Luck Review: Upping The Ante

Stanley Kubrick once said that just because a movie seems real doesn’t necessarily make it interesting.

If you’ve stuck with Luck so far, you know it doesn't take place in a real world. David Milch’s stylized fingerprints are on every dusty, grimy surface. Everyone speaks his language of backward sentences and monologues that intimate deeper meanings beneath all their hot air. Horses are revered by both character and camera, and each scene is tinged with beauty and desperation.

If you’re still watching, it also means that you probably find this carefully arranged world interesting. Appreciating Milch’s aesthetic is all but a prerequisite to engaging with his television, and sometimes enjoying Luck for how the story is told rather than what the story is saying is all we have. Read More...


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