Despite a complex, engaging performance from Kate Winslet, the HBO Max limited series about yet another murder in yet another small town doesn’t try anything new.
Viewers expecting the season finale to have an exciting climax will be disappointed, as characters and grim reality drive the ending.
The team figures out where to center their attack, as the penultimate episode of the season continues to struggle with pacing.
Ralph’s stubbornness becomes a liability, and Jack finds a sympathetic ear in a disappointingly below par episode.
Holly presents her case to the team, to less than successful results, & Jack receives an unpleasant lesson in what happens if you displease the Grief Eater.
Holly picks up one thread after another, & begins to get a full, chilling picture of what the team might be up against.
Ralph reluctantly takes on a partner as a colleague has a brush with the impossible.
HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s supernatural murder mystery is off to an eerie, understated start.
Alejandro Landes’ tense, probing portrait of child soldiers keeps its messages as muddy as its setting.
Our Sundance coverage wraps up with a triple feature of a 1980s art-school personal essay, a documentary from China, and a haunting child-soldier tale.