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Europa Report. 2013, 90 minutes.

This tense SF film is done in documentary style, about a troubled mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. I liked it quite a lot! It moves back and forth in time, contains "interviews" with mission planners and astronauts, and keeps you wondering until the end. It's one of these movies that has a fairly simple idea and does it well. A bit scary at times. Recommended.

The Bletchley Circle

I highly recommend this mini-series even though is about tracking down a serial killer. The heroine of the tale is a housewife who was a code-breaker / analyst during WWII, and now after the war she solves puzzles as a hobby. When she starts to investigate a spate of killings, she gets the band back together (3 more women) to help her. They use math and complex data analysis to try and catch the killer; one of them has a photographic memory. They do all this without the police's help, and their partners/husbands don't support them either. It's a brilliant show.

Date: 2014-02-11 01:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
oh, I'm glad you watched Europa Report - we were JUST looking at that on Netflix and wondering if it was any good. Now we know we could watch it! Thanks!

And yay, I adoooooore The Bletchley Circle. It's so good at so many things. It takes a lot to get me into any kind of crime show, much less one that starts with a serial killer who targets women, but I love it (which shows how good it is).

Date: 2014-02-11 04:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlectomy
I haven't managed to summon enough attention to watch The Bletchley Circle yet, but I gotta say, a group of women using complex data analysis to solve crime... yeah, I'm THERE.

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