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November 29, 2020 at 4:43 pm #1203883206
I don’t see Let Them All Talk as a threat to be honest. It looks like a lifetime movie.November 29, 2020 at 4:31 pm #1203883166
I think I might predict this to be the first time since The River Wild that Meryl hits SAG and Globe but not Oscar.November 28, 2020 at 3:42 pm #1203880619
I get why people would think Anderson is undeserving or whatever (applicable to any other contender too), but really, your personal opinion doesn’t change the fact that she’s very clearly far and away the frontrunner right now, and Corrin is behind her.
1) This just isn’t true. We have no evidence of where either is in the race.
She was totally comfortable being an absolute psychopath but what the poster meant was with the mannerisms and the voice that Anderson was trying to hard. I mean Thatcher literally put on a stupid voice and became a caricature of herself which I think Anderson perfectly captured. Bit disappointing though The Crown didn’t touch enough on how evil Margaret Thatcher was.
I’d argue what the poster was referring to was Anderson’s straining, hence trying too hard. Thatcher did not do this. And yeah I would have liked to have seen Section 28 covered but whatever.November 28, 2020 at 3:18 pm #1203880581
I am a fan of Anderson’s performance but the real Thatcher definitely didn’t try too hard. She was totally comfortable being an absolute psychopath.November 28, 2020 at 2:13 pm #1203880425
“The Hereditary Principle”: Helena Bonham Carter really said bitch I only need one episode.
Oh how I wish I could have ended my review there. And for the entirety of this episode I thought it was going to. The third A-grade of the season. But then out of nowhere it ended.
Endings have been a real recurring problem of this season for me. To such an extent that I am almost questioning if Morgan has remembered how to write them. Ignoring the general mess of “Gold Stick”, each of “The Balmoral Test” and “Favourites” also prior to this seventh instalment fumbled the conclusions to the episodic narratives they were telling. It is fine to leave things open but not when doing so makes the viewer feel like they are still in Act One. And sadly, where the aforementioned episodes were still able to hold up despite the weak finishes, this one cannot. Because doing so has completely removed the agency of the cousins that were forced into that facility and written off as dead. I spent the entire episode certain that we were moving towards Margaret meeting them and us finally get to hear their voice. But instead it never came. Whilst I assume this is because Margaret never did actually meet with them, surely Morgan should then have allowed us to hear them speak when Dazzle visited them rather than making it a narrated montage.
Greatly disappointing and borderline ableist for me, which is a deep shame because if it could have stuck the right landing then it was flawless in my eyes.
On a happier note, whilst I still lean towards Corrin for the season’s work, Bonham Carter here is so bombastically brilliant (and manages to be even better than Corrin in “Fairytale”) that frankly I wouldn’t mind an upset where she won. If she gets nominated again at BAFTA, she will be seriously competitive with this as a tape.
B+November 28, 2020 at 12:19 pm #1203880144
I strongly disagree. Where is the precedent for a movie this critically butchered getting a supporting actress nomination? I mean within the last ten years there’s only even been one that had a rotten score on RT and that was Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs. That movie had 56%, not 25%.November 27, 2020 at 2:08 pm #1203878062
“Terra Nullius”: Another Corrin masterpiece.November 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm #1203875679
And two exceptional TV performances along with two more great ones. It is greatest actors after all not greatest film actors.
Is it? From reading through, it seems heavily film-focused with TV only being mentioned when they don’t have enough film work to talk about.November 26, 2020 at 7:30 am #1203874929
Streep has only two good performances this century (The Devil Wears Prada and Adaptation) so idk why some of you are surprised she is missing.
Even if this were true, they were happy to recognise Mahershala Ali despite him only having two notable film performances to mentionNovember 26, 2020 at 7:23 am #1203874907
Teaser was better but this has me so excited for Nicole Kidman. She looks deliciously camp.November 26, 2020 at 6:00 am #1203874654
I don’t think it’s forced diversity. It’s forced snobbery. The entire list is there to make them look high-brow and unpredictable. Even their choices of Jordan and McCarthy are there to make it look like they can be edgy even when choosing somebody more populist.