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January '24: The Usual Suspects

January '24: The Usual Suspects

Considering the twist in the tale of this convoluted '90s thriller

January 2024 in The Metropolitan has featured a lot of endings, so here’s an ending to end them all: the twist of The Usual Suspects (1995).

This is a reading of our April 2022 review of the film for our ‘Can we show the kids?’ strand.

Our theme music is Otra vez by friend of the show S F Gallardo, who you can find on Spotify and Bandcamp

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Monthly readings of essays from our archives, a choice usually inspired by the pieces published that month.
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