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On the show today… Channel 7 has released the first look at The Claremont Murders, a new two-part drama delving into one of Australia's most famous murder cases and focusing on how the Claremont Killer was eventually caught. Here's what you need to know. And it's Oscars day! We break down the most talked about looks from the red carpet, from Janelle Monáe and Cara Delevingne's show-stopping outfits to some conspiracy theories around how Florence Pugh and Cate Blanchett really picked out their gowns. Plus, the first trailer for Jennifer Lawrence new “raunchy” comedy has been released and it quickly broke a couple of records in the comedy genre. People are seeing it as a way for the actress to reinvent herself after the public hatred of her over the years forced her into hiding. Now the world is falling in love with Jennifer Lawrence all over again, but we need to talk about how this backlash really started. THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Join us in our Facebook group to discuss everything pop culture...https://www.facebook.com/groups/2524018781153963/ Feedback? We're listening. Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at email@example.com WANT MORE? Read all the latest entertainment news on Mamamia... https://mamamia.com.au/entertainment/ Subscribe to The Spill Newsletter... https://mamamia.com.au/newsletter CREDITS Hosts: Laura Brodnik & Emily Vernem Executive Producer: Gia Moylan Assistant Producer: Cassie Merritt Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Whew, what a psychological drama this was! Music and guh-guh-guh GHOSTS??? Maybe ghosts, listen to hear more about whether or not spirits were involved. There is a good reason as to why Cate Blanchett was nominated for an Oscar for the role of the narcissistic Lydia Tár. Check it out on Peacock while it's still there!! Follow and subscribe for new episodes every week. Look for "We Are The Watchers Of Movies" on Spotify, iTunes, Google play, Stitcher and SoundCloud! For business or movie suggestions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/watchersofmovies/ Follow us on our other instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/thewatcherswhofindthings/ Follow us on facebook at: fb.me/watchersofmovies Check out our website at https://watchersofmovies.weebly.com Thanks to Mike Meyers for our awesome theme music, you can follow him on twitter at @themikeshow42.
"Everything Everywhere All at Once," a twisty sci-fi adventure, led the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards, picking up 11 nods. It was followed closely behind by "All Quiet on the Western Front," a World War I epic, and "The Banshees of Inisherin," a darkly comic look at friendship that unfolds against the backdrop of the Irish civil war, both of which scored nine nominations.All three films will vie for best picture, in what is shaping up to be a much more commercially-successful collection of honorees than recent years. The best picture race contains the two highest-grossing films of the year, "Avatar: The Way of Water" and "Top Gun: Maverick," along with "Elvis," a musical biopic that scored with audiences last summer. Other contenders include Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical "The Fabelmans";"Tár," a drama about an abusive conductor; "Women Talking," a look at the residents of a repressive religious community; and "Triangle of Sadness," a send-up of the 1% that unfolds partly on a mega-yacht."Triangle of Sadness," one of the most divisive films of the year, had a strong showing on Tuesday morning, capturing nominations for his screenplay and for the direction of Ruben Östlund, the Swedish filmmaker who dreamed up the satire. He will compete for the director prize against Spielberg, Todd Field ("Tár"), Martin McDonagh ("The Banshees of Inisherin"), and the directing duo of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert ("Everything Everywhere All at Once"). It's a category dominated entirely by men. The last two best director winners, Jane Campion ("The Power of the Dog") and Chloe Zhao ("Nomadland"), have been women, and there were some hopes that "Women Talking's" Sarah Polley might nab a best director nod.The nominations were announced at a challenging time for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the non-profit behind the awards, and the film business itself. Ratings for the Oscars have declined precipitously in recent years, imperiling the broadcast's licensing fees, the leading source of revenue for the Academy. At the same time, adult-oriented movies such as "The Fabelmans," "Tár" and "The Banshees of Inisherin" have struggled at the box office during the pandemic. Exacerbating the situation is the fact that streaming services, which helped fill the void left by the decline in theatrical revenues by providing a platform (and a blank check) for the artists behind them, are also shifting their priorities. Netflix, for instance, has signaled to Wall Street that it will keep content spending relatively flat while it focuses on increasing profits.But everyone loves a comeback story, and this year's Oscar season has included several of them. Ke Huy Quan, a former child actor best known for his work in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," earned a best supporting actor nomination for his work in "Everything Everywhere All at Once." A few years ago, Quan had given up on acting, convinced that his career in front of the camera was over. There's also Brendan Fraser, a former action star whose career was derailed by health issues and personal struggles, but who has re-emerged as a powerful character actor with a transformative turn as a morbidly obese man in "The Whale." He earned a nomination for best actor.Both Fraser and Quan will spend the morning fielding congratulatory calls. Others won't have much to celebrate. That's because many of the year's most heralded performances, a group that includes Viola Davis in "The Woman King," Brad Pitt in "Babylon" and Danielle Deadwyler in "Till," failed to make the final crop of contenders.And there were some surprise inclusions, perhaps none more stunning than Andrea Riseborough, whose performance as an alcoholic woman in the little-seen indie "To Leslie" scored her a best actress nomination. Her candidacy was helped by an advocacy campaign involving A-list supporters such as Edward Norton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron and Cate Blanchett, who was also nominated for her performance in "Tár." Riseborough and Blanchett join a best actress race that includes Ana de Armas ("Blonde"), Michelle Williams ("The Fabelmans") and Michelle Yeoh ("Everything Everywhere All at Once").In addition to Fraser, the best actor race includes Austin Butler ("Elvis"), Colin Farrell ("The Banshees of Inisherin"), Bill Nighy ("Living") and Paul Mescal ("Aftersun"). All five actors are first-time nominees, a distinction that they share with Yeoh, de Armas and Riseborough. Blanchett has won two Oscars and been nominated eight times. "The Fabelmans" marks Williams' fifth nomination.Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars, marking the late night comic's third stint as emcee. He previously led the awards show in 2017 and 2018. Last year, the Oscars returned to a host format with Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall, after going host-less the previous two years. The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC.
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On this episode: The gang weighs in on their Oscar prediction, and Tyler gives us the downloads on The Razzies. PLUS! The reboot movie that none of us expected, and not another Teen cartoon movie?? In news: Truancy, Mountain Dew, N-word pass, 2023 Oscars, Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Hong Chou, The Whale, Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin, James Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Stephanie Hsu, Brendan Gleason, Ke Huy Quan, Bryan Tyree Henry Causeway, Judd Irish, The Fabelman's Barry Keoghan, Cate Blanchett, Tar, Ana De Armas, Blonde, Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie, Michelle Williams, Michelle Yeoh, Auston Butler, Elvis, Colin Farrel, Brendan Fraser, Paul Mescal, Aftersun, Bill Nighy, Living, Eddie Murphy, The Nutty Professor, Martin McDonagh, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Steven Spielberg, Todd Field, Ruben Ostlund, Triangle of Sadness, Interesting Ball, Pockets, All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, Top Gun: Maverick, Women Talking, Hugo, The Artist, Slide fight, The Batman, Greig Fraser, Anya Taylor Joy, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, The Razzies, Jake Lloyd, Star Wars, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Firestarter, Blonde, Marilyn Monroe, Jared Leto, Morbius, Tom Hanks, Adria Arjorna, Machine Gun Kelly, Colson Baker, Mod Sun, Good Mourning, Andrew Dominik, Netflix, The Room, Bob Odenkirk, Johnny, Tommy, Slash Film, James Franco, Bob Odendirk, AmFar, The Room, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Into the Spiderverse, Seth Rogan, Nicholas Cantu, The amazing World of Gumball, Brady Noon, Mighty Ducks, Good Boys, Shaman Brown Jr. Micah Abbey, Jackie Chan, Giancarlo Esposito, John Cena, Paul Rudd, Natasha Demitrio, What We do in the Shadows, Rose Byrne, Post Malone, Hannibal, Ice Cube, Maya Rudolph, Ibris Elda, The Office, The Dark Tower, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Quentin Tarantino, Vanilla Ice, Michael Bay, Beau is Afraid, Super Mario BrothersVisit the Indie GoGo for Joseph's new project: Raven's Landing https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/raven-s-landing#/ http://www.MCFCpodcast.comhttp://www.facebook.com/MCFCpodcasthttp://www.twitter.com/podcastMCFChttp://www.tiktok.com/middleclassfilmclasshttp://www.instagram.com/middleclassfilmclassEmail: MCFCpodcast@gmail.comLeave us a voicemail at (209) 730-6010Merch store - https://middle-class-film-class.creator-spring.com/ Join the Patreon:www.patreon.con/middleclassfilmclassPatrons:Javier Listener Stephen: The Maple Syrup Don Joel Shinneman Linda McCalister Heather Sachs https://twitter.com/DorkOfAllDorks Ryan CorbinJason https://www.forcefivepodcast.com/ Brendan BealChris GeigerJoseph Navarro Pete Abeytaand Tyler Noe Streaming Picks:Puss in Boots: The Last Wish - PeacockLittle Women - StarzThe Madalorian - Disney+Cobra - HBO MaxWe Have a Ghost - NetflixThe Man From U.N.K.L.E. - HBO MaxMarcel The Shell with Shoes on - Showtime
Phần cuối của chuỗi podcast A Long Day with Meow về đề tài Oscar 2023, cùng dự đoán xem, liệu ai sẽ được xướng tên trong lễ trao giải danh giá này.Hạng mục Nữ chính xuất sắc, Dương Tử Quỳnh với vai diễn Evelyn trong Everything Everywhere All At Once trở thành cái tên sáng giá. Nếu điều này thành sự thật, cô sẽ là diễn viên châu Á đầu tiên thắng hạng mục này. Nhưng cũng không dễ dàng gì khi đối thủ của cô là nhân vật Lydia Tár (do Cate Blanchett đóng). Xuất hiện gần như 100% các phân cảnh trong bộ phim dài 158 phút của Tár, Cate Blanchett đã cống hiến một vai diễn xuất chúng, một vai diễn không chỉ của năm.Hạng mục Nam chính xuất sắc là cuộc chạy đua giữa những “newcomer” (những người lần đầu được đề cử trong sự nghiệp), bao gồm Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Bill Nighy (Living), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin).Cùng anh Lê Hồng Lâm điểm qua những vai diễn này trước thềm lễ trao giải nhé!
Fashion Reimagined. On this episode we are joined by Becky Hutner, Becky Hutner is a Toronto-born filmmaker with work spanning documentaries, television and digital content. For the past three years, she has been documenting fashion and culture for London-based DUCK Productions, interviewing and collaborating with such luminaries as Cate Blanchett, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Adwoa Aboah and Valentino and producing commercial work for Manolo Blahnik, Marks and Spencer and the Business of Fashion.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast via Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Markandme or you can buy me a coffee here: https://ko-fi.com/markandme or you can even treat yourself to a badge or sticker over at my store here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MarkandMeStoreThe Mark and Me podcast is proudly sponsored by Richer Sounds.Visit richersounds.com now to shop for all your hi-fi, home cinema and TV solutions. Also, don't forget to join their VIP club for FREE with just your email address to receive a great range of fantastic privileges.
