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Atomic Blonde (R)
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This is based on a graphic novel called "The Coldest City", which I haven't read (and which I think is a better title than this movie's). It was kind of a fun movie to watch, some parts of it I definitely liked, but a lot of it I found hard to follow. It's set in 1989, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. An MI6 agent in Berlin is killed by a KGB agent, who steals a list of names of people from various spy organizations, I guess. And everyone wants to get their hands on the list. So MI6 sends an agent named Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) to find it. She has to make contact with the head of MI6's station there, David Percival (James McAvoy). She also makes contact with some other agents, whom she trusts more than Percival. They include a French agent named Delphine Lasalle (Sofia Boutella). There's also a guy whose name I didn't catch. There's also a Russian agent called Spyglass who had memorized the list and wants to defect, with Broughton and Percival's help. Meanwhile, Broughton is also supposed to be on the lookout for a double agent called Satchel, whose identity is unknown. The story flashes between the events of Broughton's mission in Berlin and her debriefing later back in London, supervised by an MI6 agent named Eric Gray (Toby Jones) and a CIA agent named Emmett Kurzfeld (John Goodman). And the head of MI6, "C", was watching the debriefing from behind a 2-way mirror.

Well, I don't want to spoil any actual details of what happens throughout the movie. I can say that Broughton is pretty badass, which is always fun. But she gets nearly as good as she gives, and is in pretty rough shape during her debriefing. And like I said, I didn't always follow everything that was going on, so a lot of the plot I couldn't explain to you even if I wanted to. But it was alright. The parts I did follow were mostly fairly interesting. Oh, and there was a lot of good music.

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