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May 4, 2022 at 10:42 am #1204941874
The episode was heartbreaking and much needed to inform Miguel’s relationship with Rebecca, and more specifically the Pearson clan. Huertas was the best he has been on the show and his scene with the Big 3 was outstanding, not to mention all of the wonderful little moments he shared with Moore. I understand his character has always been polarizing but I do wish he would have been better integrated throughout the series.
Next week seems to be intense as we have Randal vs. Kevin pt. 2, and that will be interesting as to how Kate navigates her responsibilities to her mother and brothers. I’m hoping things do NOT get nasty between the siblings again, especially with their mother being so vulnerable. Three episodes are left and I am hoping the show sticks the landing. Moore has been impressive in exploring Rebecca’s journey and I want her to get at least one more showcase. She has shined in her intimate, smaller moments but I want her get a proper sendoff.April 23, 2022 at 12:18 am #1204928377
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. The Truman Show
3. Man on the Moon
4. Liar Liar
5. The MaskApril 6, 2022 at 1:40 pm #1204906552
The last two episodes have been effective in showing the desolation of Kate’s marriage. Metz and Sullivan have had a few showcases and next weeks episode also seems significant. Unfortunately, I’m not confident the former gets nominated again, although the later seems secure with his recent string of nominations and his showy episodes. Baby Jack is adorable and those scenes at the park were scary, regardless of us somewhat knowing the outcome.
I’m glad we are finally getting to some of the more significant storylines for the big three because I would not want the ending to seem rushed. I hope they have a real path ahead for Kate’s upcoming marriage to the English fella. I’ve heard Mandy is particularly talking up the penultimate episode as being breathtaking. I’m NOT ready!!!!March 20, 2022 at 7:29 pm #1204863181
Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility. She was 35 and playing a 19 year old.March 2, 2022 at 9:34 pm #1204828612
I agree that he should have won for Pulp Fiction, but that film was likely too edgy and controversial for many voters. Plus it was a very ballsy and in your face type of role and that was easy for older voters to deny, especially with Landau having an overdue narrative. I actually can’t say I wouldn’t have given him the award for Jungle Fever as well. He won Cannes but that film was not really on the Academy’s radar. His performance was a revelation and a genuine breakthrough, much stronger than the actual winner that year. Oddly enough, both years he mentioned were somewhat honorary awards for older white actors. Landau had been better in other roles and Palance should not have even been nominated for that film.March 1, 2022 at 6:43 pm #1204826917
I’m still hopeful that Cruz somehow shocks everyone and wins, even without any real industry recognition. She was my favorite performance among the nominations and I absolutely adore Parallel Mothers. I think she has a chance with the highly divided field and the strong block of new international voters. I could honestly see any of the actresses winning because it will be a matter which one has more passion, despite the flaws or drawbacks of their films.March 1, 2022 at 6:33 pm #1204826879
I’m excited for this project and I’m hoping to get the absolute best from the actors and director. The film has the opportunity to be a much strong adaption than Dreamgirls. I wasn’t completely sold on Fantasia or the director but Fantasia’s talent is undeniable and she most certainly has the raw talent needed to deliver. I’m optimistic that the overall talent behind the scenes is invested in making something raw and real. I want Henson to have an Academy Award!March 1, 2022 at 6:25 pm #1204826861
2. The Velvet Rope
3. Rhythm Nation
I’m a huge fan of those four albums. All of her other albums are mixed bags for me. She is severely underrated and highly influential to generations of artists.February 5, 2022 at 5:56 pm #1204777565
Shantall deservedly won, although Coral was my favorite final collection. The former won for a strong collection and a consistently outstanding season (4 deserved wins!). The latter probably missed out, despite the standing ovation, for not having won enough throughout the season.
Shantall delivered a intricate and technically interesting set of clothes, although her styling was atrocious. Those earrings!!! The belt!!! Snake Dynasty realness!!! Coral was the most artistic and emotionally gratifying, at least for me, as I am indigenous looking with Mexican roots. Her final jacket with the headdress was everything! Chasity’s collection was better than expected, but she needed more variety. A few street wear looks would have diversified her overall impact and made her more marketable, although those pants were hideous. I agree about her having a future with entertainers like Beyoncé, Rihanna, JLo and Ariana Grande. Kristina was a disappointment, the clothing was highly inconsistent and her perspective was too narrow. Prints! See through blouses! The hoverboard was impactful but it didn’t save the collection from its overall messiness. I honestly enjoyed the season and did not miss having a model host, Siriano basically performed both duties with an entertaining ease. Great season!January 19, 2022 at 10:28 pm #1204739562
The film is fantastic and I remember being really disappointed that Morton did not gain more traction for her role. I found her portrayal to be mesmerizing and haunting.
