The Bad Beginning Is Anything But in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

"The Bad Beginning" Is Anything But in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

By Deborah Krieger

Both visually and narratively, A Series of Unfortunate Events works far better as a series than the ill-conceived film that proceeded it; a gothic fable for our time. 16 Jan 2017 // 10:53 AM

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