Clark Franklin’s One False Move brings a shotgun to a knife fight, and the results aren’t pretty.
The trite way Southern life is represented makes the main character’s potential endgame seem stagnantly preordained and one-note.
Anurag Kashyap’s saga is a portrait of 20th-century Indian history viewed through the vibrant, reference-heavy lens of Bollywood cinema.
The series finale of Kurt Sutter’s super-violent Shakespearean biker-gang saga represents a high-water mark.
Jax spends much of “Red Rose” trying to mend the bursted gangland seem that he was entirely responsible for opening.
The slow-moving guillotine that’s been hovering over the heads of so many characters in the final season starts to speed up in “Suits of Woe.”
It’s been a while since Sons of Anarchy has unleashed a parade of carnal images like the ones that begin “Faith and Despondency.”
Images fixated on agitation abound in the episode’s early stretch.
The episode merely bides time until the bloody series finale and leaving viewers in a state of disorientation.
While Bobby’s fate is left in the balance, the fact remains that Jax and his leather-clad brethren can no longer deny who has the upper hand.
Throughout, labels of race often express the long-gestating tension between different gangs, especially when there’s a drastic shift of power on the streets.
If it weren’t for all the bloodstains and gaping wounds, the eerie opening shot might seem like the beginning of a party sequence gone wrong.
Directed by Guy Ferland, it’s a nasty and sleek episode that plays off the striking tonal juxtaposition between calm and chaos.
For a few moments at the beginning of “Playing with Monsters,” Sons of Anarchy doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Cagey strategies occasionally play a role in taking out enemies foreign and domestic, but SAMCRO prefers all-out blitzkrieg.
The show’s seventh and final season will be a reckoning for the countless sins of its lead character and Hamlet stand-in.
The women of the film certainly deserve better, as they’re often relegated to the role of victim, harmed or murdered simply to propel the plot along.
A heartfelt retro flashback littered with pop-culture iconography and much slang, it focuses on the importance of friendship and loyalty rather than social standing.
The film is ripe with powerful subtext, specifically how greed, celebrity, and technology help to form a misguided sense of opportunity that keeps the working class downtrodden.