The film is Quentin Tarantino’s magnum opus, a sweeping statement on an entire generation of American popular culture.
The Americans is the rolling stone that gathers no moss.
Maybe the ultimate project of The Americans is to recognize its characters’ collective disillusionment.
Throughout its runtime, the episode remarkably threads together the impressions of shared torment.
The episode feels less like a continuation of this season’s efforts up to this point than a tangent.
Another week, another episode of The Americans that’s notable for its pervasive lack of hurry.
The latest episode of The Americans is practically a treatise on the psychodynamic theory of guilt.
The episode thrillingly and daringly comes close to completely pressing down on the reset button.
The episode is unique in the canon of the series for the sterling self-reflexivity of its sense of humor.
The attention to behavioral detail that goes into any given episode of The Americans is unlike that of any other show.
The latest episode of The Americans thrillingly plants the seeds of a whirlwind of emotional reckonings.
“Amber Waves” is an immediate reminder that The Americans is an edifice brilliantly constructed of contrasts.
The real danger in the world of The Americans is that one fails to notice they’re being crushed.
The episode frames its constituent parts as opposing forces, but in the end each element contributes to a coherent, if half-hidden, whole.
The episode establishes the rifts in the show’s key relationships through a series of skillful compositions.
The show understands that in the wrong hands, belief, whether ideological or supernatural, may be no more than a kissing cousin to the violence it justifies.
Indeed, it’s another faintly electronic rhythm, this one a music cue, that sends this dazzling season of The Americans hurtling toward its conclusion.
A morass of lies, betrayals and undetonated bombs, “Divestment” isn’t about civil disobedience but vengeance plain and simple.
“Salang Pass” deploys its constellation of ruses and false identities to examine the question at the heart of The Americans.
“Baggage” uses Philip and Elizabeth’s respective reactions to Annalise’s death as an entrée into the subject of childrearing.