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Jun242018

Smackdown '94 Companion: "Mrs King" and vague 'Women's Troubles' 

Nathaniel R welcomes Erik AndersonNick Davis,  Itamar Moses, and Alfred Soto to talk 1994 movies

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of 1994 has just gone up and the panelists have gathered for a deeper conversation. 

Podcast (42 minutes)
In part one we discuss people we wish had been nominated in the category. We also discuss the comic tone of The Madness of King George, and there are split opinions on Helen Mirren's work and whether she's elevating or bringing down the movie. Surprisingly though she won the Smackdown Dianne Wiest's classic performance in Bullets Over Broadway isn't quite as loved as it once was. The panel also discusses Miramax style filmmaking of the 90s and the troubles with the 'approved' nature of literary biopics like Tom & Viv

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunesContinue the conversations in the comments, won't you? 

Smackdown 94 Madness of Viv Over Broadway

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Reader Comments (5)

My Jennifer Tilly impression is from Bound.

June 24, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

I forgot Alfre Woodard in Crooklyn!! I am standing in the corner, thinking about what I did.

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNick Davis

Nick -- given how often you've song Alfre's praises you can be forgiven. THIS ONE TIME.

June 25, 2018 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

You're a doll!

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNick Davis

Kudos for the Alfre Woodard in Crooklyn kudos! She's always wonderful, never more so than in this film. I would also extend kudos to Delroy Lindo who played her husband. The scene where he has to tell his children their mom is very sick and won't be home for a while always completely wrecks me.

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRob

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