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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.
The moral of "Arkangel" becomes increasingly obvious, and fairly ponderous.
Arkangel is ultimately archetypal Black Mirror, almost to a fault.
Visually flat and miscast, 'ArkAngel' is fine, but is unlikely to be anyone's favourite episode of season 4.
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...
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?
Foster's excellent direction lends the episode a weighty realism which hammers home how near future this could be.
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.
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.
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.
It's a dark, sad tale that goes in surprising direction, held together by wonderfully empathetic direction from none other than Jodie Foster.
The result is one of the best episodes of the fourth season, shot like an indie movie, which takes to the extreme the overprotection of children. [Full Review in Spanish]
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.