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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: Anatomy of a Murder

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after his wife was assaulted. What is the truth, and will he win his case? [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 7, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Desperate Hours

Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 5, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: I Want to Live!

A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 2, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress, falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 27, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Town Without Pity

Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the assault of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett. [Content Warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 21, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Dog Day Afternoon

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 27, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Sleuth

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 9, 2018 - 5 comments

Tatort: Alles Was Sie Sagen  Season 47, Ep 31

On assignment in Lüneberg to find a suspected war criminal, Inspectors Falke and Grosz of Hamburg fall under investigation. The local chief of police questions them but both tell a different story. Where is the truth? [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Apr 29, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Scarface

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 25, 2018 - 6 comments

Mosaic: Mosaic  Season 1, Ep 0

A whodunit based on the murder of popular children's book author and illustrator Olivia Lake. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Mar 27, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Michael Clayton

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 26, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: In the Bedroom

A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 25, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Dirty Pretty Things

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 23, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Lookout

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 21, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: American Psycho

A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 18, 2018 - 30 comments

Movie: Eastern Promises

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a crime involving a violent Russian mob family. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 15, 2018 - 9 comments

Tatort: Im toten Winkel  Season 47, Ep 26

An elderly man, after years of caring for his wife who suffered from Alzheimers, smothers her and tries to kill himself. Detectives Lürsen and Stedefreund of Bremen look into the circumstances that drove the man to such a desperate act. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Mar 15, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: The Cooler

In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 13, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Brick

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 11, 2018 - 12 comments

Tatort: Waldlust  Season 47, Ep 25

The Ludwigshafen homicide division goes on a retreat to the Black Forest for a coaching seminar to improve teamwork and communication. After they find a bone in the vegetarian ragout, everything gets a lot more complicated. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Mar 5, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: City of God

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Tatort: Borowski und das Land zwischen den Meeren  Season 47, Ep 24

Outside of Kiel on the small island of Suunholt, Borowski investigates a man found drowned in his bathtub. Everyone knows everyone else and no one's talking. The legend of a drowned city haunts the place. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Mar 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Fargo

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 26, 2018 - 25 comments

Tatort: Meta  Season 47, Ep 23

A thriller screened at the Berlinale shows the murder of a prostitute, of which the details are identical to Rubin and Karow's newest case. What happens when film becomes reality? [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Feb 19, 2018 - 2 comments

Tatort: Der kalte Fritte  Season 47, Ep 22

Two dead men under a stolen Kandinsky. Dorn and Lessing investigate the murder of a wealthy art collector and intrigue over the location of the new Goethe Museum. Only in Weimar! [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Feb 14, 2018 - 2 comments

Tatort: Tollwut  Season 47, Ep 21

Rabies! How does a man in the Dortmund prison contract rabies when he's been there for four years and had no contact with animals? Who else is infected? Detectives Faber, Böhnisch, and Dalay need to figure it out fast before more people die. Also featuring the return of Markus Graf, presumed murderer of Faber's wife and daughter. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Feb 10, 2018 - 3 comments

Peaky Blinders: The Company   Season 4, Ep 6

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 20, 2017 - 2 comments

Tatort: Dein Name sei Harbinger  Season 47, Ep 13

Starting with a corpse found in a burned out delivery truck, Berlin duo Nina Rubin and Robert Karow discover similar murders stretching back several years. What links the victims? [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Dec 13, 2017 - 2 comments

Peaky Blinders: The Duel  Season 4, Ep 5

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 13, 2017 - 4 comments

Peaky Blinders: Dangerous   Season 4, Ep 4

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 6, 2017 - 3 comments

Peaky Blinders: Blackbird  Season 4, Ep 3

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 29, 2017 - 2 comments

Peaky Blinders: Heathens  Season 4, Ep 2

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. As the Shelbys come to terms with the shocking events of Christmas Day, Tommy endeavours to unite his family. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 22, 2017 - 0 comments

Peaky Blinders: The Noose  Season 4, Ep 1

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. When he receives a mysterious letter, Tommy realises that the Shelbys are in danger [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 15, 2017 - 3 comments

Tatort! Where are my fellow German murder show fans?

