The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story from FX, producer Ryan Murphy and writer Tom Rob Smith has concluded it’s 9-episode run starring Darren Criss, Édgar Ramírez, Ricky Martin, Penélope Cruz, Cody Fern, Judith Light, Finn Wittrock and Max Greenfield. Here is my review: Read more
Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel works so well thanks to its balance of character study and mystery thrills. Sure, adapting a novel into a movie is no simple task, as certain aspects of the novel are constrained or changed due to budget and run time. But with The Girl on the Train, the movie adaptation derails early on due to story structure issues and certain plot elements that are either rearranged or presented with little to no detail. Along with story structure, any hope of further plot or character development is thrown out the window in favor of mishandled flashbacks, awkward premonitions, and steamy shower sex scenes.