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The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller, the creator of a virtual reality world, has discovered something extremely important. He is about to share this discovery with his colleague and friend, Douglas Hall, when he is murdered. Douglas continues in Fuller’s footsteps to uncover the mystery, but what he finds is beyond anyone’s imagination. Netflix, IMDB Director: Josef […]

Sherlock Holmes (1979-1986) – Russian TV

Sherlock Holmes (1979-1986) – Russian TV series

Шерлок Холмс и Доктор Ватсон – Знакомство (Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson – the Introduction) Director: Igor Maslennikov STC Genre: Whydunit (law enforcement) – it’s elementary, Watson! IMDB: this episode, and more from this series. From a user review: When you visit museum of Sherlock Holmes in London, Baker St., first thing that you see […]

The Hangover (2009)

The Hangover (2009)

A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him. Netflix, IMDB Director: Todd Phillips STC Genre: Whydunit Very well made movie. It sets the tone as a silly comedy, and totally exceeds all the expectations of that. […]

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. Netflix, IMDB Director: Guy Ritchie STC Genre: Whydunit (obviously). Though overstretched towards superhero, in my opinion. “Detective” – clearly, Sherlock “Secret” – the magic of Blackwood “Dark […]

The Lost Room (2006)

The Lost Room (2006)

[TV mini-series] After Detective Joe Miller (Peter Krause) finds a key that opens a mysterious motel room, he discovers it’s a portal to an alternate universe with contents of immeasurable power. When his young daughter Anna (Elle Fanning) disappears inside, he desperately tries to save her. But Miller must contend with a host of bizarre […]

Moon (2009)

Moon (2009)

As he nears the end of a lonely three-year stint on the moon base Sarang, astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) begins to hear and see strange things. It’s not long before Sam suspects that his employer — the conglomerate LUNAR — has other plans for him. Netflix, IMDB Director: Duncan Jones STC Genre: Whydunit (Fantasy) […]

The Man from Earth (2007)

The Man from Earth (2007)

Renowned sci-fi writer Jerome Bixby penned the script for this thought-provoking film starring David Lee Smith as John Oldman, a college professor who reveals to his colleagues that he’s actually a centuries-old caveman. And so begins a captivating philosophical meditation on immortality… Netflix, IMDB Director: Richard Schenkman STC Genre: Whydunit (Fantasy) “Detective” – all the […]