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Memories of Murder

(Korea, English Subtitles). One of Bong Joon-Ho’s first big hits is now available for rent on Amazon Prime! The film, based on a true crime story that was not solved at the time of the film’s original release, is about the efforts of some local detectives to find a serial killer. Two detectives from a local police department, one of who has anger control issues, and the other who seems to have gotten his training from crime detective television shows, are joined by an educated detective from Seoul. The first half of the film is very funny watching Detective Park …

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True story of a Memphis high school football team that, after years of terrible stats, has a truly great season. The film focuses on three of the players – Chavis, who had been just released from jail; Money, and XX – and their relationship with the coach, a man who loves football and volunteers every year to coach the team. What could have been another, “all-Black team lead to victory by a White coach,” really turned out to be a quite special inside view into the personal, academic, and athletic lives of three players who come from very disadvantaged circumstances. …

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