 - 2 comments

Years and Years: Episode 2  Season 1, Ep 2

The world is still reeling from the events of Hong Sha. Daniel tries to build a new life with Viktor. Edith returns home for good. Rosie, attends Viv Rook's political rally and is amazed by her power and passion. Celeste loses her job, but that's just the start of her problems: when she and Stephen are woken at 4am by a series of urgent texts, they realise their entire life is about to come crashing down.
posted by Faintdreams on May 22, 2019 - 6 comments

Unforgotten: Full series  Season 1, Ep 0

When the remains of a murdered 17-year-old who went missing in 1976 are discovered buried beneath a house, detectives DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan attempt to solve the case. The investigation brings up decades-old secrets for those involved.
posted by AllShoesNoSocks on May 13, 2019 - 8 comments

Movie: 1985

Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his Texas hometown for Christmas, and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.
posted by orange swan on May 10, 2019 - 1 comment

Dead to Me: Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

Jen's husband was recently killed by a hit-and-run driver. As she tries to recover, she meets Judy, who also recently suffered a loss. But there's more to Judy (and to Jen (and to her husband (and to pretty much everyone and everything else))) than meets the eye. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 6, 2019 - 22 comments

The ABC Murders: Hercule and the new Inspector  Season 1, Ep 1

Rupert Grint was the surprise star, here. Malkovich being stilted and precise suits the character of Poirot, but put him together with Crome, they warm up to each other in an organic and compelling way, and it's on Grint's natural talent as a supporting actor. I would watch a series based on Poirot and Crome discussing the weather, so good.
posted by Slap*Happy on Apr 22, 2019 - 3 comments

In the Dark: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Murphy is a hard-living, hard-drinking, blind, disaffected twenty-something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. (CW broadcast) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 4, 2019 - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: FINAL JUSTICE  Rewatch   Season 10, Ep 8

Rewatch! Joe Don Baker is a Texas lawman who is sent to accompany a criminal being extradited to Malta. It's a fish out of water scenario, you see! Watch as our protagonist delivers illegal two-fisted American justice in a land wildly outside his jurisdiction with his belligerent catchphrase, "You think you can take me? Go 'head on." Something makes me think this movie didn't do very good business in overseas markets. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Mar 27, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Shoplifters

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Mar 5, 2019 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 14

Rewatch! What would Airplane! be if it weren't played for laughs, like, at ALL? It'd be a lot like San Francisco International, a pilot for a TV series heavily inspired by the movies that inspired Airplane!, like Zero Hour and the various Airports. So come back with us and linger in a place that most people want to pass through as quickly as possible. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Feb 27, 2019 - 5 comments

True Detective: Now Am Found  Season 3, Ep 8

Wayne struggles to hold on to his memories, and his grip on reality, as the truth behind the Purcell case is finally revealed. [Season finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 25, 2019 - 28 comments

True Detective: The Final Country  Season 3, Ep 7

Following up on new leads, Wayne and Roland track down a man who left the police force in the midst of the Purcell investigation. Meanwhile, Amelia visits Lucy Purcell's best friend in hopes of gaining insights into the whereabouts of the mysterious one-eyed man. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 18, 2019 - 19 comments

Movie: The Party

Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Feb 17, 2019 - 3 comments

True Detective: Hunters in the Dark  Season 3, Ep 6

Wayne and Roland revisit discrepancies in the Purcell case that were hidden or forgotten, and take another look at Tom Purcell and Lucy's cousin, Dan O' Brien; the glitter of Amelia's book release is tarnished by a voice from the past. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 11, 2019 - 14 comments

PEN15: Season 1 (Complete)  Season 1, Ep 0

Comics Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in middle school in the year 2000, surrounded by actual 13-year-olds. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Feb 10, 2019 - 15 comments

Movie: Wildlife

A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job.
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 10, 2019 - 0 comments

True Detective: If You Have Ghosts  Season 3, Ep 5

Wayne finds himself in a no-win situation as new clues emerge in the Purcell case. Roland wrestles with how to keep evidence secure as lawyers demand a new investigation. Amelia finds her relationship with Wayne imperiled by her writing aspirations and his jealousy. [Official synopsis] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 4, 2019 - 11 comments

True Detective: The Hour and the Day  Season 3, Ep 4

Hays and West see a possible connection between the local church and the Purcell crimes. As the detectives search for one suspect and round up another for interrogation, Woodard is targeted by a vigilante group.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 27, 2019 - 14 comments

True Detective: The Big Never  Season 3, Ep 3

Hays recalls his early romance with Amelia, as well as cracks in their relationship that surfaced after they married; ten years after the Purcell crimes, new evidence emerges, giving Hays a second chance to vindicate himself and the investigation.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 21, 2019 - 20 comments