We could talk about the weekly episode or specific city teams. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Oct 11, 2017 - 9 comments

Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo  Season 2, Ep 1

In the East Texas of the late 1980s, two rough and tumble ne'er-do-wells with hearts of gold try and fail to stay out of trouble. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 16, 2017 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT  Season 6, Ep 18

"The Kid Who Showed the Big Time How!" A supposedly-intelligent high school student makes a series of progressively worse decisions that lead ultimately to the deaths or critical wounding of every major character. With short Out of This World: An angel and a devil each try to convince a bread deliveryman to join the light or dark sides, respectively, of bread delivery, leaving unexamined the incredible theological implications. Fan opinion of this Roger Corman movie varies widely, but I like it. The short is pretty good, one of those ridiculous industrials where supernatural entites take great interest in some poor dope's work-a-day life. This episode is not available on YouTube due to a copyright claim. Apparently the entity "BentPixels" is protective of their rights over either this secondary school film noir or the celestial battle for bread delivery to resort to legal solutions. The episode premiered December 10, 1994. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 23, 2017 - 8 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: KITTEN WITH A WHIP  Season 6, Ep 15

"She's all out for kicks... and every inch of her spells EXCITEMENT!" A fairly stupid, but not unkind, Senate candidate gets accidentally mixed up with a girl and her thug friends. Most viewers seem to agree this is not a terrific episode, but some humor may be wrung out of the political angle. The movie itself may be one of the better ones to get sent to the S.O.L.: it's rated Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! It's based on a novel by the same name. YouTube (Official, with annotations!) (1h32m) Premiered November 23, 1994 (Turkey Day). [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 2, 2017 - 5 comments

Movie: War Dogs

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), who worked their way up the ladder of Pentagon contracts to land a $300 million contract to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. [Trailer #1, Trailer #2] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 30, 2016 - 8 comments

Movie: Night Moves

Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter and he stumbles upon a case of murder and artifact smuggling. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 20, 2016 - 2 comments

Daredevil: Penny and Dime  Season 2, Ep 4

Karen uncovers shocking facts about the Punisher, who finds himself hunted by a powerful force in Hell's Kitchen. Daredevil ponders his next moves.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 19, 2016 - 22 comments

Daredevil: New York's Finest  Season 2, Ep 3

Trapped face-to-face with the Punisher, Daredevil wrestles with the morality of vigilante justice. Meanwhile, Foggy and Karen work to save the firm.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 19, 2016 - 26 comments

Daredevil: Dogs to a Gunfight  Season 2, Ep 2

As Murdock recovers from an attack, Foggy and Karen fight to protect their new client from both the law and the Kitchen’s newest vigilante.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 18, 2016 - 13 comments

Daredevil: Bang  Season 2, Ep 1

In the void left by Fisk’s removal, a new threat to Hell’s Kitchen emerges. Murdock and Foggy take on a client with a questionable past.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 18, 2016 - 31 comments

Gotham: A Dead Man Feels No Cold  Season 2, Ep 13

Mr. Freeze gives the GCPD the cold shoulder and perfects his ice fishing. Penguin tries out the Oculus Rift. Dr. Strange expands upon his collection. Gordon does some good police work. Bruce gets in some kickboxing. Altogether there are fewer cold-related puns than the Schumacher film, but a much better fit for the suit. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Mar 7, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Witness

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 5, 2016 - 6 comments

Movie: Manhunter

Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 3, 2016 - 5 comments

Gotham: Mommy's Little Monster  Season 2, Ep 7

Selina faces a disappointment, Bruce makes googly eyes, Nygma solves a puzzle. Penguin organizes a flash mob, Gavlan twirls his mustache and Gordon begins to piece it together.
posted by codacorolla on Nov 3, 2015 - 11 comments

Movie: Sicario

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. [more inside]
posted by starman on Oct 17, 2015 - 15 comments

Movie: Double Indemnity

This film-noir stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a housewife who wishes her husband were dead, and Edward G. Robinson as a claims adjuster whose job is to find phony claims. The term "double indemnity" refers to a clause in certain life insurance policies that doubles the payout in cases when death is caused while riding a railway or other public transport means. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 25, 2015 - 16 comments

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