Today in The Good Girl Confessional, host Sandy Lowres chats with Dr Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito - Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. She is a Clinical Director, Specialist of Breast Imaging and Intervention and solopreneur/business owner at Women's Breast Imaging (WBI) in Cottesloe, Western Australia.Vanessa is also a qualified and fellowship-trained subspecialist in Musculoskeletal Imaging, Interventional and Vascular Radiology and Paediatric Radiology in Perth Western Australia. Dr Vanessa is a passionate educator and is an Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer at Curtin University, The University of Western Australia, and Edith Cowan University.As of 2022, she is a published co-author of three book anthologies: Courage and Confidence: What It Really Takes To Succeed in Business Global Girls - Find Your Thing;And The Power To Rise Above - a book I am so proud to have co-authored with Vanessa, and so thrilled that Vanessa reads from her chapter for us on work place bullying. We are so thrilled this book of hope is in the Hollywood Swag Bags given to 2023 Oscar Nominees including Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett and Steven Spielberg, amongst others.Her notable awards are: Millennial Achiever Award presented by Filipino Australian Club of Perth (2019) People's Choice Gold Award for the ‘Making A Difference (Local Community)' category presented by AusMumpreneur (2021) Breast Radiologist of the Year presented by the Radiology Awards (2022) A highly respected Breast Imaging Specialist, Dr Vanessa is also an accomplished speaker, wife, mother and triathlete.Like many women she faces the stressful challenges of juggling the demands of a career and family whilst taking care of her own physical and spiritual wellbeing. A bright and engaging role model, she always strives to be the best she can both professionally and personally. She is also committed to helping others do the same by sharing the experience and wisdom gained from her own amazing personal journey.Above all, Dr Vanessa saves lives. It is her personal mission to save as many lives as possible by spreading her message of preventative medicine and detecting breast cancer early using advanced mammogram and ultrasound screening technologies such as used at her business at WBI. Along with her message of physical well-being, Dr Vanessa also enthusiastically speaks on self-care, self-compassion, resilience and overcoming difficulties, providing practical strategies that are easily applied to everyday life.You can follow Dr Vanessa here:Instagram: @dr.vanessa.atienza.hipolitoFacebook: Dr Vanessa Atienza-HipolitoTwitter: @DrVanessaAHLinkedIn: Dr Vanessa Atienza-HipolitoWebsite: www.drvanessaa.com linktr.ee/drvanessaatienzahipolito
Vi har udvalgt 3 artikler til dig fra Politiken, så du kan lytte til dem, hvis du ikke nåede at høre eller læse dem i løbet af ugen.WEEKEND. Lortearbejde! Undren over københavnere. Og en film til 5 hjerter Artiklerne er læst op af os, der har skrevet dem. Først kan du høre journalist Lotte Thorsens interview med filminstruktør Lisa Jespersen. Det handler om klasser. Økonomiske og kulturelle. Og om pinlige drømme (1:53)Dernæst kan du høre musikredaktør Thomas Michelsen uddele hele seks hjerter til et album med klassisk avantgardemusik (13:59)Til sidst kan du høre journalist Jonas Schrøder-Andreasens klumme om noget rigtig sjovt gør det selv-tv på TV 2 Play (19:50)Har du allerede læst eller hørt en af artiklerne, kan du altid 'spole hen' til den artikel, du vil gerne vil høre. Se minuttallene ovenfor.Og husk: de 3 artikler bare er et lille udvalg af de mange artikler, vi har læst op, og som kan høres direkte i Politikens podcast-app, så snart de udkommer. Her kan du også sammensætte din egen playliste og tage artiklerne med på farten. Så vi du høre flere artikler – eksempelvis Kristoffer Hegnsvads store interview med skuespilleren Cate Blanchett, der er oscarnomineret og kan vinde for tredje gang – så kræver det blot, at du er Politiken-abonnent. Og det kan du nemt blive ved at gå ind på politiken.dk/shop
On this episode of Made in Hollywood Mark and William try to predict this years Oscar winners. You may also hear irrelevant things in this episode about Empire of Light, Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, Tár, Elvis, Top Gun, Catherine Martin, Bad Luhrmann, All Quiet on the Western Front, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Babylon, Avatar 2, Banshees of Inisherin, John Williams, Triangle of Sadness, The Wallis, Film Independent, Fred Armisen, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Puss n' Boots, Pinnocchio, Guillermo Del Toro, Glass Onion, Living, Women Talking, Stephanie Hsu, Kerry Condon, Hung Chao, Angela Bassett, Jamie Lee Curtis, The Whale, Ke Huy Quan, Austin Butler, Brendan Fraser, Colin Farrell, After Sun, Bill Nighy, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, Michelle Yeoh, Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie, Todd Field, Three Billboards, Steven Spielberg, Moonlight, and Moulin Rouge.
On the show today… Another day, another Oscars drama. The ceremony is taking place next week and just as voting was about to close, Best Actress nominee Michelle Yeoh posted an article to her Instagram page that landed her in a bit of hot water, and it involved fellow nominee Cate Blanchett. Plus, Cara Delevigne is Vogue's newest cover star and in an accompanying interview, she speaks about the photos that led to her sobriety. The interview comes at the same time as other stars, including Lucy Hale, have also spoken about their addictions and it's opened up a whole new conversation. And this week a Justin Bieber concert was interrupted by an angry crowd chanting about Hailey Bieber. In the last week, Hailey has lost more than one million Instagram followers due to allegations that she and Kylie Jenner were bullying Selena Gomez. But this new wave of hatred against Hailey is not just hooked on Selena. THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Join us in our Facebook group to discuss everything pop culture...https://www.facebook.com/groups/2524018781153963/ Feedback? We're listening. Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at email@example.com WANT MORE? Read all the latest entertainment news on Mamamia... https://mamamia.com.au/entertainment/ Subscribe to The Spill Newsletter... https://mamamia.com.au/newsletter CREDITS Hosts: Laura Brodnik & Mel Mason Executive Producer: Gia Moylan Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
[REBROADCAST FROM October 4, 2022] In the latest film from writer and director Todd Field, Cate Blanchett stars as Lydia Tár, a pioneering and domineering conductor at the top of her game, an EGOT winner and the head of a major Berlin orchestra. But as allegations of misconduct follow her, Lydia struggles to keep a hold of her job, her power, her family, and perhaps even her sanity. Todd Field and Cate Blanchett join us discuss, "Tár."
O mundo do cinema conhece os vencedores do Oscar no domingo, 12 de março. Se você não viu quase nada, ou mesmo nenhum filme, o Estadão te ajuda a não ficar perdido na cerimônia. Neste episódio especial, comentamos (sem muito spoiler) os 10 indicados a melhor filme e também as principais categorias do prêmio.O maior destaque é 'Tudo em Todo Lugar ao Mesmo Tempo', que recebeu 11 indicações. Você sabia, por exemplo, que o filme poderia ter sido estrelado por Jackie Chan? E que a protagonista 'comprou uma briga' contra Cate Blanchett na categoria de melhor atriz? Falamos sobre essas e outras histórias de mais uma edição do Oscar no podcast.Na nossa conversa, os jornalistas Ana Lourenço, Carla Menezes, Daniel Silveira, João Abel e Simião Castro.Produção: Gustavo LopesMontagem: Moacir BiasiSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Alex and Nick break down every category for the upcoming Oscars. Narratives include: Can anything beat “Everything Everywhere All At Once”?, Cate Blanchett vs. Michelle Yeoh (vs. Instagram), Austin Butler vs. Brendan Fraser, Angela Bassett vs. Jamie Lee Curtis, a potential “Elvis” wave, and so much more. Who will win, who should win, let's go! Follow @WAYW_Podcast on Twitter and Instagram and Letterboxd.Watch Alex's films at http://alexwithrow.com/Watch Nick's films at https://www.nicholasdostal.com/Send us mailbag questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
You like me, you really like ME! This week, we deep dive on all things Oscars. We discuss iconic Academy Awards moments, fashion, dream hosts, and make our predictions for Oscars 2023. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Alex and Zach keep in time in the Cate Blanchett-led force of Tár. They applaud Blanchett's Oscar-nominated performance, roll through the slow-building turn of the film and examine its niche depiction of cancel culture and a fall from grace. Plus, another round of updated Academy Award Best Picture rankings (so far).TIME STAMPS:0:27 - Intro2:05 - Non-Spoiler Discussion17:19 - Academy Awards Discussion20:08 - SPOILER Plot Discussion1:05:05 - Best Picture Rankings (So Far)1:10:11 - Best Actress Breakdown1:14:06 - Upcoming Oscars Roundup1:16:45 - OutroFollow us on Instagram @a.z_moviereview. Follow us on Twitter @a_z_moviereview.
Let's talk about (spoiler alert) Jazza's favourite movie of the year (and maybe of all time) - as we look at parallel universes, googly eyes, and lesbian supervillains! Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/thequeermoviepodcast for as little as $5 per month to gain access to perks like queer movie recommendations, Discord access, and watch-a-longs. Thank you for supporting us! We're a serious podcast and have a serious sponsor, Squarespace support us! Help make the podcast profitable by going to squarespace.com/queermovie, and by using the code 'queermovie' at checkout. This is a queer movie watch party for your ears, hosted by Rowan Ellis and Jazza John. Join us as we take a look at the queer film canon, one genre at a time. From rom-coms to slashers, contemporary arthouse cinema to comedy classics - Queer Movie Podcast is a celebration of all things queer on the silver screen! New episodes every other Thursday. Find Us on the Internet Super Highway - Twitter: https://twitter.com/QueerMoviePod - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thequeermoviepodcast - Website: http://www.queermoviepodcast.co.uk/ - Multitude: @MultitudeShows Production - Hosts: Rowan Ellis and Jazza John - Editor: Julia Schifini - Executive Producer: Multitude - Artwork: Jessica E. Boyd TRANSCRIPT: JAZZA: Hello, everyone. Just before we jump into the main episode today, I want to thank our two top-level patrons, Jennifer, and Toby, who are supporting us on the rainbow parent tier, which is absolutely bloody amazing. Do you want to join them, head over to Patreon and you don't have to donate as much as they do, but we'd really appreciate anything that you can give to us. More about Patreon coming a little bit later. On with the episode, my darlings. [theme] JAZZA: Welcome to the Queer Movie Podcast celebrating the best— ROWAN: —And worst— JAZZA: In LGBTQ plus cinema, one glorious genre at a time. ROWAN: I'm Rowan Ellis. JAZZA: And I'm Jazza John. ROWAN: Each episode we discuss a movie from a different genre of cinema. JAZZA: This episode's genre is— JAZZA AND ROWAN: Queer Oscars 2023. ROWAN: So in sync, so coordinated. JAZZA: Yeah, a 100%. The—the yearly tradition of us doing the Queer Oscar stuff. So today, we're going to be talking about the best bloody movie ever made by the Daniels, Kwan, and Scheinert. And starring the best actor in the history of humanity, Michelle Yeoh, and nominated for 11 Oscars, I think. Everything Everywhere All at Once. ROWAN: Not to spoil what Jazza thought of the movie or anything. But before we start— JAZZA: It's my favorite movie, it's my favorite movie. I'm so fucking excite— after like the last three movies that we've done, I'm so excited to speak about something that I actually genuinely adore. I love this film. Spoiler. ROWAN: But before we stuff Employee of the Month awards up our asses, so we can fight Michelle herself. Jazza, what's the gayest thing you've done since the last episode? JAZZA: So um, hi everybody, I live in New York. And I— ROWAN: Oh, here we go again. JAZZA: Ran out of my NHS-prescribed prep at the end of last year. And so I have been having to live like it's the 90s, oh, my God. And I just—for the first time, like a true American, which I'm not. But like a true American resident picked up my first prescription of prep from CVS. ROWAN: You— did you have to pay American money for it? Or do—do you have an insurance? JAZZA: No, I get it on my health insurance. ROWAN: Oooh, look at you! JAZZA: I got a full fe—although, can I just show you the documentation that I have to read— ROWAN: Yeah. JAZZA: —when I take this. ROWAN: I'll do an audio [2:33] Okay, here's the audio description. What's basically happened is Jazza has just come onto the webcam that I can see. And they've essentially like, you know, one of those comedy scrolls that just keeps rolling all the way down the throne room in some kind of fantasy comedy movie, that's exactly what's just—just been displayed in front of me. That is like, a world map to scale, that is so big. Have you read any of it? JAZZA: Yeah, well, I had to try and because, like, I know that, like what you're meant to do to take for it. But I wanted to like double check, because this is American prep, and maybe it's different. So I found the instructions of dosage and how to take it, and it says, take dosage exactly as your prescriber told you. ROWAN: Okay. JAZZA: Fucking useless. ROWAN: What—oh, did your prescriber not tell you? JAZZA: No. But I have texted him and said, is it like normal prep and we'll find out when he texts me back, so that'd be good. ROWAN: Wow. JAZZA: What's the gayest thing you did? ROWAN: Before we go into the gayest thing, I really feel like this podcast is educational. It's very vitally important, very serious, not at all. But in cases, anyone listening who doesn't know this, if you take two or more prescriptions monthly, and you're on the NHS, like through the NHS, get yourself a prepaid certificate, because it will be cheaper. And then every single prescription you get past, I think it's literally like you have to have one and a half prescriptions a month, it will be cheaper, and every single one, it won't cost you any more money. And then when you go in and they say do you pay for prescriptions, you get to be like, I already did baby, I pre-paid. Because I didn't know that until very recently. And I've been taking two prescriptions a month for many years and