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Movie or board game?

Movie | Murder mystery Knives Out is rich in character
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 11/05/20, 03:08 pm

Knives Out, released in late 2019 but popular now on streaming platforms, is a Clue board game come to life, complete with a mansion, house staff, and a complicated family. 

Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is a best-selling mystery author in his own last chapter. The morning after his 85th birthday party, the housekeeper finds Harlan dead by apparent suicide—or not? 

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Logan Industry

A hole inside

Documentary | The Donut King traces how one big-hearted entrepreneur rose to wealth and squandered it all
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/05/20, 03:02 pm

You’d think a story about a doughnut shop entrepreneur would be sweet through and through. The new documentary The Donut King recounts Ted Ngoy’s journey from Cambodian refugee to owner of 70 California breakfast eateries. But Ngoy’s love of money would be his eventual undoing. 

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Showtime

Raising his voice

Documentary | Kingdom of Silence charts Jamal Khashoggi’s shift to Saudi Arabian critic
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/05/20, 02:54 pm

Throughout history, criticizing the governing authorities has been a sure-fire way to lose your home or your head. Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi enjoyed the Saudi Arabian ruling royal family’s confidence for years. Then he began to speak and write openly against his country’s perceived failure to embrace democratic and social reforms.

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