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thenewgreen  ·  348 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 406th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

It’s beautifully filmed. The pace is amazing and the acting and character development of Beth are both pretty great. The chess scenes are beautifully filmed. I was talking with a guy that played competitive chess and his only critique was that there were no draws in the show. Apparently something like 40% end in draws. The chess scenes are beautiful and at times, exciting to watch. But the story is bigger than chess. It’s a young woman battling some big demons and coming to terms with herself.

There are lots of times I kept thinking the story would go in a direction and then it didn’t. It wasn’t cliche.

I just enjoyed it for what it was. A beautifully shot and acted story. Also, some great period sets, costumes and music.

Check it out. Let me know what you think.