didn't realize I was paying too much for them. That wasn't the gayest thing I've done though. Um. JAZZA: [laughs] ROWAN: What? JAZZA: Isn't it, making—making healthcare more easy to—easier to navigate and more accessible? [4:24] ROWAN: [4:25] that's pretty gay. No, that I actually did my first in-person talk, and since the pandemic— JAZZA: Oh yeah, this is cool. ROWAN: I used to do a lot of them. And I've done some in person like hosting stuff and things like that, but mostly it's been online. But I went to essentially like a organization where a bunch of like solicitors and lawyers, and legal organizations kind of have joined forces so that, that LGBT group is—has some has—has actual members and it isn't just like one person at one law firm. And I did a little talk and I am very, very proud of it, it went very, very well. And I actually think that talk is very good. It's basically about the—the parallels of the moral panic from the 80s around gay people to the trans panic now. Yeah, a lot of people came to ask me about it afterward, I think including some people who hadn't necessarily been to abreast of the situation with like the trans panic. And who had some very thoughtful questions, and I think definitely was making them think, which is, you know, what we love to do. So, If anyone wants me to come and talk, basically be very depressing for an hour, I now apparently do that professionally. But that was my gay [5:34] JAZZA: Don't sell yourself [5:35]. If anybody wants like a really informed and provocative discussion or talk to bring to your workplace, then please get in touch with Rowan Ellis because she's one of the [5:45] ROWAN: [5:48] JAZZA: Yeah. ROWAN: Oh, don't think I won't do it, I'll do it. I'm sorry, that was a threat for some reason to you. Yeah. No, that's—that was, that's pretty gay, so that's me. JAZZA: Well done. Proud of you. ROWAN: Thank you. [theme] JAZZA: So anybody who is new here, here's how we're going to do it. So first, we're going to give a little bit of context around how gay the Oscars are this year in 2023. And I am just going to carve out a little bit of time to do some gushing around how I think Michelle Yeoh is the best person on the face of the planet, how she's my bitch, and that I die for her. I watched Star Trek Discovery for Michelle Yeoh. ROWAN: That's dedication. We will be spoiling this movie, so we would encourage you to watch it before listening to the rest of the episode because it really is very excellent. And some of these movies that we review, were like, no, don't bother, just listen to us describe what happens during the plot. But for this one, do go away and watch it and then come back. JAZZA: Yeah. To be clear, I think this is the best film ever made. So without further ado, let's put everything on a bagel, despair, report cards, salt, and this review of the movie, Everything Everywhere All at Once. [theme] ROWAN: So this year we had a few options actually when we were looking at what maybe we wanted to do for— JAZZA: No we didn't, we were always going to do this— ROWAN: Okay, well— JAZZA: [7:12] ROWAN: —hypotechnically. JAZZA: Yeah, yeah. ROWAN: There would [7:13] JAZZA: If were gonna pretend. ROWAN: So obviously Everything Everywhere All at Once, Tar, which was the film with Cate Blanchett that we didn't enjoy, that we have already reviewed. So if you did enjoy that or not, check out the podcast on that, already out. There's also The Whale, which has earned three nominations, I think, including for Brendan Frazier's performance of a gay man, spiraling out over grief after the death of his partner. And then technically Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, [7:44] JAZZA: Oh sure. Yeah. ROWAN: For Best Adapted Screenplay because allegedly Ben was gay. And we also have already done that. So realis—oh, I think like, again, technically like Lady Gaga got a nomination for the theme song to Top Gun Maverick, and you know. JAZZA: Love the Top Gun Maverick, already one of the gayest fucking movies on the planet without actually being gay. Actually did get an Oscar nomination, we could have covered it. I love that because of Lady fucking Gaga of all people. ROWAN: Yeah. Their only— JAZZA: It would have been quite poetic actually. Should we go back and just do Top Gun? ROWAN: I mean, yeah, maybe it's like hey, here's a little sneak little—little cheeky episode where it's just like gay, the gay subtext genre. That is technically a genre, I guess? JAZZA: Hey, watch this space. ROWAN: And then there's also some ones that are maybe lesser known. So one of the best international feature, Close, which is from Belgium, follows two teenage boys who have this very close friendship and then it get there like a lot of drama happens after some of their schoolmates sort of notice how close they are. And there's like a rift forms between them, which I haven't seen. And it also haven't seen after [8:48] which seems to be ambiguously gay. Where some people are like, it's very obvious that the main character is gay. And some people are like, it's—it's not, no one picked up on it, blah, blah, blah. So it's like, that was also a possibility of [9:00] this movie that everyone is obsessed with. And that I do need to see, but I need to be emotionally ready for it because apparently, it's going to tear my heart out. JAZZA: Great. ROWAN: Absolutely decimated. And so yeah, I think that the only one that we haven't covered that we might do on the podcast seems to be The Whale. But I literally—I mentioned it not to say that we shouldn't do Everything Everywhere All at Once. I just mentioned it as like, oh, we could also do the work. Like I hadn't even finished typing to send the message. Before Jazza was like absolutely the fuck not, we're doing this movie. We're not doing any other movie ever again. Only this movie. JAZZA: I think I might have threatened to quit. ROWAN: Yeah. [9:35] Okay. Good luck [9:37] Rowan. So yeah, essentially, we didn't really have a choice and by we, I mean me. But I'm fine with that. I—I um have a confession though. JAZZA: Go on. ROWAN: I started watching this movie a little while ago. And I just didn't finish. I just got like— I mean I've finished it now. To be clear, I'm coming into this podcast— JAZZA: Oh my gosh! ROWAN: —not having watched the movie. JAZZA: Well, you did it with Rose, so. ROWAN: I basically got to the fanny pack fight scene, but I just like wasn't in the frame of mind to— I don't know like the ADHD was really ADHD. And I was like, I can't concentrate on anything, let alone this long movie. JAZZA: You didn't even get that far. ROWAN: I know. JAZZA: The fanny pack [10:18] ROWAN: It's really near the beginning, but my brain was just like, I can't concentrate on anything longer than about two minutes long. And I wanted to do it justice. Like I knew that so many people love this film, and I wanted to give it a good go. So I was like, I'm not just going to try and push through it. I want to actually enjoy it. So I am very happy that you forced me to watch it, because it's a very good movie. JAZZA: Wait, had you not finished it until we were going to do this episode? ROWAN: Yeah. I literally watched it for the episode. JAZZA: Oh, my God. I'm—you're welcome. ROWAN: Your—again. Again, Jazza the way you say welcome absolutely destroys me, but— JAZZA: Welcome. ROWAN: Absolutely not. So basically, but I'll show you because I don't know why I thought I would be able to watch this movie. I was like, maybe I need something different to my brain. So I was like, maybe I'll just paint while I'm doing it, just like a little cute painting. But then I forgot that I had to make notes for this podcast. So I was like, trying to write notes, and then also paint. So I got like, not far through the painting whatsoever. I just got the under-the-base thing done, which is like, this is— JAZZA: Oh that's cute. ROWAN: —the scene where she like cracks in three, and it's like any office building. JAZZA: Oh yeah. ROWAN: But like none of the actual features are in, so it just looks really like blobs. But I will try and finish it by the time this goes out, so we can put it on our social media because you know, we should probably upload there, you know. JAZZA: Hey [11:39] ROWAN: Put things on our socials. JAZZA: Really great for engagement. ROWAN: Yeah, everyone loves a good [11:44] So yeah, that is essentially my context, is that the queer movies we've done, like I've done like a—together, we did a whole video about the quick history of the Oscars on my channel before, we've talked about the kind of Oscars in general in other episodes of the podcast, so I wanted to keep it just to like what's going on specifically this year, which seems to be—I would say that from the movies that I've seen, that are nominated, this one it feels like— like Tar, for example, and Knives Out and things, the sexuality is not necessarily a key part of the plot. It could be that the character like isn't queer, and it would have been reasonably similar. Whereas I think that the queer element of this film is like important to the plot. Like the— the fact— JAZZA: Yeah 100%. ROWAN: — that she's queer is important to what's going on here. Which I think is very—it's going to be interesting to have a little chat about. Would you like to do your context, which is basically just you talking about your [12:40] JAZZA: Michelle Yeoh? Yeah, my girl Michelle, I'm—every gay kind of has a that one female artist, that they will die for generally. Mine in the music sphere, Shakira, and in the action sphere, Michelle Yeoh. Michelle Yeoh could probably be credited with me deciding to learn Chinese and move to China. I'm not even joking. I first— I remember watching her—the first time I ever watched her was in the James Bond movie that she was in, which was I Think Tomorrow Never Dies? And since then, have just like, completely been obsessed with her, obsessed with her career. She went from—well before then, she started off as like a beauty queen in Malaysia, then did an advert with Jackie Chan in the 1980s because, of course, every East Asian woman in the 1980s did an advert with the Jackie Chan, they were advertising watches. Then she from that ended up being an action star and a huge star in Hong Kong in her own— right Hong Kong being the center of the movie industry in Asia. So she was in movies like when [13:51] Yes, madam, and was already this huge, huge star. She was catapulted into international stardom through James Bond and then ended up doing the Ang Lee film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was in stuff like Memoirs of a Geisha, went on to do have supporting roles in movies like Crazy Rich Asians. And just— has just kind of like grown into playing a lot of these matriarch roles. She has a dance background and so has traditionally done all of her own stunts and all of her fight scenes, which is the same for a lot of the stuff that is in this movie. And I just think she's really fucking badass. She's learned whole languages in order to play roles. Before the 2000s she couldn't speak any Mandarin, she learned it for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and now does this whole movie, this whole movie Everything Everywhere All at Once in Mandarin, just full interviews in Mandarin. She learnt Burmese when she played Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady hasn't aged very well that movie, but that's crazy. And she didn't speak any Cantonese before she broke into Hong Kong cinema. Like this woman is a absolutely fucking phenomenal. And she was educated at least part of her life in London, so we can claim her, she's one of us. And that's all. I love her. ROWAN: That's very adorable. JAZZA: Thank you. ROWAN: Someone, someone, someone send this to Michelle. JAZZA: Oh, I—you know that embarrassing interaction I had with Baldwin Yang, I feel like Michelle Yeoh is one of the only other people who I would like physically combust in front of. I would not be able to handle it. ROWAN: I love that. Yeah, we'll keep you at a distance. I'll be— if I ever see her in the street and you're with me, I'm taking, I'm like gonna rugby tackle you to the floor. I'll be like, no, Jazza shield your eyes. Like— JAZZA: Yeah. ROWAN: —I feel like it would just have you'd be having some kind of like angelic experience, it would burn the very soul out of you, so don't worry, I've got your back. JAZZA: Thank you. And just to close on one final thing before we dive into the plot of this movie. She's the first East Asian woman to be nominated for an Oscar Best Actress. And Stephanie Hsu is the first East Asian woman to be nominated as a Best Supporting Actress. This movie is groundbreaking. And yeah, just again, before we go in and spoil the plot if you haven't watched it, you have to, it'll change your life. And you'll cry a lot. If you're anything like me, you'll probably cry a lot. ROWAN: I think she feels like a shoo-in for Best Actress. JAZZA: Who's she against? ROWAN: Cate Blanchett. JAZZA: [16:26] ROWAN: For Tar. JAZZA: I rec— so I will be. I can see Cate Blanchett winning, and I will be furious. ROWAN: Yeah. I think that— I think that's the most likely thing if Michelle doesn't, because the other ones it's other Michelle, for the fave woman's Michelle Williams, which you know, whatever. It's a film, it's fine, but like I feel like there's been better. Movies about movies and stuff. I think it's only because it's Spielberg talking about himself that anyone cares. JAZZA: Yeah. ROWAN: It's Andrea Riseborough for To Leslie, which is like the one everyone jokes about how no one actually knows. That everyone was like what the hell even is that film? When did it even come out? What is it, who cares? Ana De Armas for Blonde, where the hell did that nomination come from? Absolutely unhinged behavior from the Academy, and then Michelle. So I feel like she—she— if there's any justice in the world, will win it. JAZZA: And also she's—she's like a has a long decorated career, everywhere else apart from the Oscars. And the Oscars generally likes taking these opportunities to award— rewards people who have been such items in the industry, but maybe have never had the— the role has kind of put them in the contention for an award like this. ROWAN: Yeah. JAZZA: I think she will win. I think the best picture win is less of a shoo-in. ROWAN: Screenplay, I think is going to be the contest there is going to be with Banshees. And I think supporting actress—supporting actress Stephanie might be in. I feel like the only one that might—you know actually no because even though it is Angela Bassett, it's for Black Panther, which won't—It won't get it because it's a superhero movie. And the other two for The Whale and Banshees, like