April/May Entertainment Wrap Up

I decided to combine April and May because both months were pretty lackluster. So this is a double month for my movie and TV wrap up wrap up!

TV:

Generation – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Shameless (season 11) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Shrill (season 3) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ducktales (season 3) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I absolutely adore Aidy Bryant. Ever since I first saw her on SNL, I connected with her. Shrill was such a fun show especially watching it as a woman in her late twenties. I loved that they included a storyline about white privilege and how even if you have the right intentions, that doesn’t mean people will take them that way. I discovered Shameless about three years into the show and have been a huge fan ever since. It never got the attention it deserved because there were consistently incredible performances and hilarious but heartbreaking writing. I’m going to miss the Gallagher family. The first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was boring as hell, but once you get Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan on screen together, it’s magic. Ducktales should never had been cancelled and it’s a complete travesty because I have never laughed or cried harder at a kid’s show. Woo-hoo!

MOVIES:

Hysterical – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil –
⭐️⭐️⭐️
⭐️
Nomadland –
⭐️⭐️⭐️
⭐️.5
Pieces of a Woman –
⭐️⭐️⭐️
⭐️
The Father –
⭐️⭐️⭐️
⭐️⭐️
The Last Blockbuster –
⭐️⭐️⭐️
.5
Bo Burnham: Inside –
⭐️⭐️⭐️
⭐️⭐️
Joshy (rewatch) –
⭐️⭐️⭐️
⭐️
Friends: The Reunion –
⭐️⭐️⭐️
⭐️⭐️
Kid 90 –
⭐️⭐️⭐️
⭐️
Pink Skies Ahead –
⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Big Sick (rewatch) –
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Academy Award winning performance by Anthony Hopkins in The Father was simply breathtaking and the movie was heartbreaking. While I think Nomadland was an exceptional film and directed beautifully, I don’t think it should have won the Oscar for Best Picture, nor did I think Frances McDormand should have beat Carey Mulligan for Best Actress (or maybe I’m bitter because I loved Promising Young Woman so much…). I really wanted The Last Blockbuster to be better. While it was a fine documentary, at times it felt a little hokey and silly. Soleil Moon Frye’s film, Kid 90, about being a preteen actor in the 90’s was really strong, I just wish it was longer. I loved the inside scoop on all these well known actors when they were just starting out. The best thing I watched in May wasn’t until the very end: Bo Burnham’s new comedy special, Inside. Spending a year filming in one room, Bo wrote, directed, shot, and edited the entire special. This feels more like a performance special than a comedy special, though I did laugh a lot. It perfectly encapsulated what it felt like mentally to be locked away in quarantine during a worldwide pandemic. What he does with lighting and camera movements were unreal. A true genius.

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