The series visibly struggles to spin an enveloping atmosphere around its ideas.
If the movie has the ring of a high school or college reunion, that’s because that’s pretty much what it’s like.
Ava DuVernay’s series is a handsomely mounted dramatization, but it often veers into the trite, obvious, and maudlin.
There’s no limit here to the narrative conveniences that exist only to conclude the series’s eight-season arc.
Hulu’s adaptation of Joseph Heller’s novel invites our laughter, contemplation, and shock in equal measure.
As David Benioff and D.B. Weiss show with this masterful rebuttal of an episode, it’s never too late to choose a different narrative.
The final season fulfills the possibilities of the show’s concept, informing it with humanist fury.
Despite a more straightforward approach, the series still boasts Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s unmistakable voice.
There’s no shortage of empty gestures throughout the latest episode of the series.
This is less a miniseries as five-hour movie than episodic television, with new narrative wrinkles introduced each week.
The series is at its strongest when using dissonance to reorient our understanding of loss.
The episode gives the audience exactly what it expects, and absolutely nothing else.
The series derives its soulfulness from the myths that Ramy, his family, and his friends tell themselves and those around them.
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The episode is, above all else, a resolute detailing of the final calm before a spectacular storm and what it means to be human.
Netflix’s latest horror offering only rarely assumes a form greater than its individual elements and references.
The episode has the good sense to respect our familiarity with these characters, and as such it doesn’t beat around the bush.
Once an accidental act of violence sends the main character’s life into a spiral, the film unfortunately spirals with him.
The miniseries at least gives ample space for Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams to richly inhabit their characters.
The miniseries fails to tackle the unseen forces which enable and encourage the institutional rot that wrecks people’s lives.