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In Netflix’s ‘Alias Grace,’ Fiction Exposes the Violence and Beauty of Women’s Stories

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

The Unsolvable Mystery of 'Alias Grace'

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

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 Netflix Adaptation Of Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace' Shows What Real Horror Is

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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 […]

The Ending of Alias Grace Makes Us All Guilty

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

The Language of ‘Alias Grace’ Spins an Intricate Web

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.

Overrated/Underrated: 'Alias Grace' is essential, and is anyone still shocked by Marilyn Manson?

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...

In Praise of Alias Grace’s Conniving Woman

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

Daily Binge: Your Daily Dose of TV News You Need to Know (Wednesday November 15, 2017)

Welcome to Your Daily Binge, the TV Addict’s daily guide to everything important going on in the world of television today. • Opinion: In Praise of Alias Grace’s Conniving Woman • RIP: You’re the Worst Will End After Its Fifth Season • RIVERDALE: The Cast Teases the Nick St. Clair Fallout, a Serpent Drag Race […]

In Praise of Alias Grace’s Conniving Woman

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 »

Alias Grace’ Star Sarah Gadon on the Enduring Power of Margaret Atwood

The immersive process of becoming Grace Marks in the critically-acclaimed Netflix adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.

Let’s Talk About the Ending of Alias Grace

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 »

Netflix’s ‘Alias Grace’ Confronts a Timely Question: Do You Believe Women?

4 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

Review: Alias Grace Is the True Crime, Female-Led Series You Need

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

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.

Alias Grace”, another triumphant Atwood adaptation

last monthArts : Prospero

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.

Alias Grace sews a brilliantly ambiguous ending

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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New Soundtracks: ALIAS GRACE (Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna)

BUY NOW FROM AMAZON Composer: Jeff Danna Mychael Danna Total Time: 50:14 Label: Lakeshore Records Purchasing Links: MP3, iTunes Release Date November 3, 2017 Find more... For more, visit our blog !

How Does Netflix’s Alias Grace Compare to Margaret Atwood’s Book?

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

Alias Grace: The True Story Behind Grace Marks's Murder Trial

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

In its penultimate episode, Alias Grace thrives on uncertainty

“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...

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