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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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An hour of Gothic noir may not be an obvious choice of entertainment for a sun-soaked summer evening... But Picnic at Hanging Rock is intriguing enough to contend with another evening drinking in the park at a real-life picnic.
If Weir's film was a romantic, surreal, shimmering mystery-Twin Peaks by way of John Keats-the new Hanging Rock is a more Gothic work of horror, revealing the rot that permeates the blooms of the Victorian bouquet.
Hanging Rock might be more than a decent series with rich production values and a performance that blows the doors down. Instead, it'll stay in between-far from forgettable, but unlikely to haunt your dreams.
The story centers around the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and one teacher on Valentine's Day in 1900 and the subsequent investigation, covering its impact on students, families and staff.
This "Picnic" is overheated, so pumped up with strangeness and dread that when something actually strange or dreadful does happen, it doesn't quite register - it's just another moment of weirdness in a vast sea of weird.
Picnic at Hanging Rock becomes so much bigger than a genre twist; it becomes the story of young women breaking out of a repressed sexuality, of a seam splitting in the side of Victorian mores and allowing the girls an opportunity to break free.