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OCEAN’S TWELVE (2004) 7:15 p.m. on AMC. This summer time’s slate of popcorn films has been drastically diminished by the pandemic however Steven Soderbergh’s sequel to “Oceans Eleven” might present a few of what moviegoers could also be lacking. In her evaluation for The New York Times, Manohla Dargis referred to as this crime comedy an “enjoyable, unabashedly trivial caper flick.” George Clooney returns as Danny Ocean, the chief of a gang that makes a speciality of baroque heists. This time, his workforce is scheming to repay the on line casino proprietor they robbed within the first movie. To provide you with the cash, the crew relocates to Europe, the place they shortly discover themselves in competitors with a grasp thief.
POV: AND SHE COULD BE NEXT 9 p.m. on PBS (examine native listings). The United States is rife with uncertainty because it approaches the 2020 election in November. Recent protests towards police misconduct and the coronavirus pandemic have launched new questions on what path the nation will take. This two-part documentary by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia seems to the current previous to look ahead. It focuses on the midterm elections of 2018 and the contributions made by girls of colour — as candidates, organizers and guiding voices — to the battle for better equality and improved democratic illustration. But it additionally presents a broader take a look at the event of this technology of leaders and means that its members have solely simply begun to make their mark. The second installment airs on Tuesday.
THE SOMMERDAHL MURDERS Stream on Acorn TV. When we think of Nordic noir, we tend to associate it with moral ambiguity, oblique social commentary and gloomy locales. This Danish series, whose first season is now available to stream, somewhat defies those expectations. At its center is a love triangle among Dan Sommerdahl (Peter Mygind), his estranged wife, Marianne (Laura Drasbaek) and his best friend, Flemming Torp (André Babikian). All three are members of the police force and Dan and Flemming are partners. They solve murders together, but interpersonal dynamics, not investigative procedure or sociology, are the focus.
ZODIAC (2007) Stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime.; rent on Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube. Ten years before he made “Mindhunter,” a Netflix series about serial killers and the investigators who hunt them, David Fincher directed this film about the “Zodiac Killer,” an unidentified murderer who was active in Northern California in the late 1960s and early ’70s. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Robert Graysmith, a cartoonist who is drawn into the Zodiac case when the newspaper he works for, The San Francisco Chronicle, receives coded letters from a writer who claims to be the criminal. His input is rejected by Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.), a crime reporter at the paper, and Dave Toschi (Mark Ruffalo), the police detective leading the case, but he eventually insinuates himself into investigation.