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January 17, 2021 at 10:07 pm #1203988969
Easily the best movie I’ve seen that came out in 2020, granted I have not seen much.January 2, 2021 at 3:15 am #1203957516
Just watched this. Didn’t love it. Chadwick was great but I found it difficult to connect with his character, which is a problem considering how much time we spend with him. Colman and Glynn are fantastic too. But Viola owned the film every time she was on screen. The physicality that she brings to the role is second to none and I was ready to be disappointed by her performance from what I had seen and heard, but nope, Queen delivered. The film could have used a better script because I found it dragging despite it’s short runtime. The way it is edited does not help either. I love August Wilson’s writing- the monologues were fantastic, but I just wish it felt more like a movie and less like a play.December 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm #1203948788
Folklore is the better album because there are no skips on it for me (a first for a Taylor Swift album) but evermore has some of my favorite lyrics she has ever written (Champagne Problems, Tolerate It, Happiness, Coney Island, Ivy, Cowboy Like Me, Marjorie all have lyrics I love). There are also songs on evermore like No Body No Crime and Closure I often skip (they’re good songs but doesn’t belong on the album imo).December 21, 2020 at 9:03 pm #1203938450
Love to see all the Normal People love. Might rewatch and break my heart againDecember 3, 2020 at 10:43 am #1203892247
Taylor Joy is everything the HFPA loves to reward. I’d say it’s between her and Coel.December 2, 2020 at 12:34 am #1203888865
Babyteeth very deservingly swept. One of the best I’ve seen this year. Eliza Scanlen is a starDecember 1, 2020 at 1:15 am #1203886426
Saoirse Ronan/Jodie FosterNovember 30, 2020 at 12:38 am #1203884093
I can’t tell if we watched a different episode but the finale was probably the worst episode of the show and it’s long runtime does not help it either. David E Kelley’s writing was imo borderline terrible and highly unrealistic. I’m just going to assume that no one involved had read all the scripts before agreeing to do this. Edgar Ramirez and Lily Rabe were completely wasted. Nicole Kidman was good initially but then it became more of the same every week. Susanne Bier is a capable director and tried to craft a decent thriller with the scripts she was given, but it fell short. Hugh Grant and Noma Dumezweni were the only good things about the finale. HBO money can’t really cover for shitty writing.
Episode Grade: C-
Show Grade: C+
At this point, I’m only rooting for Grant to be nominated from the show and maybe Sutherland if that category is too empty. But between The Queen’s Gambit, I May Destroy You, Mare of Easttown (unless that too is a dud), Inventing Anna, and even The Haunting of Bly Manor, I don’t really see it going far, especially airing so early in the race with the lackluster reception.November 30, 2020 at 12:27 am #1203884086
Just started, two episodes in and Piper is so good!November 28, 2020 at 5:03 pm #1203880733
“The Hereditary Principle”: But then out of nowhere it ended.
All three Jessica Hobbs’ episodes feel incomplete imo as they didn’t wrap up filming because of the pandemic. I believe they had 6 more days of filming left when they had to stop. I wonder if both The Hereditary Principle and Avalanche suffers because of this.
Also yes I have been rewatching the season and HBC has now become my personal favorite supporting actress this season, closely followed by Corrin and Doherty. I appreciated Anderson’s work in certain episodes/scenes (especially ep 8 and the finale) but I wasn’t blown away by her.November 22, 2020 at 12:37 pm #1203854971
I personally prefer War to Terra Nullius.
I do too as an episode, but we got some amazing sequences in Terra Nullius. One that stands out is following the girl in a swimming pool on the rooftop to look down at Charles and Diana greeting the crowd. The Charles and Diana dance was also wonderfully blocked and shot.