1922 Review

1922 debuts exclusively on Netflix on October 20th.

If movies have taught us anything it’s that no good murder goes unpunished. It doesn’t matter how clever your scheme is or how righteous you think you are. If you kill somebody, your uppance will come, and it will probably be as ironic as hell.

1922 is Netflix’s second Stephen King adaptation in as many months (Gerald’s Game was the other), and it fits tidily into the tried-and-true moral murder mold. It’s a solemn, disturbing drama about farmer Wilfred James, played by Thomas Jane with a voice that sounds like a low gear combine in desperate need of tuning. His wife Arlette (Molly Parker) is getting big ideas about independence. She wants to sell the farm and move to the city, and if Wilf isn’t up for it, she wants to get a divorce, open a dress shop, and take their teenaged son, Henry (Dylan Scmid), with her.

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