Tag: Mystery

REVIEW: When Marnie Was There (2014)

Based on a novel by English author Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There was Studio Ghibli’s last movie until Earwig and the Witch. The film was directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who also directed The Secret World of Arrietty for the studio. This is the rare Studio Ghibli movie I’ve never seen...

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Dexter Teaser Comes in From the Cold

Showtime sees sheets of plastic in our future, as the premium network has released a teaser for the Dexter revival. Based on the novels by Jeff Lindsay, Dexter centered on Michael C. Hall’s Dexter Morgan, a Miami PD blood spatter expert who moonlighted as a serial killer who made other killers his...

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REVIEW: The Luminaries – Episode 6 “The Old Moon in the Young Moon’s Arms”

After a one-week hiatus, The Luminaries returns for its series finale in “The Old Moon In the Young Moon’s Arms.” I haven’t been a fan of The Luminaries this far; on the contrary, I find the characters lackluster and the story tedious and confusing. I felt lost after episode ...

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REVIEW: The Luminaries – Season 1, Episode 5 “Paradox”

*SPOILERS* “Paradox” starts with a literal bang as Anna’s gunshot somehow hits Emery instead of herself. Meanwhile, it’s more scheming with Lydia as she insists that she and Francis must beat Lauderback. She knows they’ll both go to jail if Lauderback and Crosbie figure out wha...

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REVIEW: The Luminaries – Season 1 Episode 4, “The Other Half”

*SPOILERS* “The Other Half” finds Emery in the camp while Anna grabs her bottle of laudanum in preparation for work. That night, Emery pops in at a party to entertain the prospectors, and Anna is present with her coworkers. As chance would have it, Emery is paired off with Anna as the girls are ...

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REVIEW: The Luminaries – Season 1, Episode 3, “Leverage”

*SPOILERS* This week on The Luminaries, a Mr. Mannering comes to call on Anna. He gives her a free ticket to the gold fields. Later, Anna wakes Crosbie and tells him the key to the safe is missing. He accosts Lydia in the street, finding the key in her dress and finding a bag too …

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