Blu-ray Review: The World Of Stephen King Comes Together In CASTLE ROCK - Movies In Focus
Castle Rock is an assemblage of different Stephen King characters, locations and themes stirred together into its own unique and original story. Set in King’s fictional Maine town, this 10 part series is a New England chowder of a show – rich, creamy and filled with elements you don’t quite fully understand. André Holland is Henry Deaver, a lawyer pulled back to his home town of Castle Rock when an unknown man (Bill Skarsgård) is found caged in the bowels of Shawshank Prison. Deaver’s mother (Sissy Spacek) is suffering from dementia and now living with Scott Glenn (the retired sheriff) following the mysterious death of her Reverend husband years before. Strange things have been happening in Castle Rock and they’re about to get even stranger. Castle Rock works best as a character study – a long-form piece of filmmaking which unfolds like one of King’s novels. For the most part it delivers quirky drama and intriguing elements, but the show begins to unravel (like many of King’s tales) around the two-third mark, where it becomes lost in its own curiosity. The acting however is top tier and André Holland anchors the show with a quiet gravitas as the lawyer with a dark [...]