the— it's—they weren't big enough roles, I don't think. So it's Stephanie against Jamie Lee Curtis for the same movie, and Stephanie was simply better. So I'm really hoping that we have some— not just like first nominations, but first wins to go with it in the same year. JAZZA: I'd love it if Mitski beat Lady Gaga as well. [18:30] ROWAN: I love that for you. Right. Should we get into the plot of this movie then? JAZZA: Yeah, let's do it. [theme] ROWAN: Okay, so the movie begins with our hero Evelyn doing her taxes, which apparently was the summary of the movie pre-trailers, and even when the trailers were going out because I didn't want to spoil the movie at all. What it was we're going to be before the trailer dropped. So it was just a woman does her taxes was the description on IMDb for a long time, which I think is hysterical. And we essentially get this extremely chaotic scene where we're introduced to a bunch of issues that are going on in her life and complications, including the fact that she's not doing her taxes very well essentially, is one thing that she is, and it kind of hurt her husband on this laundromat which might not be doing too well, business-wise. She has annoying customers, her father is there and— JAZZA: He's just arrived from China. ROWAN: —just arrive from China. And her daughter is gay, has a girlfriend called Becky. The grandfather doesn't know about. And so the daughter has come to basically demand that hey, I just want to tell grand like I don't want to lie to him. I want to tell him what's going on and the fact that Becky is my actual girlfriend, not just like a friend. And she has a very sweet husband that she kind of does—they have this very practice dance where she will like bang the ceiling and he'll know that he needs to come down and but he—there's also slight difficulties in communication. So the husband has like moved a bunch of the clothes for the customers upstairs, so they're not where they should be. And so it's—it's both very like synchronized dance almost situation going on, but with utter chaos because there are things that aren't quite fitting together, which, you know, it's kind of the vibe metaphorically and literally throughout this movie with this— with her life and with the family. JAZZA: This is the first scene so I don't want to spend too much time on it. But I adore it so much for a couple of reasons. One is the swirling chaos that you talk about, and that I love you [20:37] describing it as a dance because I've never really thought of it like that. It's also one of the first times I can remember seeing the Chinglish kind of like flow of their language going with like dipping in and out of Mandarin and English, as the two of them are speaking depending on kind of like what they're talking about. When they're talking about external things, so things like their taxes, when Stephanie's girlfriend is coming, and all of those kinds of things, they'll often dip into English. And then when they're talking about their relationship, the fact that Gong Gong is there and all of that kind of stuff, a lot of it is in Mandarin. And they just kind of like that's a part of like bilingual families that I've never really seen before, maybe in kind of like some Spanish media, but definitely not with Chinese, and I love being able to see that. And secondly, I want to ask you, what do you think about the theory that Evelyn has ADHD? ROWAN: I didn't see that theory. I've not seen that theory before. Until literally I was reading just like the Wikipedia page and stuff to make sure that I hadn't missed any of the plot points while I was like making notes. And it was like yeah, themes, including ADHD. And I was like, huh, interesting. JAZZA: I think there's a couple of reads of it. One is, this is the modern world that we're in, where we are distracted and having to pay attention to and having to care about things that we don't actually care about. Stuff like taxes and laundry is like the line that goes through the movie. But you can also read it as the this is Evelyn trying to deal with all of the spinning plates, and a mind that is dealing with ADHD. And I love that reading of her, of kind of like, this is how she is trying to kind of like function through the world. And from my experience with ADHD anyway, it feels very—when I'm having like bad days, it feels like this opening scene. And I think that it's portrayed with the editing style and with her acting incredibly, incredibly well. And I'd like this as a reading for the character too. I don't think it's ever like explicitly mentioned, I think it's—I think it is just a theory unless one of the Daniels has mentioned it, ROWAN: I can definitely see that either way to be honest. I like that. Also, something I think is interesting is I watch everything with subtitles on because otherwise I wouldn't—as someone who doesn't speak anything but English, I wouldn't have noticed the fact that it's both Cantonese and Mandarin, depending on which member the family she's speaking to. So her father speaks Cantonese, and then she speaks Mandarin to Waymond. And I think that's also really interesting these like specific differences, cultural differences, even within this family that I think from the outside people would see as like one distinct group, as like this is a specifically a Chinese-American story. And I like the fact that you've got these elements which are brought in by the people who worked on the film to ensure that it doesn't become something which is sort of the homogenized version of the Asian-American story that might be told by people outside of that group. JAZZA: Yeah. It feels so real. It felt so real and really kind of like, it like [23:42] I'm not Asian- American, but I have been around these spaces at all, and it felt incredibly real. Like even though—when Stephanie's character [23:52] ROWAN: [23:53] Steph's character. JAZZA: Yeah. When Joy—when Joy as a character is introduced and we see Gong Gong for the first time, hug her granddad for the first time. And she's trying to kind of like get out. She—she understands Chinese, but she's trying to get out like the introduction to Becky and the distain with which her granddad just goes, your Chinese is really getting worse and worse every time I see you. And I've heard—I've heard older members of kind of like, I'm older generations of families, like say that about the other younger generations and like the disdain, like all of those interactions just feel really, really real. ROWAN: Also, the fact that Joy is— Joy is trying to—it is Evelyn's daughter it's trying to tell her grandfather that Becky has a girlfriend, and she suddenly realizes that she doesn't know the exact version of friend— JAZZA: Doesn't know how to say it, yeah. ROWAN: —girlfriend like which again just feels very real. That idea of like if you're someone who's got language for certain things in your life, and like you speak about certain things to your family. I think that's quite telling that that's not necessarily a word that she has at the tip of her tongue to be able to say in Cantonese. That, to me was like very interesting. And then we also have essentially, the end of this interaction is that Evelyn interrupts in Cantonese to describe Becky as a good friend rather than a girlfriend. So deliberately interrupting her daughter, to cover up her daughter's queerness for his grandfather. That she says, you know, he's old, we don't want him to, you know, this would— this would be too difficult for him to deal with. JAZZA: They keep on talking about how it's going to kill him, [25:24] ROWAN: [25:25] JAZZA: [25:25] he's already flown from China for the Chinese New Year [25:27] ROWAN: It's really difficult. And then essentially Joy leaves really upset. JAZZA: Yeah. ROWAN: And goes to get in the car to leave. And Evelyn has clearly got this parental love within her that she just cannot express in a way that her daughter understands. JAZZA: And so just says that she's fat. ROWAN: Yeah, she's like, you need to eat healthier, you're getting fat, which you can understand. And you can tell that it's—it's—she's not trying to say it to be awful. But obviously for Joy without the context of like, we've kind of been in Evelyn's point of view, and we get from the expression on— on her face that she can't just say, I love you so much, I'm sorry. So she has to just say—she's trying to say I care about you by being like, I've noticed something about you. I want you to take care of yourself like this is the way I show I care. But for Joy, she very much just hears, you're fat, you're doing things wrong, this is bad, you're bad. And so we see immediately this like real kind of disconnects between the two of them. This gap in generations, and language and culture, etc, etc. And we just essentially have this whole very chaotic first scene that leads into her meeting with internal revenue, where things are not going to get any easier for her, put it that way. JAZZA: Yeah, where Jamie Lee Curtis is her IRS agent. So when they go up into the elevator, we see that Waymond has divorce papers with him. And it's kind of like looking at this other older couple who are very affectionate. And you can see him lamenting the fact that he doesn't have that with Evelyn. Going up in the elevator, the elevator is very slow. And then Waymond shuts down opens up again and all of a sudden is like hiding from the cameras and whatever. And he's been Raccacoonie, and he's being puppeted by Waymond from another universe, the Alpha Verse. ROWAN: Alpha Waymond. JAZZA: Alpha Waymond. ROWAN: And it does the classic, I've taken over your body from another universe thing of being like, you're in grave danger. I don't have much time, here are some instructions. I can't say any more. Very, very classic call to adventure vibes, where it's like, I love a mysterious call to adventure like that. It all depends on you kind of energy to it, which is something that's really fun about this movie for me is it's a lot of like follows that process of the call to adventure. The refusal of the call, like all of this stuff that's very Monomyth is very Joseph Campbell, it's very much how Hollywood works. But then there is just such absurdism going on alongside it, and such bizarre stuff that—kind of by its nature, because we find out later that within this multiverse that's happening, that alpha Waymond is from part of the ways in which you're able to jump through the multiverse is by doing something that's statistically bizarre and unlikely. And so the absurdism sort of is written into these small moments of the script, as well as the overall story. But I just really like how it plays with the classic call to adventure, you know, this Alpha Waymond has said, not, this is your destiny, and she refuses it at first. And it's like, no, it's not me, I'm not the person to do this, and then gradually gets pulled into it. But it has these twists to it, which I really, really loved. JAZZA: And I—I just want to ask, what—what was your favorite like anomaly that somebody had to do? Apart from having to sit on an employee of the month award and then fighting with a [28:50] ROWAN: I'll tell you my least fucking favorite, Jazza. JAZZA: Yeah, go on. ROWAN: Giving yourself four paper cuts. [28:56] JAZZA: Yeah. The paper-cut one is horrible. ROWAN: I could not watch that. I could not watch her, it's literally the worst thing I can possibly think of, so I don't think I even now could name you a single one that— that—oh, do you know what else I hated, Waymond, eating chapstick. JAZZA: Yeah, it was sooo— ROWAN: I hated it so much. JAZZA: It looked so waxy, and— ROWAN: But yes. Anyway, so basically all that to say, because I realized I've jumped ahead to like, by the way, there's a multiverse. Get with it people, you should have seen this movie so you should already know about—yes, we meet Jamie Lee Curtis as audit lady, Deirdre is the name? JAZZA: Deirdre, yes, Deirdre. ROWAN: Who is I've just written in my notes, very mean and has butt plugs in the background question mark, question mark. Because I spotted them I was like— JAZZA: Chekov's— ROWAN: Are those relevant, like Chekov's butt plug? JAZZA: Chekov's butt plug. ROWAN: But essentially Evelyn, who has heard from Alpha Waymond these instructions that she needs to do during this meeting, gets completely overwhelmed. And just I think at the point of like, I have nothing to lose, looks at the end structions and carries them out, which essentially is to swap her shoes over to the other feet to really, really think about the janitor's closet that he wants her to go into. And basically, she finds herself there somehow. What—what in the science fiction? And the screen at this point cracks, and I think it's really interesting to know a little bit of con—a little bit of a behind the scenes info. Apparently, the effects for this movie, which are stunning, were done by like five people. JAZZA: Yeah, they also had a shoot time of like, of only, I think it was less than a month? [30:36] ROWAN: That is wild, that is truly wild. Because this one I feel like is where we start to get the sort of the Sci-Fi element the effects, special effects type element with a skink. The screen cracks, and we sort of realized that she is both in the closet now, but also still in front of Jamie Lee Curtis, who I guess from now on, I'm just going to refer to [30:54] as Jamie Lee Curtis. And we get this explanation that there is, you know, from Alpha Waymond, evil spreading throughout the multiverse, it's only you who can help us. While simultaneously getting the stakes of the normal everyday plot, which is that the laundromat could be repossessed, they could lose everything in that timeline. And it's a very stressful scene, because it's essentially, her potentially, like the whole universe is collapsing, but also her life is collapsing. And I think it's a really good example of how stakes that are just really big, like the whole universe is going to be destroyed are not actually necessarily that impactful, it's much more impactful to have something that's like very specific and personal to the character. And then they manage to marry those both together, by making the whole universe is going to be destroyed, personal for her as well, which to me was just like chef's kiss, my favorite version of this kind of storytelling. JAZZA: So in the Alpha Universe, we find out that Alpha Evelyn was the person who developed this verse jumping technology, which allows you to not necessarily— to, like inhabit the bodies of like yourself in other—depending on all of the branching decisions that you've possibly made all the way through your life. But also allows you to use all of their skills as well. So if