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The Queen’s Gambit

Summary:

In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction. Watercooler take: Stunning performances and visual world building elevate a story that weaves together Cold War politics and feminism.

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From Allison Keene at Paste:

With excellent pacing and a sure sense of itself out of the gate, The Queen’s Gambit is a work of art—riveting, radiant, and simply spellbinding. Full Review

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