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October 30, 2020 at 12:20 pm #1203811767
people thinking it has no depth or isn’t cohesive because ariana didn’t put any sad or heartbreaking songs lmao. Saw someone on Twitter say a critic said they didn’t like it because she seems to happy ? It’s honestly not very far fetched from what the critics I’ve read are hinting to.
She can sing about sex and relationships in an interesting and cohesive way. She just largely didn’t achieve that with this album.October 30, 2020 at 12:18 pm #1203811762
Some songs in this album are stepping in a new musical direction (emphasis on strings, layered harmonies) which I think fits her style. However, she does not seem to be advancing lyrically in a lot of the songs. I am cool with her singing about sex, but I think you have to do it in an interesting/intelligent way (like I think she does in 34+35). Tracks 9-13 are all very repetitive and forgettable, lyrically and musically. Unfortunately, these songs make up the bulk of the album, which is what makes this album a disappointment.
I think if she had taken more time and dug deeper lyrically (like she is very capable of doing!) within the new musical styles she was trying, she could have delivered an exciting new era. Instead, this album feels like a worse extension of Thank U, Next. I think 34+35 has the potential to be a big hit but in the future I think this album will be largely forgotten about.
“34 + 35”
“Just Like Magic”
“Off the Table”
The Less than Fine
“Safety Net”October 30, 2020 at 8:45 am #1203811227
I would say Winslet and Loren are still squarely in the mixOctober 30, 2020 at 7:43 am #1203811166
Moreover, even if Biden wins, Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS confirmation means that the LGBTQ+ advocacy of The Prom could be really resonant to voters, and Meryl has an advantage over Winslet in that regard she’s playing a straight ally and so won’t face the backlash of being a straight woman playing a lesbian a la Winslet.
Is there backlash over Kate Winslet playing a lesbian? Why?October 29, 2020 at 10:22 pm #1203810683
Multiple prognosticators on Twitter who have seen the movie have not put down Supporting Actor as possible Mank noms. If it’s not going to be Dance, it’s not going to be anyone, and it’s not going to be Dance.
1. Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
2. Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami
3. Mark Rylance, The Trial of the Chicago 7
4. Lakeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah
5. Bill Murray, On the RocksOctober 29, 2020 at 9:45 pm #1203810597
It’s worth mentioning that even people who were lukewarm on the movie raved about Seyfried.
“Performance wise, Amanda Seyfried is the film’s only standout. The rest of the cast is fine but no one other than Seyfried really stands out. Lastly, Mank is Fincher’s least accessible film to date with plenty to admire but overall, just doesn’t pack enough of a punch. #Mank” -Scott Menzel
“Oof. #Mank: The script is a muddle. Nor can you replicate Gregg Toland by shooting on video. But my, does Amanda Seyfried ever cut through all this murk like a beacon. What a performance. What presence.” -Christian Blauvelt
”There’s a lot of surface to enjoy and Seyfried suggests the deeper movie that could have been.“ “Seyfried turns her into a real Hollywood creation, someone who lives and breathes compromise but still feels things (somewhat). But Oldman felt more alive to me under the prosthetics of DARKEST HOUR.” -Joshua Rothkopf
“Seyfried is great. Marion was a piece of work, man. The script only gives a glimmer of her shallowness, but turns it into at least a pond” -Amy NicholsonOctober 29, 2020 at 9:23 pm #1203810548
If Seyfried ends up being better than Close, I would hate for her to lose to an overdue narrative. If Seyfried ended up winning, it might give Close a chance to win her Oscar in lead for something else? I’m sure this late career awards surge is helping her land more parts. I don’t want to see Close lose again but I want her to have a Lead Actress Oscar.October 29, 2020 at 8:48 pm #1203810483
I’ve seen multiple people on Twitter who have seen the movie say that they absolutely loved it and are predicting it for many nominations but don’t see it winning Best Picture. I wonder what about the movie makes them say that.October 29, 2020 at 8:45 pm #1203810481
The hype for Seyfried is huge. I’ve seen “wonderful,” “revelatory”, and “deserves everything acting prize going”. I’ve seen people say she steals the movie, that she is in contention for the win. I don’t like to exaggerate but she has to be a lock for the nomination.October 29, 2020 at 8:28 pm #1203810448October 29, 2020 at 11:59 am #1203809642
But SAG is so huge. Does the average SAG member really know off the top of their head who has won a SAG award and who hasn’t?October 29, 2020 at 8:11 am #1203809209
Why do people always think awards groups keep track of who they have and have not awarded before. What SAG member is going to think to themselves, Anthony Hopkins has never won a SAG award so I’d better give it to him! And conversely, who at HFPA is going to think to themselves, Glenn Close already has 3 Golden Globes so I’d better give it to someone else! Voters don’t think about that stuff like we do.October 24, 2020 at 9:24 pm #1203800928
Is there a record for longest hosting streak? This will be John Mulaney’s fourth season in a row hosting