Bart Layton’s American Animals is a heist film at heart, albeit one that hews closely to the historical record.
Writer-director Bryan Buckley’s film is ultimately more interested in the journalist than his story.
The sight of a murderous, misogynistic troll brought down by the women he abused offers unabashed pleasure.
The episode manages to get back to the inspired lunacy of the season’s first few installments.
The episode is at its most effective when charting the gut-wrenching effect of Kai’s madness.
The latest Cult understands how Kai Anderson’s power is made possible by concentric circles of enablement.
There’s plenty of room here to send-up Trump’s distraction politics, but Cult isn’t landing the punch.
Almost everything in the latest episode of American Horror Story plays a bit too much like a thesis presentation.
As the series elaborates on all the things that brought Ally to madness, she’s been placed on the backburner.
The latest Cult manages to imbue its eventual villains with a level of empathy that’s new to American Horror Story.