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CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM
The fifth season may not entirely live up to the expectations left behind by the fourth, but it still benefits from many powerful performances and creative bits of storytelling.
With an approach that is sensitive, timely and thoroughly researched, “American Epic” highlights this country’s music, a layered and intersectional national experience that has defined this country’s character since the beginning.
The success of this most recent “House of Cards” season is largely a result of its continued reliance on a talented and diverse cast.
While die-hard fans may struggle adjusting to the disparities, the limited release is ambitious, looking beyond the confines of its legacy and into the plight of FBI Agent Dale Cooper.
As far as comedy goes, the humor is as sharp as ever.
From scene to scene more than anything else it is De Niro’s endlessly compelling performance that keeps what is otherwise an underwritten film from falling flat.
Ansari and Yang show no hesitance in posing difficult questions in every corner of the show, but it doesn’t seem as if they’re attempting to provide answers.
If one of the defining themes of “Girls” is that things don’t turn out the way we think they will, then the last 38 minutes of the show’s six-year run certainly embodied this concept.
But “Girls” is a purposely untidy show, based on incremental growth and a realistic lack of easy closure. It reflects my life better than those closure-heavy sitcoms.
Personally, I haven’t figured out what I think or feel about this show. But I also think it's a story worth telling.