for example, oh, let's say you were Michelle Yeoh in another universe, you'd be able to do kung fu because you learned that when you were a film star. So we also found find out that the big bad in the across the multiverse is someone called Jobu Tupaki, who is going around murdering everybody trying to find Evelyn, to what end, we have no idea. ROWAN: Dun, dun, dun. At this point, she's sort of slightly convinced, not really convinced this is real. She's very confused, and in a fit of confusion punches, Jamie Lee Curtis in the face, who has just offered to give her a little bit of an extension until the end of the day. And the classic, you'll know when it's time to fight, that happened from Alpha Waymond is completely misinterpreted, because she decides, I guess now's the time to fight and just punches this lady in the face. And it's at this point that we get our first like fight sequence of the movie. And I— JAZZA: I love all of the action sequences here. It's like one big long homage to Jackie Chan movies. It's fucking brilliant. ROWAN: It's beautiful. And essentially, it's just Waymond getting possessed by Alpha Waymond and using his fanny pack/bumbag, depending on which country you're in, to fight a load of people. And it's beautiful, it's— it's wonderful. It's actually exciting. I have a real big bone to pick with all the movies that do like CGI fight sequences against like, it's just what—two CGI things fighting each other, and I just get so bored. And these fights are consists— actually had like interesting choreography, was very legible as well, because I find that that's really tricky, which was helped by the fact that they film this movie at a very high frame rate, basically, so that they would have the freedom to use slow motion at any point, not just the ones that were scripted. Because if you've ever seen slow motion in older movies, and it looks really janky, it's basically because they put slow motion on something that was filmed at a normal frame rate, meaning that your eye is like used to seeing frames flick way faster, so it looks weirdly disjointed. And so this was this, I think really paid off for them. What I'm sure was very annoying having to film with that kind of high frame rate, I think has really worked because they utilize that so well. And before he does that, he does eat chapstick which again was extremely upsetting to watch. JAZZA: Very disgusting. So it is revealed to us that Jobu is in fact, Joy. [34:36] ROWAN: Plot twist. JAZZA: Got twist plot, and she possesses the Joy in the universe where there—the IRS having a conversation with Jamie Lee Curtis punching Jamie Lee Curtis in the face. And she wanders off somewhere, maybe to come and find Evelyn in our universe, that seems to be what is happening. Evelyn and Waymond and like it's—it's like the IRS building is in lockdown, and so they're hiding. And Jamie Lee Curtis ends up doing her own verse jump, getting the skills of a high-pitch-screaming wrestler we think? And goes around and fights Waymond one on one. But then Waymond goes, because Evelyn is so nervous, doesn't seem to be able to master any verse jumping at all on her own. He goes, you're clearly not the Evelyn I've been looking for, I've gotta go now. Bye. Can you imagine? No. ROWAN: No, I can't. JAZZA: Sorry Michelle Yeoh, you're not good enough. And so then she starts herself just doing a load of random shit in order to be able to try and get the skills of her in another universe. ROWAN: Yeah, she's like what is statistically unlikely just like give me— don't do random stuff to try and make that happen. JAZZA: She is told before Waymond runs away that saying I love you yo Jamie Lee Curtis will allow her to jump to a universe where she has the abilities of kung fu. She ends up being able to do that when Jamie Lee Curtis's knee drop is literally centimeters away from her nose. ROWAN: Millimeters, she's so close to getting a knee to the face. JAZZA: So close to getting a knee to the face. And Evelyn's verse jumps to basically the life of Michelle Yeoh, the actual actress. So interestingly, did you know that Michelle Yeoh was originally asked to play basically herself? And this verse jump, I reckon was meant to actually be our universes, Michelle Yeoh. ROWAN: I'll— well because they flashed through a bunch of footage, which is of her on various red carpets that she has done previously because it's all movie she's been in. So I was like, I didn't know whether that was meant to be literally jumping to our universe, or whether it was they just use it because it was footage. But either way, I like— I like both—both of those options to be honest. JAZZA: So she turned it down because she wanted to be taken seriously. [36:59] want to like play herself. But I do like the reading of—and to be honest, that's how I've been interpreting it as well. She's Michelle Yeoh in the other universe, is totally fine. ROWAN: Yeah. And we also get a little bit of a bunch of law here. So basically, every jump causes a crack, you can re—reseal the cracks, but only with training. You can't stay in a universe isn't your own that you've jumped to, because you could die, or worse. And essentially, we find out what the worst option is, is what happened to Jobu aka Joy, were in the Alpha Verse, that version of Joy's mind was splintered because Alpha Everlyn essentially pushed her too far. She made verse jump too many times. And now she's experiencing all of the universe, everywhere all at once. JAZZA: All at once. ROWAN: Everything, It's the title. And so she can verse jump, but also sort of manipulate matter itself at will seemingly. And so no one knows what Jobu wants, they just know that she's looking for Evelyn. And we—this essentially is like a little dump, but it doesn't necessarily feel like a bad law dump or like just exposition because you're listening to it going. Okay, okay, this is all information that I do need because right now, I don't know what the hell is going on. Because I am Evelyn, and I'm just like, oh, God, I just want to go back and finish my taxes, I guess, and be Michelle on the red carpet. But that is not her fate, unfortunately. JAZZA: So there's—out of this law dump come. I think two of the strongest themes of the movie that resonate with people the most, one is intergenerational, the differences between generations, and how relationships between generations are pressured from first-generation immigrants. So the fact that in the Alpha Universe, Evelyn pushed Joy too hard, made her crack, made her resent. And kind of like reflecting those sometimes difficult relationships, that it's similar across other phenomena like working-class parents, but especially with immigrant parents, that experience being represented there. And then also, the whole idea of fracturing, and each choice that you make in your life, creating a completely new branch of reality and possibility, really reflects people who choose to or are forced to go to another country to uproot themselves and go to another country. Evelyn, when she becomes Michelle Yeoh, and gets the skills of Michelle Yeoh, gets to see the world that she would have had and the life she would have had if she had never left for the United States with Waymond. And there's always whenever you leave a place, you make one of those big decisions. There's always the thought of oh my god, what would my life be like if I never left? Would it be better if I never left? The life I have now it's a struggle. Would it have been better if I had just stayed? And that I love the way that that is pulled through to the whole idea of kind of like the alternate realities and splintering. Like this is I think Sci-Fi and I didn't even really think of this as Sci-Fi until I saw it classified as such on IMDb. But this is Sci-Fi as its—at its absolute best, as a reflection of the real-world phenomena that happen for so many people. ROWAN: Yeah, I've been reading a bunch of like reviews and this is one that I think touches on that really nicely critic for The Washington Post. [40:22] says it's not only that the multiverse acts as a metaphor for the immigrant Asian-American experience, or a convenient parable for the dislocations and personality splits suffered by hyphenated that is Asian-American citizens. It also becomes a rather heavy vehicle for confronting and negotiating Asian pessimism, which I think is a really interesting idea of like, yeah, the— the literal hyphenation of you the— the ways in which your identity is split between and across, being something that's mirrored quite literally in this like cracking that's happening across these different multiverses. We also see at this point like the powers that Jobu has which includes like confetti cannoning a man's body apart. And various other very exciting, very exciting things which we lo—you know, I'm like, you know what I love to see, but also you are absolutely terrifying. JAZZA: Also if no, I'm sorry, I'm turning giant dildos into a murder weapon. ROWAN: Yes, stunning. JAZZA: This [41:18] and dildos, brilliant. ROWAN: Very into it. At this point, we also get Michelle jumping to a universe where everyone has hot dogs instead of fingers, I'm losing my mind. Just incredible work all around. And also, we get this moment where we're starting to see the big universal multiverse drama and the personal drama clash together, when Michelle basically is—is separating Jobu as a concept from her daughter Joy, because she says, you're the reason my daughter doesn't call anymore and dropped out of college and thinks that she's gay. So there's a sense of like, everything that's bad is not actually Joy, it's Jobu taking over her body or influencing her in some way, or being connected to her. And that she thinks that being gay is like one of these bad things like not caring and not having ambition. And being gay is like one of these things that she still doesn't support, which I think is— is very telling when we look at before where she—her excuse for not telling the granddad is like, oh, he's old, it's kind of like saying, oh, it's you know, he's old, he might be— it might like kill him all this kind of stuff, but never really admitting that she herself finds this difficult to deal with. And so we are like, this is going to be a journey for her as well in that way. And this is where we get to the bagel. JAZZA: Before we get to the bagel. ROWAN: Okay. JAZZA: This is— this is where I'm like, this is an explicitly queer movie. ROWAN: Yeah. JAZZA: It's not just kind of like a fact, this is about the queer experience. And something that I've only recently like clocked onto, I've watched this movie. I've watched the movie six times. In the—in the hot dog hand universe, I didn't even clock that the Ja— that Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Yeoh, in a queer relationship. ROWAN: How did you not clock that? JAZZA: I just like, obviously, I knew that it existed, but I never like when—oh, like Evelyn is also potentially at least in one of these universes, is queer as well. And showing kind of like those—a lot of this movie is about being distracted and caring about things that don't actually in the grand scheme of things matter, and deciding what you actually care about. We see that when Jobu is busy kind of like massacring all of these bodyguards. And goes, wait, you're still hung up on the fact that I'm gay in this universe? As kind of like, I can't believe that this is something that this Evelyn has decided to actually still fixate on. And it's— I think that there is a possible reading here where Evelyn herself is maybe queer in some way, shape, or form. But because of the fact that she was born in particular culture, comes from a particular time, got married to somebody who's actually trying to divorce her, was never able, and never had the freedom to be able to actually experiment with herself and—and find out about herself in that way. And actually, one of the many reasons that many people choose to emigrate and find a new life in another country, is so that they— their children can have a better opportunities and be able to kind of like be whoever they want to be. But then there is sometimes this brush up against who your kid then, therefore, wants to be, you'll have critic— critiques of like, oh, you've become too American. I don't understand all of this queerness and things like that. And I I love that kind of like relationship between Evelyn and Joy—oh, Jobu being represented here. But yeah, they're showing the bagel. ROWAN: Yeah, then there's a bagel. So basically Jo—okay, listen, stay with me here you guys. Jobu has created a bagel. And everything bagel with everything on it. That's quite literally everything in the world. All concepts, all matter, all things, which is all also kind of created a black hole that could destroy the entire multiverse. Classic. But Jobu is basically like nothing matters, so who cares? Let's all just get sucked into a bagel, that's a vibe for me. JAZZA: She's experienced Everything Everywhere All at Once. And therefore is like, well, everything matters, therefore nothing matters—matters. So what the fuck is the point anymore? ROWAN: Yeah. JAZZA: What is this world? ROWAN: Yeah. JAZZA: Essentially is Jobu's philosophy. ROWAN: Just total nihilism, just total, just like screw everything. And this is the interesting thing, right? We've heard the idea that she's looking for Evelyn, but we don't know why. And what she basically wants is for Evelyn to come into the bagel with her and for them to be dead and gone, and not have to experience anything, and just be free of the like agonies of life, and living, and experience. And it's kind of like Jobu, where's your therapist, I beg of you. We need— we need to, we need to sit down and talk about the bagel babes. JAZZA: So we—basically Jobu goes to Evelyn, I wanted somebody else to experience this with me. Her and her mother is really the only one who is able to because she invented verse jumping. Evelyn doesn't want Joy—she doesn't want joy to feel like this. She doesn't want Joy to have this nihilism as like the basis of her existence. And so Evelyn decides to do the thing that Waymond earlier said was worse than death, and splinter her mind so that she is across as many different universes as possible so that she experiences the same thing as her daughter. And so that she can get there and then bring her back. Essentially, this is the way. So we end up with Evelyn jumping to get the powers of somebody in one of the universes as she falls over and blind herself and then becomes an opera singer. As we all know, in one universe, she is one of those pizza sign spinners and manages to use that in some fighting. ROWAN: She is a chef who is friends with a man, who is being Ratatouilled by a raccoon. JAZZA: By a raccoon, Raccacoonie. ROWAN: Classic. JAZZA: Which is a better movie, it would have been a better movie, I think. [theme] JAZZA: Hello, friends Jazza here from another space and another time. Just popping in to humbly ask you to consider supporting this podcast financially. It makes a huge difference, and it keeps us on the airwaves, frankly. If you like what we're doing and want to support queer media, then you can sign up for our Patreon for as little as $5 a month. For that fee, that low fee less than like a fancy Starbucks, you can become a [47:47] called Baby Gay. And as a Baby Gay, you get access to our thriving Discord with hundreds of members who all chat about, not only movies but queer media and general chitchat that they love. It's a really lovely community. We've been going crazy about stuff like The Last of Us episodes and all of the Oscars hype. It's been a good time in the Discord recently. What's more, those Baby Gays get to join our monthly watch-along, which really is the jewel in the crown of our Patreon perks where we all watch a movie together once a month. In the run-up to the Oscars, we'll be watching something Oscars themed. Maybe The Whale, maybe not. If that sounds fun to you, check out our Patreon for that and many other perks. It really does keep the podcast afloat, especially in these difficult times. So thank you very much for considering supporting us. As returning listeners, know we are part of Multitude a collective of creators who make audio nibbles that you can listen to [48:48] really, really good. 