The muck of war is presented throughout as a programmatic catalogue of unspeakable frights made lurid by their self-conscious presentation.
It carves out a rich emotional sphere concomitant to its stunning production design, finding delicate poetry in the dispassionate pursuit of revenge.
Smith's dreamlike tome feels like having unfettered access to the punk poet laureate's innermost workings.
The real battles in season six of The Walking Dead will likely take place without force or violence.
It can't help but land in the same hagiographizing place as nearly every single other Great Man biopic churned out by the studio powers that be.