V.28 No.32 | 8/8/2019
Them That Follow
Backwoods melodrama slithers along slowly
Them That Follow's script feels generally underwritten, giving slight motivation to the various changes in character and ticking off the story beats in the rote manner of a cautionary after-school melodrama.
V.27 No.50 | 12/13/2018
Mean and nasty historical drama makes ambition a courtly enterprise
The Favourite is loopy, long-winded and devolves into increasingly misanthropic spirals, but has wonderfully deadpan humor, scabrous assessment of female power dynamics and a well-played lesbian twist.