THE CLOSER “Star Turn” Review

THE CLOSER "Star Turn" Season 7 Episode 9 – It is the penultimate episode of Kyra Sedgewick’s star making vehicle The Closer and while this has been a pretty strong season for the show, with solid cases and all round entertaining episodes, this episode ups the game and is in the running for the best of the season, in my opinion.

One thing I love about this show, which I’ve said many times before, is the directing. It has greater creative aspirations than a regular cop show without the budget to produce a well crafted cop movie. But it’s struggle to overcome a tv budget is reflected in the quality of the episode, and this one, directed by Stacey K. Black, darted between parodying a Rebecca Black-like pop star whose corny music and terrible videos garners instant fans who bask in her terrible musicality, a scary drama of a father living through the talent he forced upon his daughter, a mother who is just as involved if not so much in the spotlight, a child who is completely ignored and a grandfather who can do nothing to help but watch his zany offspring commit zany acts for fame. Read More...


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