is currently doing Noirvember
Writer, director, showrunner.
Coffee, sport, film, TV.
The credits go so hard at the multiple exposure effect that I'm not wholly sure the opening shot isn't supposed to look badly-back-projected intentionally, to make Slater look like a ghostly apparatus. And then the opening line is played off by the character as a 'benevolent joke' but is actually a racial demeanment, the white counter clerk has a large smudge of dark ink across his face, and the Black elevator operator is given nothing but stony contempt in return for his…
Nothing I expected (another case of 'market the thing to get people in seats the first two weeks, hang the long term') but everything I needed.
Only wish is it leant slightly more into some of its fairy tale aspects, but make no mistake; all its fantasies are of the Grimm's variety.
Three scenes stand out amongst the reviews:
- a gently scathing takedown of a chef who once wanted to open a humble pub (and if I were on…