I've never seen such an incredible divide between the quality of a performance and the quality of the movie surrounding that performance. Denzel Washington as Roman J. Israel is fantastic, and the character is unique. The film as a whole is a mess.
Now looking at the average rating of this episode on this site, I'm feeling a bit alone in giving his a harsh, one-star rating. But I stand by it. This is the first episode of Black Mirror that I truly hated. I've felt underwhelmed by episodes before (such as Metalhead, which I watched right before this). But I've never actively disliked an episode before.
I have always seen Black Mirror has being a criticism of society and technology. This episode…
This is apparently a first-time viewing for me, and wow have I been missing out. I've been a fan of horror movies since childhood and never once watched The Thing. How can that be?
And what a ride it is. Absolutely prime Carpenter.
And Wilford Brimley. I had to look it up to confirm that it was him. I'm sitting there through most of the movie, thinking, "that sounds exactly like Wilford Brimley but he doesn't look like I remember…