True Detective: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye  Season 3, Ep 2

Hays looks back at the aftermath of the 1980 Purcell case, including possible evidence left behind at an outdoor hangout for local kids; as attention focuses on two conspicuous suspects, the parents of the missing children receive a cryptic note.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 14, 2019 - 12 comments

True Detective: The Great War and Modern Memory  Season 3, Ep 1

Retired detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali), has a memory problem, and memories of a memory problem, all relating to the case of the missing Purcell children in West Finger, Arkansas, thirty-five year ago. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Jan 14, 2019 - 17 comments

1983: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

A dark Polish thriller that imagines an alternative history where a terrorist bombing in 1983 dramatically altered the course of world events. Twenty years later, the USSR and Iron Curtain still exist, Al Gore is US president, and Poland is ruled by an authoritarian government. Naïve law student Kajetan and world-weary detective Anatol uncover a conspiracy that has been kept hidden for decades. [more inside]
posted by EndsOfInvention on Dec 11, 2018 - 5 comments

God Friended Me: Season 1 Discussion  Season 1, Ep 0

An atheist's life is turned upside down when he is "friended" by God on Facebook. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Nov 8, 2018 - 16 comments

Movie: Platoon

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 20, 2018 - 1 comment

All American: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In the premiere, South Crenshaw High's Spencer James is recruited to play for Beverly High School. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 10, 2018 - 1 comment

Bodyguard: Episode 6  Season 1, Ep 6

With no-one left who believes him, Specialist Protection Officer David Budd's enquiries put him in mortal danger.< [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 18 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 5  Season 1, Ep 5

Displaying increasingly irrational behaviour but determined to prove his innocence, PS David Budd is desperate to get to the bottom of the conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 4  Season 1, Ep 4

Struggling to come to terms with the traumatic events of the last 24 hours, the home secretary's bodyguard David Budd himself falls under suspicion. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

As the terrorist threat increases, PS David Budd strives to prevent the home secretary Julia Montague from falling victim to an assassination plot. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Bodyguard: Episode 2  Season 1, Ep 2

Home secretary Julia Montague's controversial policies make her a terrorist target and test the loyalty of specialist protection officer David Budd. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Bodyguard: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

A troubled war veteran, PS David Budd, is assigned to protect a controversial politician who may be the target of a terror plot. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Days of Heaven

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire - Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.
posted by Literaryhero on Sep 25, 2018 - 7 comments

Castle Rock: The Queen  Season 1, Ep 7

As Ruth Deaver (Sissy Spacek) tumbles unpredictably through a lifetime of memories, the escaped Kid makes himself at home (again?). [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 22, 2018 - 15 comments

Castle Rock: Filter  Season 1, Ep 6

After a videotape leads him into the woods near Castle Rock, Henry finds an unexpected connection to his past; elsewhere, Pangborn goes in search of answers on the Kid's behalf. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 15, 2018 - 4 comments

Castle Rock: Harvest  Season 1, Ep 5

"The Kid" is released from Shawshank, with suffering following in his wake; meanwhile, Sheriff Pangborn (Scott Glenn) receives a decidedly bittersweet commendation. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 8, 2018 - 8 comments

Castle Rock: The Box  Season 1, Ep 4

Henry's research finds him following a possible lead to his own disappearance 27 years earlier; meanwhile, Shawshank Prison guard Dennis Zalewski discovers a solution to his growing workplace anxiety. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 1, 2018 - 4 comments

Castle Rock: Local Color  Season 1, Ep 3

Haunted by visions of her past, Molly Strand (Melanie Lynskey) goes on a journey through the strange and dark underbelly of Castle Rock; later, Henry has his first face-to-face meeting with "The Kid." [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 29, 2018 - 3 comments

Castle Rock: Habeas Corpus  Season 1, Ep 2

More is revealed via flashback about young Henry Deaver's January 1991 disappearance, as well as the long and cursed history of the town of Castle Rock; in the present day, Henry begins the investigation into the facts about Warden Lacy (Terry O'Quinn) and his nameless prisoner.
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 29, 2018 - 8 comments

Castle Rock: Severance  Season 1, Ep 1

Defense attorney Henry Deaver (Andre Holland) is called back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine, following the discovery of a mysterious man (Bill Skarsgard) hidden in the bowels of Shawshank Prison. Inspired by the works of Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 26, 2018 - 17 comments

Movie: Rebel Without a Cause

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 17, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Bad and the Beautiful

An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 16, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Rashomon

A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 14, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: The Bridge

In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 12, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Children of Hiroshima

Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 10, 2018 - 1 comment

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