The Assassination of Gianni Versace: An American Crime Story

Extravagant in operatic, Greek-tragedy like scoring and scale, powerful in top-notch Emmy-caliber performances spearheaded by Darren Criss, stunning in cinematography, & intriguing in plot structure + multi-layered symbolism. 9.7/10.

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Free Solo (2018)

A climactic, spine-tingling documentary as sleek as the mountains it ascends with surgical precision and acrophobic suspense, Free Solo magnificently illustrates the indomitability of human spirit (& most jaw-dropping athletic feat in history). 9.4/10.

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Ronaldo (2015)

One of the gods of fútbol and icons of sports gets a puff-piece, fake, materialistic documentary about only the superficial aspects of his life – one that jukes the dark corners of his psyche, controversies, and humanity to flail on a bicycle kick. 5.2/10.

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AHS: Roanoke

A sublime colonial hauntable premise & backwoods NC location setting turn up the macabric atmosphere after the problematic Hotel; with dark tone, unique narrative structure, simplicity in old-world scares, & – of course – paradox of Pigman. 8.1/10.

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