Carmen is a treat for fans of Natascha McElhone. She’s in every inch of this magical film. It’s set in 1980s Malta, where Carmen’s life had been ruled by the Catholic Church and the patriarchy until the fateful day when she was suddenly set free.
The First, a Hulu original series, was advertised and promoted as a heroic space adventure in the style of The Right Stuff. Astronauts in space suits and talk about a mission to Mars were in the posters and teasers. That isn’t what this story is about. The marketing is misleading.