The film is all surface, and its depiction of trauma becomes increasingly exploitative and hollow as it moves along.
The chickens of gilded-era capitalism come to roost in as many configurations as are possible.
This episode sees its characters ground up especially in the gears of their own patriarchal systems.
Steven Soderbergh’s camera seamlessly stitches the hospital’s constituent parts together in what appears to be real time.
“Wonderful Surprises” is so over-stacked as to make each scene work purely as exposition.
The Knick is such a well-constructed series that the characters’ dialogue can’t help but reveal one prejudice thrown at the expense of another
It’s hard to avoid feeling like the same issues of dramatic proportion and temporal flow that dogged the first season remain.
One of the most exciting new shows on television, and HBO’s Blu-ray captures its exceptional visual and audio design with near-perfection.
As immersive as it is overstuffed, The Knick’s season finale opens on the anxious face of the hospital’s secretly pregnant benefactor.
Director Steven Soderbergh’s gift for unfussily blocking The Knick’s scenes is made awesomely apparent in the opening.
The Knickerbocker Hospital’s putative mission to help New York City’s neediest gets its most interesting stress test yet in “They Capture the Heat.”
The Knick remains one hell of a panoramic contraption, and Clive Owen’s starring turn as Dr. John Thackery is one of the show’s major draws.
The lurking anti-subtlety of The Knick’s pilot picks right back up in “Mr. Paris Shoes.”