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And it's all done with pretty, pretty graphics, so you can tell what is working and what isn't. And it also makes all events in New York instantly successful. Yeah, it's true. All you have to do in order to get all of those good things, maybe not the successful New York event stuff. All you have to do is go to squarespace.com/queermovie. And when you're set up to make all of your digital dreams come true, you can use the offer code, QUEERMOVIE that's all one word, to save 10% points off of your first purchase of a website or a domain. Remember to go to squarespace.com/queermovie. Now, back to the show. [theme] ROWAN: I have to ask at this point Jazza, have we reached act two yet? I forget when act two happens. JAZZA: Okay. So, so that was Act One, by the way, listener that was— ROWAN: [51:39] JAZZA: Handily, handily the movie splits it into three acts for us, that was everything. And then we go into act two, which is everywhere, but what I have also called the party and its aftermath. Because [51:54] ROWAN: Because the New Year's party is happening. JAZZA: Yeah, because as Evelyn's mind is cracking and she gets exposed to all of this and she becomes susceptible to all of the nihilism, by the way, that is in this just before this section, a fight scene with Michelle Yeoh and two people with butt plugs in them because that's the thing they had to do to get the martial arts skills. ROWAN: Classic. JAZZA: Amazing. One of the greatest pieces of cinema—cinema ever fucking made. I'm just annoyed, the whole thing was pixelated. But we ended up with her suspecting to the nihilism. And then she also just kind of like gives up and it feels like Evelyn, well, she dies, she dies in this one universe and then get sucked into the universe where she's having the Chinese New Year's celebration, where the IRS are arriving, and they're going to possess everything. ROWAN: I have my notes here was New Year's party is coming, there will be so much aftermath. Because I'm sure at this point, everyone has listened to the podcast already. But if you haven't, there is always an act in gay movies, that's the party in its aftermath. And they literally threw a party and they kept talking about this party. And I was like, we're gonna get so much fucking aftermath. We love to see it. So yeah, basically, we've reached—she's reached a point in this movie where she's basically like, yeah, you're right, everything is random and meaningless. Every single verse that I—that she's in, because she's in every universe all at once, all the time with her daughter. JAZZA: It's the movie, it's the title of the movie. ROWAN: It's the title of a movie. She's piñata in one universe, she's a rock in one universe, she's made of animation in one of the universe— JAZZA: Ah, the rock universe. ROWAN: —You've never—who would have thought that the rocks could make us feel so many fucking emotions. And there's a really, really sad bit where basically, Joy says to Evelyn, like, I was really hoping that someone else would have this experience, have themselves crack in this way. And then tell me that they had figured it out and everything was okay. And that I was just—I was just thinking about this wrong, and they would experience it and they will be able to tell me the meaning of life, and tell me what was actually happening and what I should be living for. And that hasn't happened because you essentially have turned just as chaotic and nihilistic and like, everything is meaningless as I have. And that was pretty— that's pretty rough. That's a pretty rough message for us to get at this point in the movie. So you know, spoiler alert, though, it gets better. JAZZA: Yeah. So as Evelyn kind of gives up, and he's about to step into the bagel, Waymond steps up, normal Waymond, not Alpha Waymond, because he's dead now, he died at some point. This is when I begin sobbing because Waymond is just being like, I don't understand why everybody is fighting. Why can't everybody just be kinder to one another? So this is where we have the trifecta, and it is complete. So we have Joy, who is nihilism, we have Evelyn who is existentialism, and then we have Waymond, who is optimism and absurdism. So those three philosophies, kind of interacting as these three main characters and the different ways that they go to the world, nihilism obviously everything is obviously, you read Wikipedia. Nihilism, obviously being where nothing matters, so why should you care? Existentialism is we can find meaning in kind of like the choices that we make in our live, And absurdism is kind of like finding the—it realizing how ridiculous everything is, and so laughing along with it anyway. And that optimism that can potentially come with that. So these few characters represent that, Those like three philosophies for life. And this speech from Waymond is—is one of the most heartwarming wonderful things because I think it's—it's such an optimistic take on humanity. And sometimes we need that optimism and I— I fucking loved it. So Waymond ended up influencing Evelyn. Evelyn realizes that the thing that is going to get her through this, even though that she is seeing that nothing matters, the thing that matters to her is Joy, her daughter, and so she decides that she is now going to help everybody else who's trying to fight her, including Jamie Lee Curtis. She's going to fight everybody and find out what they're thi—the thing that brings them joy. So she faces off against all of these minions. Jamie Lee Curtis, what is Jamie Lee Curtis's joy? Isn't it—is it— Jamie Lee Curtis finds out that she's lovable. There's one character—oh, the Raccacoonie guy, realizes he really loves being controlled by raccoons. ROWAN: He is played by Mike from Glee as well. JAZZA: Yeah. ROWAN: Which I immediately clocked and was like, absolutely perfect. Love it, beautiful. That boy I was like if they don't make him dance at some point during this, it would have been a wasted movie. And he does have a little bit of like more fight choreography style stuff, but I'm like I can see your dance roots in there, Harry, I can see them. JAZZA: And she makes two people dance and they become married in one universe. One of the Daniels, one of the directors, she takes him into another universe and exposes him to S&M and that's what brings him joy. ROWAN: I—the fact— I didn't know that—that was one of the Daniels, [57:06] JAZZA: That's one of the Daniels. ROWAN: I love that even more. JAZZA: It's so fucking brilliant. And then she reaches—so Jobu has summoned the bagel that's going to destroy everything and she's about to step into it. And am I sobbing? Yes, I still am. Jobu goes to like start to fight Evelyn her mother, and then Evelyn also like does like some kung fu, goes to fight, and then opens her arms to try and hug her. And eventually, Evelyn like they started rustling in tussling, and Evelyn, let Jobu go into the despair of the bagel. And that's kind of like—that's kind of like the way that this thing— no it isn't. ROWAN: Uh-huh tricks you— tricks you guys. So this I think is— okay, so again, what I found really interesting that I've just talked about before the idea of the big multiverse fight sequence finale, versus the very personal finale, and that the very personal is almost always going to be more interesting. And they tied it together so well because they have the really dramatic like, no don't go into the bagel, like trying to save her daughter she's being pulled in, which is like a very physically dramatic finale. But the actual moment is that it has that pathos and have that emotionality to it, is within our Evelyn's universe at this party where essentially Evelyn is like Joy is saying to Evelyn, like, we're just too different. You know, I'm tired, I just want to go, like us being together hurts the both of us, we need to go our separate ways. Let me go. And so her version of letting me go is very literal. Like I—we just need to be apart from each other. Like I get that we're mother and daughter but we just fucking make each other miserable. And it's this clear parallel to like the very dramatic Sci-Fi let me go into this bagel situation. And that that to me is just so perfect. And then in between we get the set— we get like the absurdist version of them as rocks and having this scene where— JAZZA: With googly eyes like we haven't even mentioned the googly eyes. ROWAN: Oh Joy's googly eye rock falling off a cliff. And then Evelyn's rock just falling after her. Oh, it's so beautiful. JAZZA: Like literally laughing and crying at stationary rocks that have subtitles. Like how has this—how does the [59:26] do that? Oh, it's so fucking good. ROWAN: It's essentially like we also get this again like very human ideas of like change and Evelyn being kind of taking up the call, so like breaking the cycle with her dad the idea of like, my daughter ended up being this like stubborn aimless mess just like her mother, and she's perfect that way. And that she gave someone— she says you gave her someone kind patient and forgiving to make up for all that she likes. Talking about her and Waymond, and her understanding of Waymond now, being so much clearer than it was at the beginning. That this is like helped her marriage, helped her relationship with her daughter. Just oh, she's—and also the idea of like, yeah, it doesn't make sense. You're saying the universe doesn't make sense. It doesn't make sense that I would be like, still love you even though you only visit when you need something. And like I— you know, I hate tattoos and your covered in them and like, I could be anywhere else in the entire world. In fact, at this point, she's like a good bit anywhere else in the multiverse, it doesn't make sense, but like, just want to be with you. And like, it doesn't matter if it doesn't make sense, essentially. And I weep and I cry, and so does Jazza. Jazza at this point is just simply 100% tear. JAZZA: Can I say—so I watched it this morning at an AMC and I cried so much. Have you ever cried so much that you dehydrated and you don't have any more tears? ROWAN: Yeah, all the time. JAZZA: That was me— I've met—that's never happened to me before, yeah. ROWAN: [1:00:49] like a headache, a headache that just all come fucking zooming. And so that essentially, in every single universe, they reconcile, there's no universe that she wants to be where her daughter isn't. And that has always been her strength throughout this, right? So like, we have this bit at the beginning where she says, like, you're getting fat, you need to look after yourself, whatever. But like in her actions, she shows that she cares about her daughter. She's willing to go through the thing that will like split her consciousness and like destroy her mind and maybe make her go crazy, and potentially she'll be dead. But she's immediately like, as soon as she knows that, that's an option, that it might help her daughter she does it. And so in her actions, she's showing love from the very beginning, and it just feels like it's about being able to show it in a way that her daughter can appreciate and a language in which they both understand, both like, you know, metaphorically and literally, and vice versa, that they can both kind of start to understand each other. And know that meaning is the meaning that they make
Analisamos o filme protagonizado por Cate Blanchett, um estudo de personagem que discute a separação entre a obra e a vida pessoal de artistas geniais. - Visite a página do podcast no site e confira material extra sobre o tema do episódio - Junte-se ao Cineclube Cinematório e tenha acesso a conteúdo exclusivo de cinema Nesta edição, o podcast cinematório café analisa o filme "Tár", protagonizado por Cate Blanchett e escrito e dirigido por Todd Field ("Pecados Íntimos"). O longa foi indicado a seis estatuetas no Oscar 2023, incluindo Melhor Filme, Melhor Direção, Melhor Roteiro Original e Melhor Atriz. "Tár" parece uma cinebiografia de uma artista real, mas não é: Lydia Tár é considerada uma das maiores compositoras-regentes vivas e a primeira diretora musical de uma grande orquestra alemã. Mas ainda que ela seja uma personagem fictícia, a forma como Cate Blanchett e Todd Field a constróem é muito metódica e verossímil. No podcast, nós discutimos como o filme é eficaz como estudo de personagem e também na discussão de temas como poder, cancelamento, vingança e a separação entre a obra e a vida pessoal de artistas geniais. O elenco também conta com Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer e Mark Strong. Sentam-se à mesa conosco para discutir "Tár": Ana Lúcia Andrade, professora de Cinema da Escola de Belas Artes da UFMG; e Larissa Vasconcelos, jornalista e redatora do cinematório. O cinematório café é produzido e apresentado por Renato Silveira e Kel Gomes. A cada episódio, nós propomos um debate em torno de filmes recém-lançados e temas relacionados ao cinema, sempre em um clima de descontração e buscando refletir sobre imagens presentes no nosso dia a dia. Quer mandar um e-mail? Escreva para email@example.com. A sua mensagem pode ser lida no podcast!
