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July 18, 2020 at 11:00 am #1203590772
Winslet is awesome and what she showed us between 1994 and 2008 was incredible.
But Blanchett is my favourite. One of all time greats. She manages to find time for Oscar bait projects, indie darlings, inspired failures, Marvel/Disney, prestige TV, theatre. And all of that while having 4 children and a production company, being red carpet queen and smart, funny diva during interviews.July 17, 2020 at 12:01 pm #1203589468
Deadline reports that Winslet is getting a tribute award at TIFF. It seems her campaign for Ammonite begins soon.June 28, 2020 at 11:47 am #1203555864
Owl-Always-watching, what did you think of the finale? It finally had some power and emotion, but I wish I did not have to wait 10 episodes to see that.
I’m sad the show did not meet my expectations, but at least it had its moments and was visually beautiful. Barraza was MVP for me.June 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm #1203546486
I finally watched episodes 8 and 9, and agree. The story is starting to gel, but it’s a little too late.
Adriano Barraza though – what an actress.June 20, 2020 at 3:36 am #1203543322
I agree that this was much better than season 1 – at times genuinely funny, tonally more consistent, Light was tremendous in her role.
I am not sure if it had something interesting to say about today’s politics though and it was significantly less gay (surprising for a Ryan Murphy show). Plus where is marketing for this? The trailer had been released like 3 days ago and I feel like I have not seen a single interview with the cast online.June 14, 2020 at 3:43 am #1203532041
I watch this too, but, sadly, it’s a mess. Original PD was scary, poetic, moving and had incredible Eva Green. In this one there’s too much going on and even good actors can’t elevate it enough. Plus why hire Piper Perabo or Amy Madigan if you give them nothing to do?June 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm #1203517951
What do you mean with “she is not well spoken as Blanchett is” ? And which questions does she need to answer for Ammonite?
Questions like: shouldn’t your character be played by a lesbian? She might be reminded of working with Allen and Polanski too.
As for the other thing, it might be just my impression, but Blanchett is more intellectual and can find smart, thoughtful answer on the hardest question. Winslet – I’m not so sure.June 5, 2020 at 12:39 pm #1203517879
Both deserve this. Both have been kinda unlucky.
Kidman had couple awful snubs (shoulda been 6-7 time nominee), and yes, she seems to have a lot of good will for her recent work, but it did not help her with Boy Erased, Destroyer, Bombshell and you do not win Oscar for an HBO miniseries.
Winslet was largely absent in the last couple years and kind of lost her mojo, but Ammonite seems like the right movie for a big return. I just worry she might have to answer uncomfortable questions about playing a queer person and this will ruin her chances (like she had to answer uncomfortable questions about Woody Allen). And let’s face it, she’s not as well spoken as Blanchett is.May 28, 2020 at 1:13 pm #1203505939
Moulin Rouge!May 27, 2020 at 2:40 pm #1203504025
Agree, Blanchett has to win an Emmy for this. She had a great material throughout the entire show, but those last 2 scenes sealed the deal for me.
Hoping there will be 7-8 supporting actress nominees this year, so that they could acknowledge Byrne, Martindale, Aduba, Ullman, Paulson. Slattery does not deserve to win for this role though.May 27, 2020 at 12:35 pm #1203503825
Despite my undying love for Blanchett I have to go with:
Agnes Moorehead – The Magnificent Ambersons
What a performance.
Runner-up: Celeste Holm – All About Eve.May 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm #1203483307
I was sure this was going to be a let down, but they delivered as good of a finale as they could. Like the whole show it was messy, had some gaps, but when all is said and done it worked pretty great on a purely emotional level.
And that speech was one for the ages. We don’t deserve Viola Davis.May 14, 2020 at 11:11 am #1203481372
Sadly, I have to agree that this has been a very underwhelming season. The opener was a mess (sorry, it did not work for me at all) and subsequent episodes are not better than subpar The Good Wife installments.
But this is a show on a streaming platform, with 10-13 episodes per season – the quality should be higher than of any network drama, even one of the best ones. Baranski is not getting great material either, she often feels like a supporting character in her own show. And all those exits do seem suspicious.April 29, 2020 at 7:41 am #1203452974
Wow, I did not expect such a poor critical response to this. Looks like a 2nd miss in a row after The Politician.