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Though a bit too on the nose, "Arkangel" brings balance to Black Mirror's typically frenetic episodes with a calm, contemplative, and compelling installment.
Arkangel is ultimately archetypal Black Mirror, almost to a fault.
The moral of "Arkangel" becomes increasingly obvious, and fairly ponderous.
Director Jodie Foster crafts a tense and eerie tale that raises fascinating questions about the limits of good parenting, and Witt is flat-out terrific in a demanding, not-always-sympathetic role.
Arkangel really comes across as a neat indie movie, that isn't too far away from our current day. The star of this episode is Rosemarie Dewitt who gives the best performance of all the season four episodes.
The mother's no monster - but monstrous things happen - and so she joins the list of strong, flawed women who lead the stories of this season.
Foster's excellent direction lends the episode a weighty realism which hammers home how near future this could be.
There was something unsatirically useful about Arkangel, something uncomically generative. Seriously, what if we're looking for all society's ills in the wrong place?
Compared to many of the shows adrenaline-charged episodes, 'Arkangel' is relatively calm and level-headed in its presentation, an approach that pairs well with Foster's directorial style...
Visually flat and miscast, 'ArkAngel' is fine, but is unlikely to be anyone's favourite episode of season 4.
Short, sweet and seething with the backstabbed martyrdom of a scorned helicopter mom, "Arkangel" is the perfect sci-fi encapsulation of the "mama bear" trope.