Has it been a year already? Kyle, Drew, & Drue voted on the best performances, directors, and movies of the year, and we are ready to hand out some fake hardware to all of our favorites. 2022 was a wild year for movies, and we aren't going to pretend like we caught all of them. But, of the ones we did catch, we voted on all of our favorite actors, actresses, directors, and movies, and we are ready to present our spin on the Oscars. Cate Blanchett or Michelle Yeoh for Best Lead Actress? How many awards will Everything Everywhere All At Once win? WILL RRR OR BULLET TRAIN PLEASE WIN SOME AWARDS?! Find out next, on Not The Podcast You Deserve Twitter: @NTPYDpodcast Instagram: @NTPYDpodcast YouTube: @NTPYDpodcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ntpyd/support
Tár, directed by Todd Field and starring Cate Blanchett, centers on a successful conductor whose off-stage decisions leave her at constant risk of perhaps an overdue fall from grace. It is nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.
And the award for greatest 2023 Oscar predictions podcast featuring an Oklahoma filmmaker and an Oklahoma film critic podcaster goes to… …you guessed it, listeners! It's time to roll out the red carpet and polish the little golden men because, on today's special episode of The Cinematic Schematic, we'll continue our annual award season tradition by placing bets on our 2023 Oscar predictions. Hosts Caleb Masters and Laron Chapman are back in our fifth-year pre-gaming the big night with our guesses for who will win, who should win, and other important filmmakers who should have been nominated in most of the categories. To celebrate the continuing tradition, we're joined by two first-time special guests from the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy McDonnell, an award-winning arts and entertainment journalist from The Oklahoman and also a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, makes her debut on The Cinematic Schematic to share her hopes, expected winners, and 2023 Oscar frustrations including the contentious Best Lead Actress race between Tár‘s Cate Blanchett and Everything Everywhere All at Once‘s Michelle Yeoh. Seth Stuart, a co-host of The Reel Deal Podcast, also makes his first appearance to share his enthusiasm for films not nominated, […] The post The 2023 Oscar Predictions Special – The Cinematic Schematic appeared first on The Cinematropolis.
This week, we watch another Best Picture nominee from the past year. This film showcases Cate Blanchett's immense talent in the role of a world famous conductor based in Germany. Leave your expectations behind, because this film does many things different than typical character studies. Tar (2022), directed by Todd Field.
This week we're diving into some stop-motion animation with the latest intallment of the tale of Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio! We talk about the art and magic of stop motion, why this adaptation works so well, streaming vs theaters, and much more! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us! Twitter - @RollItPodcast Instagram - @rollitpodcast Music by Ethan Rapp
It's Oscar Season! This month on Late to the Movies, we'll be talking about the current crop of Best Picture nominees. First up, Cate Blanchett stars in Todd Field's long-awaited return - Tár! Ben, Greg, and Ray are on hand to choose love, tackle Mark Strong, and obliterate themselves before the public and God. Written and directed by Todd Field, starring Cate Blanchett, and featuring Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, and Mark Strong. LINKS! Laties Voting 2023 (https://forms.gle/Cm2qwieEvhdTEQTf8) (Voting closes at 5pm on 3/6!) Official Laties 2023 Merch (https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/39988596-the-laties-2023?store_id=898621)
Celluloid Pudding: Movies. Film. Discussions. Laughter. History. Carrying on.
We had absolutely no intention to record a titanic almost 4 hour episode for a single movie. To be honest we procrastinated watching. TÁR is absolutely not a rote offering “prestige” film. Writer Director Todd Field has created a truly metafictional cinematic masterpiece. We would also like to put down formally, for the official record, that Cate Blanchett is our greatest living actor. Watch this film once, and allow yourself to be drawn back again and again for subsequent viewings —a remarkable cinematic achievement from a Maestro and a virtuoso performance from the cast.
In Tár, Cate Blanchett plays a charismatic orchestra conductor who uses her power to take sexual advantage of young women she's mentoring. Tár is nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Director.Maureen Corrigan reviews I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai. Ke Huy Quan starred in the '80s films Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Goonies as a kid, before quitting acting. Now he's up for an Oscar for the first major acting job he's had in decades for the role of Waymond in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Celebrity facial masseur Gavin McLeod-Valentine leads us through the face-massage technique he uses to prep clients like Cate Blanchett, Zoe Saldana, Maya Rudolph, and Lourdes Leon for the red carpet. He shares the movie-ready story of his life and how he went from actor to publicist to unexpectedly giving Halle Berry an oxygen facial and finding his calling. We also talk about buccal-fat removal, cryo-sticks, LED lights, PRP, meditation, and how Augustinus Bader products helped him during his cancer treatment (one of the reasons he works with the brand). Plus: why you can't play Phoebe Bridgers music when you're massaging Phoebe Bridgers.Products mentioned in this episode: shopmy.us/collections/128645Episode recap with links: fatmascara.com/blogSponsor links & discount codes: fatmascara.com/sponsorsPrivate Facebook Group: Fat Mascara Raising a WandSocial media: @fatmascara, @jessicamatlin, @jenn_editSubmit a "Raise A Wand" product recommendation and be featured on the show: email email@example.com or leave a voicemail at 646-481-8182 Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/fatmascara. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oscar-nominated Brendan Fraser talks about “The Whale,” as well as his career renaissance and what's coming next. Also on this episode, another Oscar-nominated icon, “Tár” star Cate Blanchett. But first, on the Awards Circuit Roundtable, we recap the SAG and DGA awards winners and set the stage as final Oscar voting gets underway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
En nuestro Ep. 245 Vanesthy, Gabriel y El Watcher hablan sobre el estreno del el séptimo episodio de "The Last of Us" (2023) titulado "Left Behind" (2023) y las últimas Noticias, Películas y Series de Televisión que han visto en el segmento "Wachin' con Wacho", la trayectoria de las actrices Julianne Moore, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett y Jennifer Lawrence en el segmento "Awards Spotlight" y conversan sobre todo lo relacionado a la película "Cocaine Bear" (2023). ¡Apoya nuestro contenido uniéndote a nuestro Patreon! Visita: https://www.patreon.com/CulturaSecuencial ¡Síguenos y Suscríbete a nuestro canal de Twitch! Visita: https://www.twitch.tv/culturasecuencial ¡Síguenos en Twitter! Visita: https://twitter.com/CultSecuencial ¡Síguenos en Instagram! Visita: https://www.instagram.com/culturasecuencial ¡Síguenos en Facebook! Visita: https://www.facebook.com/CulturaSecuencial ¡Subscríbete a nuestro canal de YouTube! Visita: https://www.youtube.com/culturasecuencial --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/culturasecuencial/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/culturasecuencial/support
Passend zum Start von CREED III gibt ROCKY-Experte Alper heute einen Crashkurs über die legendäre Filmreihe von und mit Sylvester Stallone. Natürlich sprechen Alper, Xenia und Lenny auch darüber, wie ihnen der neue Teil der Sequel-Reihe gefallen hat. Wir schauen auch nochmal auf die BERLINALE, auf der Lenny und Xenia viele spannende Filme gesehen haben. Wenn ihr euch fragt, was die beiden in der Hauptstadt alles erlebt haben und was sie von Filmen wie TÁR mit Cate Blanchett oder SONNE UND BETON von Felix Lobrecht und David Wnendt halten, dann bleibt dran und freut euch auf eine brandneue Folge hier auf CINEMA STRIKES BACK!
Todd Field's "TÁR" had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, where it won Cate Blanchett the Volpi Cup for Best Actress. It received the highest level of critical acclaim with critics' prizes from the New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Society Of Film Critics, and the London Film Critics Circle. It has received 6 Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing & Best Cinematography. Director/Writer Todd Field and cinematographer Florian Hoffmeiseter were kind enough to talk with Dan Bayer and me after their Oscar wins about their work on the film and the reception it has received since its premiere. You can take a listen to them below. Thank you, and enjoy! Check out more on NextBestPicture.com Please subscribe on... SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/nextbestpicturepodcast iTunes Podcasts - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/negs-best-film-podcast/id1087678387?mt=2 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7IMIzpYehTqeUa1d9EC4jT And be sure to help support us on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture
"Tár" von Todd Field ist endlich bei uns im Kino. Cate Blanchett spielt die weltberühmte Dirigentin Lydia Tár, die im New-Yorker-Interview zu Filmanfang am Höhepunkt ihrer Karriere steht. Aber wie lange noch? Und was sagt uns der Film zu Macht, Geschlecht & Cancel Culture? Darüber sprechen Julia Weigl (Projektionen, Filmfest München), Lucas und Christian in dieser Folge.
This week we're getting back to skincare basics to find out how-to moisturize your skin the right way. Joining us is British-born celebrity facialist Georgia Louise. With more than 25 years of experience, Georgia Louise's “lift and sculpt” facials are a Hollywood hit among in-the-know clients like Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicola Peltz. Georgia consulted for top brands like L'Oréal and Elemis and is the global skincare expert for La Mer. Plus, she created her own eponymous skincare range. This week the pro drops her favorite moisturizers for the driest and oiliest among us, along with her top tricks for getting the best, glow-getting results from your perfect pot of cream. What You'll Discover in This Episode: Do you really need to wear moisturizer everyday? How about a separate SPF? How much moisturizer you need to be applying – and when Which ingredients and keywords to look for on a label Her specific moisturizer recommendations to use for your skin type, including oily and acne-prone skin Inspired by Georgia's own skincare routine, how-to give yourself a mini lift-and-sculpt facial massage at home What Georgia thinks about TikTok's latest “skin flooding” trend – do or don't? Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/ PROMO CODES: When you support our sponsors, you support the making of Breaking Beauty Podcast! OUAI The OUAI to healthy hair this season—and beyond—starts here. Go to theouai.com and use code BEAUTY15 for 15% off your entire purchase. PAIR Get glasses that stay as fresh as your unique style with Pair. Go to paireyewear.com/BEAUTY15 for 15% off your first purchase. STARFACE For a limited time, Starface is offering all Breaking Beauty listeners free shipping on your first Micro-Cloud order at Starface.World. Just enter the promo code Beauty at Checkout. Micro-Cloud is only available in the US at Starface.World. *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.* Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya Produced by Dear Media Studio
In Tár, Cate Blanchett plays a charismatic orchestra conductor who uses her power to take sexual advantage of young women she's mentoring. "For me, it was never really about classical music," director Todd Field says. "And it was about ... how do you look at power and why does power exist? And it's not a uni-directional situation. Nobody holds power alone. There's a complicity in it." Tár is nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Director. Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews the literary thriller I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai.
