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Monday
Aug202018

Podcast: Crazy Rich Asians and Glenn Close for Best Actress

Nathaniel R and Murtada Elfadl welcome Nick Davis back to the podcast this week for lots of Crazy Rich Asians talk.


Index (58 minutes)
00:01 Introductions. Randomness.
02:10 Nick has read the book that The Wife is based on!
05:01 Crazy Rich Asians talk. Lots and lots on with SPOILERS (sorry). We love the ensemble including Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr, Pierre Png, Gemma Chan, and more...
36:34 Older films we've been watching: Travels with My Aunt (1972) Your Name (2016), and Luchino Visconti's The Damned (1969)
42:00 Recent releases: I Feel PrettyMadeline's Madeline, The Darkest Minds
50:45 Steve James new docuseries "America to Me"
54:00 Glenn Close for Best Actress! 

Referenced in this discussion
Nathaniel's year old review of The Wife from TIFF
Murtada's Desiree Akhavan interview
Justin Chang's Crazy Rich Asians review
Kelley Dong's Crazy Rich Asians review
The 1972 Best Actress list

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? 

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The Damned is really something. Even if you're not really into Visconti, it's worth seeing for what he does with The Night of the Long Knives - one of the oddest, but most memorable sequences in a film that I can think of.

August 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

If you think the Academy has been unkind to Glenn Close, take a look at her precursor record.

She's received one BAFTA nomination to her six Oscar nods. The HFPA ignored four of her six Oscar-nominated performances. Never honored by NYFCC; LAFCA, NSFC and NBR haven't noticed her since The World According to Garp in 1982. BFCA passed on Albert Nobbs but gave the film a makeup nod.

In a way, the AMPAS has been more appreciative of her work than any other film body. I guess that raises a couple of questions: Can she generate the heat she needs out of the gate? And even if she doesn't, could she be a threat to win even if the precursors go elsewhere? Probably yes to both.

August 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHayden

Oh, great. I think you guys should take the academy's advice though, and go for three hours. The longer the better!

i just watched TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT again at the weekend - always enjoyable little romp.

August 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Lewis

With all the talk of Close what about the undervalued Pryce,I haven't seen the film is he co lead or supporting,is there a chance he could sneak in either category.

August 20, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

Nick and Nathaniel, you are gonna really enjoy MADELINE'S MADELINE. Molly Parker is also astounding in it.

You should all see LOVE AFTER LOVE, a well received movie from earlier from the year that seems up all 3 of your alleys.

The TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT hate is fucking hilarious

August 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEvelina

Everybody wants Shum.

August 20, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

brookesboy - Shum and Png... basically we want to be Astrid.

August 21, 2018 | Registered CommenterMurtada Elfadl

I have such a hard time seeing Close win for The Wife. I just can't imagine people having the same passion for it as say Backseat, A Star Is Born, The Favourite or Widows.

August 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Price will probably be overshadowed (sight unseen and not reading enough passion in reviews) ala Pinsent, Trintingnant, Courtenay...

August 21, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterolivar

olivar -- yeah, he's not special enough in the role. It's definitely the Glenn Close show. If anything I think Christian Slater would have an easier time in supporting than Pryce... but it's only going to be her.

August 21, 2018 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

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