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‘Big Little Lies’ Review: ‘The Bad Mother’ Sets Up a Dumbfounding Finale in an Exasperating Episode 6

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Big Little Lies” Season 2, Episode 6, “The Bad Mother.”]So, it all comes down to… this? A courtroom inquisition with Nicole Kidman’s abused wife acting as her own attorney against Meryl Streep’s aggrieved, possibly vengeful grandma; one parent questioning the other for the title of “The Good […]

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HBO “extremely proud” of Andrea Arnold’s work on ‘Big Little Lies’

Reports suggested Arnold had lost creative control of the high profile series.HBO has said it is “extremely proud” of British director Andrea Arnold’s work on the second season of Big Little Lies, after a report suggested that Arnold was “heartbroken” about losing creative control of the high profile series during post production.The report in Indiewire, […]

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‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Problems: Director Andrea Arnold’s Creative Control Was Ripped Away

In the second season of Big Little Lies, the lead characters have been struggling to stay afloat after their momentous decision at the end of season one. But they weren’t the only ones making potentially disastrous choices: according to a scathing new report, HBO and showrunner David E. Kelley wrested creative control of the show […]

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Director Drama Surrounding ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Reportedly Led To A Tumultuous Post-Production & Reshoots

There was a lot of buzz coming into the second season of “Big Little Lies.” The series had just become a Golden Globe and Emmy juggernaut, with the high-profile cast getting huge raises for an unexpected new batch of episodes. However, there was always going to be one big change between Season 1 and Season […]

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‘Big Little Lies’ Review: That Episode 5 Twist Tells Us More Than Meets the Eye

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Big Little Lies” Season 2, Episode 5, “Kill Me.”]To the best of my understanding, “nutfuck” translates to something like “a crazy person” or “the current President of the United States” — but what’s so wonderful about Nathan’s usage is that it tells us more about the person […]

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‘Big Little Lies’ Review: More Screaming, Lies, and Heartbreaking Lines Highlight Episode 2

[Editor’s note: The following review contains spoilers for “Big Little Lies” Season 2, Episode 2, “Tell-Tale Hearts.”]If any scene in the second episode of “Big Little Lies” came close to replicating the peculiar allure of Meryl Streep’s scream from the first episode, it was when Zoe Kravitz name-dropped part of the show’s title. Freaked out […]

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‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Review: Meryl Streep Is Sublime in Another Addictive Season

There has perhaps never been a more spectacular piece of prestige camp than HBO’s 2017 breakout sensation Big Little Lies, which nailed a pinpoint middle ground between delicious soapy drama and inspired character drama. Boasting an addictive pulpy mystery pulled from Liane Moriarty’s novel, beachside real estate porn that would make Nancy Meyers blush, and […]

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10 Shows to Watch in June: ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ & More

While June looks to be relatively tame in the film department, it’s bringing back some of television’s better binges in just one month. Meryl Streep will remind everyone why she’s so beloved in season two of “Big Little Lies,” “Pose” will encourage people to enjoy television communally as a show best experienced with others and […]

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