Even once 16-year-old Fauna Hodel leaves her small town and heads to LA for answers, those aren’t exactly forthcoming. Superficially pleasing – the period elements are its best feature – I Am the Night lacks the substance it so desperately needs. (On Stan from Tues., Jan. 29) 2.5 stars
Directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman and its upcoming sequel) and starring Chris Pine, I Am the Night sounds great on paper.
A biracial schoolgirl (India Eisley) who discovers all she’s been told about her past isn’t true. A disgraced journalist (Pine) with a drug habit. A wealthy doctor (Jefferson Mays) with links to the infamous Black Dahlia murder. There are certainly enough elements here for an intriguing noir, but this six-parter sure takes its time to set up its story.