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 Post subject: Top of the Lake
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:36 pm 
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Lots of comparisons to Twin Peaks and AMC's The Killing for Jane Campion's six-hour Top of the Lake. Variety's Justin Chang has a full review. IFC/Sundance have the U.S. rights and will air it in seven parts on the latter channel in March. Based on the early reception, I wouldn't be surprised to see it turn up as a Criterion release.


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 Post subject: Re: Top of the Lake
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:40 pm 
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This looks astounding. I was suckered into The Killing before quickly realizing it was going nowhere - good to hear that this entire work has been seen and signed off on as being very strong.


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 Post subject: Re: Top of the Lake
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:39 pm 
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BBC2 will be showing it in the UK.


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 Post subject: Re: Top of the Lake
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:27 pm 
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The first two episodes have been aired by Sundance and are available on demand. I'm hooked.


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 Post subject: Re: Top of the Lake
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:19 pm 
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I'm midway through the second episode now I like it. I had a huge crush on Moss when she was on The West Wing, and although I have little interest in Mad Men I'm happy it's helped her get things like this. Mullan is great, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Top of the Lake
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:28 am 
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Jeff wrote:
Based on the early reception, I wouldn't be surprised to see it turn up as a Criterion release.

The DVD is up for pre-order, and it looks like BBC/Warner is putting it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Top of the Lake
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This ended up like In the Cut, ie. gripping but a bit much! Is this what New Zealand is really like? Is every heterosexual male a paedophile, rapist and/or drug dealer? I'm intrigued.


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 Post subject: Re: Top of the Lake
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:12 am 
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I was rather underwhelmed by the finale. Or just too bummed by the day's events to be fully kept by it. But as a whole, I can't knock it.


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 Post subject: Re: Top of the Lake
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Season 2


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 Post subject: Re: Top of the Lake
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:51 am 
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flyonthewall2983 wrote:

Totally unexpected but very welcome news!


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 Post subject: Re: Top of the Lake
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Nicole Kidman joins season 2


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 Post subject: Re: Top of the Lake
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:00 pm 
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I saw this yesterday, and it's a lot of fun. I liked it more than the first season, though it had some of the same shortcomings, particularly in relation to the procedural / thriller aspect (which was somewhat lumpy and cliche-ridden). All the casually observed stuff thrown around it is very enjoyable, however, and the series is often really funny. Elisabeth Moss and Gwendoline Christie as a team is practically a visual gag all by itself, and when you throw in a third silhouette in the form of Clayton Jacobson - and all three of them are weirdly emotionally volatile - there's some really nice off-kilter comic chemistry. There are a couple of hilariously unexpected Kath & Kim references, and the remaining loose ends from the first series are tied up abruptly with a gloriously WTF attitude. It's a tale of bad policing, bad parenting and bad pimping (and a deliberately queasy blurring of the lines between them), but the ultimate horror boils down to "what if your 17-year-old daughter fell in love with Tommy Wiseau?"


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