She won a few smaller or genre awards but never really entered the conversation as a serious contender. I would have easily replaced Queen Latifah with her, although that was never happening. The supporting actress lineup for that year was set, with Zeta-Jones being the overwhelming favorite and Streep being the possible spoiler.
The film, overall, should have been considered in more categories but it had a few drawbacks when considering it for awards.
2. Spielberg’s Catch Me if You Can was his more obvious awards contender that year.
3. Release Date – Summer blockbusters are rarely taken seriously, particularly during that period when only 5 films were nominated for best picture.January 16, 2022 at 8:19 am #1204731662
I would have easily nominated her, but the film was not widely seen and the year was extremely competitive. The actual award was between Basinger and Stuart, with both being the main acting chances of their films, the top contenders for best picture. Moore and Cusack were likely the critics picks, as they both won a few throughout the season and received raves. Driver was the new actress in one of the major surprises of the award season, she is likely the coattail nominee, although she did get SAG over Cusack. Sigourney Weaver was probably the actress who barely missed, as she won the BAFTA and was nominated at the Globes, although her film underperformed. Alison Elliott, in The Wings of the Dove, also received recognition at SAG, although her performance was more quiet, and she surprisingly was snubbed at BAFTA.
Overall, it was a strong year for nominees and I liked, or loved most of the performances in contention that year.January 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm #1204693239
How is Plimpton being overlooked? She’s absolutely devastating and the best in a stellar ensemble. Her intense scene about remembering her son and forgiveness had me in tears.
All four actors are worthy of any and all awards, but I’m partial to Plimpton and Isaacs. Dowd also had her moments, especially her effective last scene. Birney was the most detached but I think it was mainly having to do with his dedication to that particular character.
I would be elated if any of the actors surprised at the Academy Awards. Overall, the film was stagey and I’m not sure I always liked the directors choices…but the Actors absolutely made the film very special, regardless of any limitations. More people need to see this movie!!!August 24, 2021 at 8:29 pm #1204414479
I binged the entire show in one day and I was particularly impressed with Oh. She was the main draw for me but I did appreciate the other characters, especially Taylor and Mensah. I’m hoping it gets a second season, although I did sometimes feel like I was watching an indie film. I loved Oh’s subtle choices and that her character did not NEED to be the center of attention at all times. She was fantastic at the end of the 5th episode and I was really invested in her relationship with her daughter. I also wanted to know more about her family history, as I found her father to be charming.August 24, 2021 at 7:53 pm #1204414444
Goldstein is my favorite for the win and I think he’s being underestimated, mainly because of vote splitting. Ted Lasso is huge this year and it will likely nearly sweep, similar to Schitts Creek last year. SNL fellas are weaker than some would think IMO. Yang has a stronger narrative than Thompson but voters tend to overlook SNL in this category. Baldwin won but that year he was undeniable and he really is NOT your typical SNL nod anyhow. I think Goldstein is going to get a majority of the support for his show. He has the most prominent role and I can’t imagine any of the other Lasso guys actually winning. Goldstein is also peaking at the RIGHT time and he has been excellent in the second season.August 15, 2021 at 10:21 pm #1204398635
I was somewhat disappointed with the second season. The first season was also uneven but I think it was probably more consistent, although I really liked three of the episodes this season. My favorite, by far, was the episode with Minnie Driver. I thought it struck the right tone, and it went deeper than the surface, which wasn’t always the case this season.
1. “On a Serpentine Road, With the Top Down” – I found the story the most interesting and I generally felt SOMETHING, which was not often the case this season.
2. “Second Embrace, With Hearts and Eyes Open” – Menzies and Okonedo actually have chemistry and I found their story to be grounded and meaningful. I was actually invested in their characters. Too often this season I found myself not caring about the main characters or their outcomes.
3. “In the Waiting Room of Estranged Spouses” – Hedlund was a standout and I wanted to know more about their romance, particularly how he confronted his trauma.
I didn’t really care for any of the other episodes and was particularly frustrated that they wasted so many talented actors in aimless and empty stories. Harrington did his best but I found the chemistry in his installment to be nonexistent. Fishback was similarly wasted in a weak installment that really did not connect with me.Not now