All the palace intrigue and endless backstabbing in Mary Queen of Scots feels at once overly familiar and underdeveloped.
In God’s Own Country, it’s tenderness that’s ultimately aligned with life-giving strength.
Go back to the first episode of Luck and you’ll see how much is made of a little goat (known for his giant testicles) that hangs out in Turo’s barn.
As in creator David Milch’s previous HBO shows, one of Luck’s central themes concerns the building of a community.
There’s no getting around the fact that this week’s episode of Luck was overstuffed with exposition.
These horses aren’t just lucky talismans; they also possess a purity of spirit that rehabilitates many of the show’s jaded characters.
In Luck, the majestic thoroughbreds shine as they stand backlit by the sun.
It remains to be seen if Dirt will truly be an equal opportunity satire or just another actor-produced attack on the paparazzi.
Like much of Michael Winterbottom’s work, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story is a highly uneven enterprise.
A splendid package from First Run Features for a little-seen gem perhaps best savored on a rainy, meditative day.
As far as stuffy Oxford dramas go, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has them all beat.