The first two episodes of the new season are largely preoccupied with sowing the seeds for later developments.
James Schamus’s screenplay is rich with culturally specific details that deepen these forking moral predicaments.
Those familiar with Les Blank’s malleable approach to documentary production will recognize that energy in its nascent form.
This snapshot of catharsis follows a familiar trajectory, but it refreshingly resists elevating the characters’ relationship to the level of grandiose.
Never once does it project an intuitive understanding of how humans would behave or react in the midst of such a shattering misfortune.
Despite the counter-culture subjects at its core, Daniel Algrant’s film possesses a put-upon hipness that cannot mask its disarming dorkiness.