Review of the final episode of the series starring The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp, available exclusively on Sky and streaming only on NOW. Between hope, temptation, and denied freedom, Sam Levinson’s season finale depicts a world that could save itself, but doesn’t want to
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for five episodes, HBO series directed by Sam Levinson ,Excitement), available exclusively on Sky and streaming only on NOW, has kept the headlines firmly in check The cruel world of the culture industry, staging a sustained, violent and progressive skepticism, is now over. The lights go out, Tedros’ (The Weeknd’s) shenanigans are silenced and all, thanks to Jocelyn’s record label (lily-rose depp), it seems to have worked out for the best. About. nail brutal season finale SculptureIn a continual shift of power, the victim becomes the executioner, the banished become the stars, and the players become the pawns. the line between good and evil, in a world devoid of moral salvationbecomes less and less important,
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end of episode 4 Of Sculpture suddenly hung in front of the viewer dangerous intersection, halfway between rediscovered freedom and descent into hell. After discovering that Tedros is nothing more than an impostor who has long been obsessed with her and her work, Jocelyn actually decides to pursue a relationship with Rob (Karl Glusman), and eventually herself. freed from the control of his executioner. Now, in the fifth and final episode, Jocelyn has indeed found a new freedom, even as she places herself on the right side of the knife, or perhaps better to say, the strap, of the “noose.” TedrosIn fact, frail to the point of being unable to speak due to alcoholism and publicly mocked by others for being called “rascals” or “vampires”. this is already pathetic, Meanwhile, everyone from homeless outcasts to followers of his cult, show themselves to be the true artists that they are: in a constant movement of bodies, voices and awkwardness, they get the opportunity to perform in front of Live Nation representative Andrew Finkelstein (Eli Roth), record label executive Nikki Katz (Jane Adams), and two managers Chaim (Hank Azaria) and Destiny (Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “I’ve never seen productions like this,” he says, sitting helplessly in Jocelyn’s living room. Still, faced with so much unsigned talent, they turned cautiously to the new vampiress, and decided to snatch the cast from Tedros’ stables to tour with Jocelyn. in this episodeeach character steals the other’s role subtle psychological choices between submission and power good and bad seem to be the same thingTedros, on the other hand, is so desperate that he appears to be the latest victim of the same sick game he invented. Jocelyn’s best friend Leia (Rachel Sennott) who, in fact, decides to leave once and for all, is the only person consistent with herself, but also powerless, unloved and unheard.
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Although they were now replacing Jocelyn with Diane (Jenny Kim), which was clearly a simpler and more comfortable move, Chaim, Nikki and Andrew laughed, instead getting rid of Tedros once and for all. Were happy, because the solution turned out to be very fruitful. Heading out to Jocelyn’s tour, which has virtually sold out, he says he is proud of publishing an article that discredits the murky past of Tedros’ real name, Mauricio Jackson. “We ruined it,” he laughs. And they continue: “The tour is sold out Thank you for the work Tedros does, maybe we should send him a T-shirt.” But whoever laughs last laughs best, because if it’s true then in the last episode’s subtle power play Sculpture each played the role of the other, it means jocelyn He’s not only in control of his life, but he’s alsoShe also becomes the mistress of others. it all depends on him: On stage once in the first leg of the tour, completely sold out, Jocelyn takes the mic, and says she’s had a tough year. Then, he says he wants to thank the person to whom he credits all his success and so, suddenly, he brings Tedros onto the stage, having previously let him secretly enter the stadium. Tedros, now alone, miserable and hopeless, joins her: in front of thousands of people, Jocelyn whispers in his ear that she is his, thus sealing a deal. eternal pact of revenge, Bewildered, in addition to Tedros are Chaim, Nikki and Andrew, who are no longer laughing.
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SculptureIn staging the gradual and brutal psychological manipulation of Tedros, the audience is deliberately offered a villain’s “stand-in”, a sort of alter ego who has destroyed all the greedy cults and motives that have already were more Secretly, in the world of the cultural industry. Both his assistants and Tedros, in different ways but with the same goal, had indeed tried sell and manipulate jocelyn’s trauma But now it is he, with the same sick dynamism, who has everyone in his fist. The series, quietly demonstrating that there is no difference between those who commit evil and those who hide it with good intentions, stages an outrageous, soulless and brutal finale that pretends to turn the tables. but where there is a difference between good and bad, in a world that doesn’t really want to save itselfIt’s not that clear anymore.