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Mosaic

Steven Soderbergh has been a favorite of mine for a long time (admittedly my love for him began with his Ocean trilogy), but has of late failed to produce the same quality film he used to. He has developed an incredible knack for taking good stories and essentially created movies that leave you unsatisfied. I was not expecting much from Mosaic, but found myself pleased with the end result.

Olivia Lake who is played by Sharon Stone (Casino: best actress in leading role) is a well to do artist of a picture book that is a big deal around the circles that surround her in Summit Utah. She has a poor taste in men and seems to attract trouble at all angles, and winds up missing after a New Years party.

The series has typical feel and what ensues is a crime story that leaves the viewer with fragmented pieces that you will not be able to put together. Soderbergh released Mosaic as an app in 2017, but can more recently be viewed as a 6 part miniseries (about 6 hours) on HBO.

You will be guessing to the very end who was involved in the disappearance of Olivia Lake, and many viewers have even found that by the end they were disappointed with the answer, or lack thereof. The final episode on IMDb is the lowest rated of the entire series at a 6.9 because of this. I disagree with IMDb and think the story resolves itself by the end and would actually rate the final episode among the top 3 of the entire series.

Stellar performances by Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) and Devin Ratray (Nebraska and Buzz from Home Alone!) along with the writing and cinematography place this series among some of the greats. Although True Detective (HBO) and Happy Valley (Netflix) are better crime series, I think this one was underrated on the whole.

The Review from The Atlantic sums it up like this:

“At any given time, it’s both a dazzlingly experimental work and a totally conventional murder mystery. It’s frank and secretive, flooding viewers with information without giving them the tools to make sense of it. The story has multiple different paths to follow, but they all end up in the same place. Less a show than a television experience, it’s brilliant and exasperating.”

Take some time and watch, and I believe you will not be disappointed.

RATING: B-

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