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    Well, looks like none of them will be a thing

    Winslet

    someone’s here to wave Scenes and Impeachment farewell! (and to collect her winter goods)

    the happiest actress and producer now! you go gal!

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    Well, looks like none of them will be a thing

    She rises…

    FYC:
    Picture: Passing, The Power of the Dog, Shiva Baby, Spencer
    Director: Jane Campion, Rebecca Hall, Pablo Larrain
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Winston Duke/James McAvoy
    Actress: Olivia Colman, Kristen Stewart, Tessa Thompson
    S. Actor: Richard E. Grant, Troy Kotsur, Kodi Smit-McPhee
    S. Actress : Kirsten Dunst/Martha Plimpton/Ruth Negga/Diana Rigg/Anya Taylor-Joy
    O. Screenplay: Bergman Island/Mass/Nine Days
    A. Screenplay: The Lost Daughter/Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva Baby

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    Currently 64 on Metacritic with 11 reviews. Looks stable leading up to the premiere.

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    Currently 64 on Metacritic with 11 reviews. Looks stable leading up to the premiere.

    67 with 15 reviews now.

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    67 with 15 reviews now.

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    Not so bad, maybe they both have a shot after all

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    Episode Title: “Innocence & Panic”

    Synopsis: After a tense day of reflection and disclosure, Mira and her husband, Jonathan, navigate the consequences of unexpected news; Series Premiere.

    Discuss.

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    This was a stunning premiere in my opinion. I thought the intro how each episode they’ll show the actors coming onto set would be tacky but it worked pretty well honestly. The dinner scene with Nicole and Corey was also amazing, the former of whom was a complete and utter stunner, but not a surprise after watching Miss Juneteenth and Shame ended Coolidge with ease. Jessica and Oscar are also giving my favorite performances of their’s so far in this first episode, maybe a bit early but I’m full on stanning this. The direction was also on point, with a great script. Maybe it’s because I just never finished the original, but I am finding this way more entertaining and am loving it more.

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    Saw 3 out of 5 episodes at Venice.

    Amazing, just AMAZING performances by these two incredible actors. I’ve loved the script too, but I’m a bit perplexed on the handling of Jessica’s character. The show is not completely balanced going on because from a certain point forward you can find very difficult to feel for her (and understand her), instead you 100% root for Oscar’s character. In a lesser extent this is what I think happened with a Marriage Story.

    2022 Award Season, FYC:

    Best Picture: TITANE, L'EVENEMENT
    Best Director: JULIA DUCOURNAU
    Best Actress: JODIE COMER
    Best Actor: BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
    Best Supporting Actress: ANN DOWD, TONI COLLETTE
    Best Supporting Actor: WILLEM DAFOE, RICHARD JENKINS

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    I liked the first episode overall. Jessica Chastain and Nicole Beharie were great in their roles.

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    I quite liked this opener? I’d like to preface that I haven’t seen the original Scenes From a Marriage so I’ve gone into this show blind.

    I thought that the episode really set up the show’s characters, motivations and stakes quite perfectly. Part of my worry going into this was that the show’s dialogue would be over-saturated with unnecessary pieces of bombast but I really felt that every scene felt quite heartfelt in its crafting and made you empathise with and understand the show’s two protagonists. I did think the writing was slightly clunky in the dinner table scene but with how grounded Chastain, Isaac and an excellent Beharie (although that shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise)’s performances were and how seamless Hagai Levi’s direction was in building up intrigue and tension in the scene, this was something I could easily ignore. I also have to say that as someone who had reservations about the idea of the show opening with the actors walking onto set I actually grew to like that choice. Instead of feeling distracting or too cheap it fit in with the show’s tone and really made you see the show’s characters as characters rather than actors playing characters.

    Great start! Can I just say that it is so relieving seeing a prestige television miniseries that involves actors challenging themselves without having to transform or give a biopic performance? Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against transformative performances (Michelle Williams in Fosse/Verdon and Olivia Colman in The Favourite are two of my favourite – pun unintended – performances of all time) but I feel like the idea that the showier a performance is or the more transformative a performance is the more of an accomplishment it is has been too overused. For me acting is about encompassing a character and really the best way for an actor to challenge themselves and develop that skill is by playing a very realistic, down to earth character or delivering a very subdued performance so it’s so satisfying watching two actors do just that. Delivering an excellent performance as a working professional in a contemporary setting in grappling with their marriage, parenthood and identity is just as much of an achievement as successfully playing Elton John come of age in a biopic.

    FYC:
    Picture: Passing, The Power of the Dog, Shiva Baby, Spencer
    Director: Jane Campion, Rebecca Hall, Pablo Larrain
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Winston Duke/James McAvoy
    Actress: Olivia Colman, Kristen Stewart, Tessa Thompson
    S. Actor: Richard E. Grant, Troy Kotsur, Kodi Smit-McPhee
    S. Actress : Kirsten Dunst/Martha Plimpton/Ruth Negga/Diana Rigg/Anya Taylor-Joy
    O. Screenplay: Bergman Island/Mass/Nine Days
    A. Screenplay: The Lost Daughter/Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva Baby

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    It’s up to 70 on metacritic
    They are coming!

    https://www.metacritic.com/tv/scenes-from-a-marriage/season-1/critic-reviews

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    It’s up to 70 on metacritic They are coming! https://www.metacritic.com/tv/scenes-from-a-marriage/season-1/critic-reviews

    Hopefully Nicole Beharie is coming too!

    FYC:
    Picture: Passing, The Power of the Dog, Shiva Baby, Spencer
    Director: Jane Campion, Rebecca Hall, Pablo Larrain
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Winston Duke/James McAvoy
    Actress: Olivia Colman, Kristen Stewart, Tessa Thompson
    S. Actor: Richard E. Grant, Troy Kotsur, Kodi Smit-McPhee
    S. Actress : Kirsten Dunst/Martha Plimpton/Ruth Negga/Diana Rigg/Anya Taylor-Joy
    O. Screenplay: Bergman Island/Mass/Nine Days
    A. Screenplay: The Lost Daughter/Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva Baby

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    Hopefully Nicole Beharie is coming too!

    Didn’t watch the premiere yet, but she was amazing on Miss Juneteenth so I’m sure she served
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    Oof. This premiered with 0.224M. Tanked.

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    I thought the premiere was excellent.

    I’m not a Chastain fan by any means – I was bummed when she replaced Michelle Williams in this – but she was incredible here. Heartbreaking, even, in that hospital scene at the end. Issac is just as good too, but with the less interesting character.

    I’m not surprised by the poor ratings though. Not only did this have close to zero buzz outside of the viral moment between Jessica and Oscar at Venice, but it’s not something audiences will be into. They’d probably find it too slow/plotless. Maybe it’ll grow as the season progresses but I doubt it.

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