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After the high-paced nature of the previous episode, ‘The Shot’ takes the opportunity to slow things down again so everyone can recuperate themselves. The episode also acts as yet another reminder that BoJack Horseman is not only fantastic comedy show, but also a deeply affecting drama.
Spoiler Ahead – You Have Been Warned!
Episode 9 finds BoJack (Will Arnett) facing difficulties in his professional life. Back on the set of ‘Secretariat’, BoJack fears that his chance to deliver a nuanced, artistic performance is about to be taken away from him by interfering producers. Clearly satirizing the current ‘committee-over-auteur’ attitude in Hollywood, the episode features the Lennie Turtletaub (J.K. Simmons) stripping the film of its more controversial scenes to appease ‘test audiences’.
Desperate to save the film, BoJack hatches an unbelievably elaborate scheme to shoot one of the removed scenes in private, »
- Jackson Ball
A slow burn mystery in which the secrets aren’t so much about the crimes it explores but truths of women’s emotional lives that are too often ignored. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about women
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Mere weeks after two teenaged girls are released after seven years in juvenile detention for the horrific kidnap and killing of a baby, another little girl — one who bears a striking resemblance to the dead child — goes missing. Did they commit another murder? (Did they even both commit the first crime? Each is still placing all the blame entirely on the other.) Or does their small upstate New York town merely want this new kidnapping to be their doing?
- MaryAnn Johanson
2 items from 2015
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