The tale of Grace—an Irish immigrant and servant accused of a heinous crime in 19th-century Canada—is a story of women who endured sexual violence, back-alley abortions, life in a new land, and sometimes lived to tell their story. But...Show More Summary
Warning: Contains spoilers for the entire season of 'Alias Grace' Over the holiday weekend I watched the entirety of Netflix's Alias Grace in one shot. And while that's convenient for impulse control issues and for You People who have already...
The horror is the one reflected in the one painting in the book and adaptation - Guido Reni's Susannah and the Elders. The horror runs through the heart of everything. "Everyone is possessed by the same demon that no one can exorcise. It’s a horror so pervasive and unimaginable that a glimpse of its true […]
This article originally appeared in Vulture. Alias Grace is a mystery story, and its end offers us a solution. The central question is whether Grace Marks was responsible for murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery. Show More Summary
By Valerie Ettenhofer Sarah Polley's script makes for a thrilling domestic mystery. The article The Language of ‘Alias Grace’ Spins an Intricate Web appeared first on Film School Rejects.
UNDERRATED 'Alias Grace’: Adapted from a work by novelist Margaret Atwood, this patiently drawn Netflix miniseries also holds a prism up to current times, but unlike “The Handmaid’s Tale,” maybe doesn’t force the viewer into a fetal position of despair for the future. Written by Sarah Polley, whose...
This article originally appeared in Vulture. One thing we always get wrong about the Victorians: They weren’t all terrified of the specter of sex. Just as history belongs to the victors, it also belongs to the wealthy, and so our vision...Show More Summary
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One thing we always get wrong about the Victorians: They weren’t all terrified of the specter of sex. Just as history belongs to the victors, it also belongs to the wealthy, and so our vision of 19th-century fair maidens in white frocks is one that tilts toward the wives and ... More »
The immersive process of becoming Grace Marks in the critically-acclaimed Netflix adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Alias Grace is a mystery story, and its end offers us an solution. The central question is whether Grace Marks was responsible for murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery. The answer? Yes and no. In the last episode, Grace undergoes hypnosis and appears to fall into ... More »
The mystery at the heart of Netflix’s must-watch Margaret Atwood adaptation is less about whodunit and more about confronting our mistrust of women’s stories.
After the amazing critically acclaimed success of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, it was no surprise that more of Atwood's works would be getting the streaming service treatment. Netflix decided to get their piece of the pie with Alias Grace, a historical fiction novel based on true events about one of Canada's most infamous alleged murderers, Grace Marks.
This review contains plot details of “Alias Grace” THIS week, the Supreme Court paved the way for the execution of Vernon Madison, a 67-year-old from Alabama convicted of murdering a police officer three decades ago. Having suffered strokes, Mr Madison no longer remembers his crime, and is diagnosed with both dementia and amnesia.
The slow, measured pacing of Alias Grace makes the frenetic energy of the hypnosis scene at the center of its finale all the more thrilling. The finale is brilliantly crafted and, at times, downright terrifying. It’s also deliberately inconclusive, and that ambiguity is weirdly satisfying. Read more...
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This article originally appeared in Vulture. Spoilers ahead for the book and the series. Netflix’s new Margaret Atwood adaptation Alias Grace is remarkably faithful to Atwood’s original novel. It’s not just a representation of the novel’s plot and characters, although it certainly does that. Show More Summary
Netflix dropped a new drama in early November titled Alias Grace, based on the 1996 novel by Margaret Atwood, who also wrote The Handmaid's Tale. Atwood's Alias Grace novel is based on real-life events that took place in Canada in the...Show More Summary
“Part 5” drives home the notion that there’s no way to know for certain all that happened on the day Nancy Montgomery was thrown down the cellar stairs and choked to death and Thomas Kinnear was shot. Grace calls her own narrative into question, needling viewers on with little questions that sow the seeds of doubt… Read more...