Angels in America

Morning in America dawns, and it’s a bloodbath.

Twelve years after Tony Kushner’s play won a Pulitzer, director Mike Nichols brings together a cast for the ages to tell the story of AIDS unleashing Hell on Americans, famous and anonymous.

With the blessing of HBO, it ran for six hours.

That gives the film time to build shattering power and stand alongside Lonesome Dove as a landmark of the miniseries genre.

Al Pacino has the highest-profile gig as closeted lawyer Roy Cohn, onetime power broker dying alone, haunted by those whose lives he ruined, but everyone here brings their A-game.

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