Charlamos con la influencer de viajes que nos cuenta cómo hace para sacar de sus entrevistadores las cosas más interesantes. Además, un Nanismo Nani incendiario y sin spoilers sobre la última película de Cate Blanchett.
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O dva mesiace bude mať dva roky a dovtedy potrebuje liek, ktorý jej radikálne zlepší život. Poisťovňa jej ho však nechce preplatiť. Príbeh malej Edity, ktorá trpí spinálnou muskulárnou atrofiou, nie je ojedinelý. Aj v minulosti deťom, ktoré potrebovali dvojmiliónový liek, poisťovňa nevyhovela a skladali sa naň ľudia v zbierkach. Podobný osud teraz prežívajú aj Editini rodičia. Prečo poisťovne nechcú drahé lieky preplácať, akú úlohu v tom zohráva ministerstvo zdravotníctva a dá sa takýmto prípadom do budúcna zabrániť? Jana Maťková sa v podcaste Dobré ráno pýta redaktora denníka SME Jána Krempaského. Zdroje zvukov: SME Verejnú zbierku pre malú Editku nájdete tu. Odporúčanie: Moje dnešné odporúčanie na záver je filmové. V kinách sa premieta film Tár, ktorý rozpráva príbeh o sebavedomej dirigentke na vrchole kariéry. Pod povrchom však skrýva svoju temnú stránku, ktorá je egoistická a nehľadí na city ostatných. Snímka je fantastickým zvukovým zážitkom, ale čo robí tento film výnimočným, je práve Cate Blanchett, ktorá stvárnila hlavnú postavu. Jej výkon je neuveriteľne skvelý. _ Podporte podcasty denníka SME kúpou prémiového predplatného a užívajte si podcasty bez reklamy na webe SME.sk alebo v mobilnej aplikácii SME.sk. Prémiové predplatné si kúpite na predplatne.sme.sk/podcast – Ak máte pre nás spätnú väzbu, odkaz alebo nápad, napíšte nám na firstname.lastname@example.org – Všetky podcasty denníka SME nájdete na sme.sk/podcasty – Odoberajte aj denný newsletter SME.sk s najdôležitejšími správami na sme.sk/brifing – Ďakujeme, že počúvate podcast Dobré ráno.
Charlamos con la influencer de viajes que nos cuenta cómo hace para sacar de sus entrevistadores las cosas más interesantes. Además, un Nanismo Nani incendiario y sin spoilers sobre la última película de Cate Blanchett.
Mia, Brian and Gemma hit the last of the Guild awards (SAGs, PGAs, Annies), recap the 48th annual César Awards and tote up the Hollywood Critics' Association gongs. Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio directors del Toro and Mark Gustafson dive deep into what its like to work with each other, which stop motion animators they'd jump in front of the bus for and whether Cate Blanchett sneaked a bit of Lydia Tár into Spazzatura. Indie Spirit-nominated actor Trevante Rhodes and writer-director Miles Warren drop by for a chat about role models, getting an award from Elijah Wood and their film Bruiser, which is now streaming on Hulu. Plus, our love for Jenny Slate, who we want to hug at the Indie Spirits, a shout out to awards clip editors everywhere, and a celebration of the fresh-faced cinephiles on the awards circuit this season. Sponsor: Bleecker Street Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles, Auckland, Las Vegas, and San Luis Obispo. Edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Transcript by Sophie. Theme: ‘Hyperlight' by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest. Lists & Links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned; Hugo's The Night of the 12th review, so_phiie's The Night of the 12th review, [Ezra Cubero](Ezra Cubero)'s profile, Zachary Marsh's profile; Harper & Sam & Kevin & Milo's Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio reviews, Maria's Bruiser review, Japidotca's Bruiser review; Frankie Corio's four faves video.
Todd Field. Cate Blanchett. A match made in heaven. Tár tells the story of a woman at the top of her field with no where to go but into the stratosphere. Instead we see this deeply controlled, cultivated character depiction of a woman unravelling. Cate Blanchett is at her best here, and we couldn't get enough. Tell us what you think! Come talk to us on Twitter or Instagram! Watch the IMDB trailer here Listen to the score here and Mahler's 5th here Read the script here #Tár #BestPicture #BestDirector #BestActress #BestOriginalScreenplay #BestCinematography #BestEditing #CateBlanchett #ToddField #Oscars2023 #2023Oscars #AcademyAwards #Oscars
On this episode of Made in Hollywood Mark and William continue their discussion of the upcoming Oscars. You may also hear irrelevant things on this episode about AMC Theaters, Triangle of Sadness, An Irish Goodbye, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Red Suitcase, Le Pupille, Sundance, Palm Springs Shortfest, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Gone With The Wind, Alex Theater, Baz Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge, SAG-Aftra screeners, Tár, Cate Blanchett, All Quiet on the Western Front, Lew Ayres, Julian Sands, Boxing Helena, Jennifer Lynch, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Of An Age, Ant Man Quantum-Mania, Emily, AMC A-List, Elvis, and Women Talking.
Next up in the 2023 Best Picture Nominees series is Tár! This movie is directed by Todd Field and stars Cate Blanchett (and really only Cate Blanchett) as a classical music conductor. We discuss Blanchett's performance, our likes and dislikes with the movie, and if we think this film has any Oscar chances. We also recap the BAFTA's (the British Academy of Film and Television Awards) and share with you some recommendations of what we are watching/reading right now! Follow the show on social media: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Follow us on Letterboxd Jared Katie Be sure to rate and review the show wherever you listen! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message
In this episode: With the Academy Awards just two weeks away, another chance to hear conversations John's had with some leading Oscar nominees. Today we have the writer/director of "Tár," Todd Field, and its star Cate Blanchett. The film has six Oscar nominations, including best picture, best director and best actress. And also, filmmaker Laura Poitras, nominated for her documentary "All the Beauty and the Bloodshed."
When Lydia Tár, a world renowned conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, is under heavy scrutiny with major allegations lodged against her, she must come face to face with her demons and ultimately confront the consequences of her power. In today's episode, I reviewed the latest Cate Blanchett-led drama, Tár! Is Blanchett's performance truly Oscar worthy? Is the ending controversial? Listen and find out! Other titles discussed: The Last of Us, Tetris Effect, Abbott Elementary Follow the show on social media for future updates, and let me know what you think about the show or what titles you'd want to be reviewed in future episodes. Be sure to also send in your own mini-reviews, and thank you for your time! INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/thatsmyqueuepodcast TWITTER https://twitter.com/queuepodcast THEME SONG "Capture Soul" by J1K from the "School Daze" beat tape https://j1kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/school-daze REVIEW TRANSCRIPT https://docs.google.com/document/d/194_pv6ZSHqVc3xgtICTSql7gT5blA2n_ASmfLz_tJaQ/edit?usp=sharing --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/christian-ang6/support
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Oscar nominations continue with Tár, starting Cate Blanchett as an elite musical conductor haunted by a self-fulfilling failure surrounding her questionable actions and interactions with the people around her. Cameron and Isaac discuss this slow film and try to derive what it all means. Can it even connect with a casual viewer? Cinema Spectator is a movie podcast hosted by Isaac Ransom and Cameron Tuttle. The show is executive produced by Darrin O'Neill; recorded & produced in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. You can support the show at patreon.com/ecfsproductions. Follow us on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter under ECFS Productions (@ecfsproductions). Isaac and Cameron started recording podcast with their first project Everything Comes from Something (2018), now focusing on new weekly content for Cinema Spectator. Cameron Tuttle is a full-time professional cinematographer, majoring from SFSU Film school to collaborate with corporate, private, and creative productions. Cameron is the expert. Isaac Ransom is a professional creative, digital marketer, and product manager working full-time. Isaac is the student. The podcast is a passion project between two longtime friends, we hope you can enjoy our project with the limited time we have! Thank you for your time, your generosity, and support.
Summary: "There's no glory for a robot." We're catching up on our Oscar movies and this week we're talking about Cate Blanchett's wonderous performance in Tár. Also discussed: Season 4 of You, the Scamfluencers podcast and Lisa's new year-long read. Show notes: The 100 best novels: No 4 – Clarissa by Samuel Richardson (1748) (The Guardian) Recommendations: Andrea W.: Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary by Sasha Greffen (book) Lisa: You (Season 4) (Netflix) Andrea G: Scamfluencers (podcast) Music credits "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod From: incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Theme song "Pyro Flow" by Kevin Macleod From: incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License "Flutterbee" by Podington Bear From: Free Music Archive Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Pop This! Links: Pop This! on TumblrPop This! on iTunes (please consider reviewing and rating us!) Pop This! on Stitcher (please consider reviewing and rating us!) Pop This! on Google PlayPop This! on TuneIn radioPop This! on TwitterPop This! on Instagram Logo design by Samantha Smith Intro voiced by Morgan Brayton Pop This! is a podcast featuring three women talking about pop culture. Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist. Andrea Gin is a producer and an avid figure skating fan. Press play and come hang out with your new best friends. Pop This! podcast is produced by Andrea Gin.
Admir and Fahad continue their journey through the Best Picture nominees by discussing Tar, the psychological drama written and directed by Todd Field. The duo discuss the slow-burner pace of the film, give their overall thoughts on why the film is a hard one to recommend and assess its chances at the Oscars.
In front of an audience at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the two-time Oscar winner reflects on her unexpected path to screen acting, how she landed and tackled the roles for which she is best known and the massive undertaking of playing symphony orchestra conductor Lydia Tár. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we're conducting some music, snorting coke off an elephant, and eating the entire contents of our fridges, all while taking a look at three of this years big awards contenders. 00:00 - 27:23 - Tár SPOILER-FILLED DISCUSSION 27:23 - 40:47 - Babylon SPOILER FREE DISCUSSION 40:47 - 54:17 - The Whale SPOILER FREE DISCUSSION Tár is a 2022 psychological drama film written and directed by Todd Field and starring Cate Blanchett. Blanchett plays Lydia Tár, a renowned conductor who is accused of sexual abuse. The supporting cast includes Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, and Mark Strong. Babylon is a 2022 American epic period black comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It features an ensemble cast including Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo and Li Jun Li. It chronicles the rise and fall of multiple characters during Hollywood's transition from silent to sound films in the late 1920s. The Whale is a 2022 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Samuel D. Hunter, based on his 2012 play of the same name. It stars Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins, and Samantha Morton. In the film, a reclusive English teacher with severe obesity tries to restore his relationship with his teenage daughter. We Watched A Thing is supported by Dendy Cinemas Canberra. The best Australian cinema chain showing everything from blockbusters to arthouse and indie films. Find them at https://www.dendy.com.au/ If you like this podcast, or hate it and us and want to tell us so - You can reach us at email@example.com Or, Twitter - @WeWatchedAThing Facebook - @WeWatchedAThing Instagram - @WeWatchedAThing and on iTunes and Youtube If you really like us and think we're worth at least a dollar, why not check out our patreon at http://patreon.com/wewatchedathing. Every little bit helps, and you can get access to bonus episodes, early releases, and even tell us what movies to watch.
Comic actor, Christmas Special Haver, and half of the Las Culturistas dynasty, Matt Rogers is our guest as we catch up on an Oscar nominee we didn't get to when it was initially released: TÁR. Then, the crew tells us what movie characters they want interviewed the way Adam Gopnik interviewed Lydia Tar.What's GoodAlonso - The Last of Us has Melanie Lynskey nowDrea - Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon red carpet photosMatt - return of RHONJIfy - Mschf's Astro Boy bootsITIDICa). James Cameron does new tests to answer the TITANIC question: Was there room for both Jack and Rose on that door?b). Viola Davis is now an EGOT after winning a Grammyc). AMC is Revamping Their Pricing Model, Will Charge Based on Which Seats You WantStaff PicksAlonso - Oscar and LucindaDrea - Hilary and JackieMatt - Pamela, A Love StoryIfy - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingLeave us a Hotline message at maximumfun.org/hotlineWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeMatt RogersProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher