The show’s third and final season struggles to consistently build gripping stories for its vivid characters to inhabit.
Change looms over The Deuce, as the series focuses on the far-reaching effects of urban transformation.
Its scattershot structure gets at the truth of pop culture as an ineffable chimera that defines much of the world.
MacLaren elaborates on her decision to rhyme a character’s slow walk down a corridor with a scene from the show’s first episode.
Unwitting transformation is on display throughout the season finale of The Deuce.
The pimps are the first to face eradication by the proliferation of porn and brothels.
The episode’s most pivotal scene is a court ruling to drop charges against a group of pornographers.
The episode will likely be unbowed by one pimp’s knife, whenever he finally spies them on the horizon.
The first episode of The Deuce introduces outsiders striving for success in their own illicit framework.
The show is torn between Paul Haggis’s love of melodrama and David Simon’s fascination with the social governance.
Eluding theatrics, the doc presents a deeper investigation into the U.S. drug war with research as exhaustive as the list of negatives to describe the conflict.
The film employs a flashy text-and-graphics aesthetic that immediately brings to mind the satirical undercurrent of a Grand Theft Auto video game.
There’s no denying the ways in which Eugene Jarecki’s film effectively weds rhetorical outrage to well-researched fact.
Simon spoke with Slant about the challenges and rewards of telling stories from the inside out.
I suppose there’s some relief in wrapping up a series I thought wasn’t particularly great, for reasons I attempted to outline in each recap.