You know what's a good joke? this show's shot list: close up, extreme close up, close up, ok another close up, you know what let's just do this whole episode in close ups. If anyone thinks because of trump's election this story is somehow relevant and we are going to return to the middle ages must be out of touch with reality.
The Handmaid’s Tale is a thought-provoking and widely choreographed show, captured stylishly with a neat and modern photography. Its politicized tone makes it predictable at times and more than often the narrative stumbles upon itself. Making its way through what it wants to say about women, men, religion and civic movements the dramatic expression is firmly led by Elisabeth Moss. (cont.)
Both the beautiful sparse images and afflictive claustrophobic ones (mainly the close-ups) convey the strong austerity of this weird world, that yet feels strangely close. Steady character development and consistent juxtaposition of relief and anguish. It seems fully realised, but not quite transcendent yet. I am eagerly waiting for more.
Wow. Everything about this is so fucking beautifully done. Acting is so real, generally the whole concept is done strikingly pure. Plot is well connected and fluent, even when it's processing slowly. You want to know more and as you do, you get more disturbed and more disturbed. It is so strange also feels familiar at some points. Makes you question not just what is happening around you but also those humanly things.
what we have here is sheer horror in its atmosphere and the creation of subtlelty tension through storytelling and those eyes of pure dread. an absurdist extrapolation of reality that feels as real and possible and quite palpable in this day and age. martyrdom through a relentless feminist gaze. forget the clows, mutants, hauntings. this is HORROR and it does not need a buildup to a scare vignette. genious work!