Christopher Landon’s heady and entertaining sequel is a multiverse murder mystery rooted in experimental physics.
A sense of loss, in love and war alike, permeates the episode.
For all the sound and fury it expends to propel this season’s narrative in new directions, the aptly titled “Redux” in fact sends Homeland hurtling into history.
It spirals toward the conceit the series has always used to frame its chase down the rabbit hole of American foreign policy.
Tonight’s episode of Homeland ably frames its accelerating narrative as a clash between competing intelligence agencies.
Tonight’s episode of Homeland transforms the laborious setup of “Shalwar Kameez” into a precipitous cascade of new developments.
“Shalwar Kameez” is a story in three smiles: one knowing, one exhilarated, and one conspiratorial.
It succeeds in establishing the psychological state of play with much the same straightforwardness that “The Drone Queen” traded in politics.
The reset that follows Nicolas Brody’s death in Iran at the end of season three may save Homeland from ignominy.
It boils an entire culture down to repetitive pastiche on its way to that glittering homogeneous fantasyland of sports-movie magic.
Ang Lee’s fantastical and frustrating Oscar-winner is kept afloat on Blu-ray by Fox’s highly commendable A/V transfer and a bundle of helpful, relevant extras.
Most filmgoers who see Lee’s magical-realist marine life, from bioluminescent jellyfish to migrating trout that fly, will be quick to dub the film the Visual Effects frontrunner.
Water is the key element in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, employed by the director to flaunt a grand aesthetic and express grand existential themes.