Thoroughbreds, a 2017 film the critics loved at the time, is currently steaming on Hulu. It stars Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy. High ratings, great women-led cast, I should love it right? Nope. Didn’t love it.
The Queen’s Gambit, as is obvious from the title, is a chess story. Stuck in a children’s home by age 5, young Beth Harmon was sullen and undemanding until she discovered chess. Within a few short years, she was a champion player.