Darlings, after a week off in which we had an epic 3-day Thanksgiving (which we can’t help talking about for the first ten minutes), we flipped on the mics, poured ourselves a cup of ambition and SPEWED into the void. So to speak. Turns out, to no one’s surprise, we had things to say about the following:
Netflix’s Godless, starring Michelle Dockery, among many others. Lorenzo really liked it. Tom has serious issues with how the story wound up being constructed and how utterly unfulfilled most of the women characters were by the end.
Also: Mr. Armie Hammer and his epic flounce off twitter after the curiously critical Buzzfeed article “Ten Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen” was posted. We chew on this one for a while, including our thoughts on what we think the author Anne Helen Petersen was trying to say (much of which we’d agree with) and how the fan backlash (not to mention Armie’s reaction) fit into a larger picture about how stars react to bad press and how easily a fandom can be angered.
Then it’s off to the movies! FIrst a deep, non-spoilery dive on the hard-to-quantify (except to say it’s wonderful) Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri, in which the amazing Frances McDormand remains amazing.
We got the happy chance to watch a screener of The Post, directed by Spielberg, starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and a murderer’s row of incredible character and supporting actors, from Bob Odenkirk to Carrie Coon. Reviews are embargoed for now, but we spent some time lightly discussing how this just may be the best Meryl Streep performance since The Devil Wears Prada (it honestly may rank in her top ten), and how both Hanks and Spielberg clearly adored working with her as every interaction with and framing of her character was as intense and electrifying as everyone could make it. We didn’t expect this to be nearly as good as it turned out to be.
We drop in lightly on Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which will get a full review on Monday. And Tom takes a few minutes to gush about the surprisingly fun and well-executed CW superhero crossover “Crisis on Earth X,” starring a stable of leather-clad whisper-talkers.
It’s ALL there, darlings. All the laughter, all the tears, all the self-righteousness. Or rather, it’s all HERE, since the embed code isn’t working at the mo.
Anyway, thanks again! Tell all your friends, families and random strangers!
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