March Movie/TV Wrap Up

Well. That was an Oscar ceremony I won’t soon forget.

Ariana DeBose! Coda! Encanto! Kenneth Branagh! It was quite the Academy Awards night.

TV:

Marvelous Mrs Maisel (Season 4) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Grand Crew – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Afterparty – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Bridgerton – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

GREAT month for TV! I really enjoyed the newest season of Mrs. Maisel, especially the final episode with all the Lenny/Midge content *swoon*. I can’t tell you the last time I enjoyed a major network half hour comedy, but Grand Crew was just a delight. I was surprised that there were only ten episodes for the first season. The Afterparty was by far my favorite show of the year—I’m calling it now. A smart and hilarious murder mystery poking fun at different genre tropes as an amazing cast of characters tell the details of their night through their perspective. Highly recommend! I had been wanting to rewatch the first season of Bridgerton and thought I would wait for the newest season to be released. Moving away from straight up smut, the story of the eldest Bridgerton sibling—Anthony, the Viscount—relies heavily on a loaded glance or a charged grazed. Think more Pride and Prejudice and less bodice ripping.

Movies:

Don’t Look Up – ⭐️⭐️
Summer of Soul – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Eyes of Tammy Faye – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
The Power of the Dog – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
The Sky is Everywhere
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I don’t really know what the big hype was about The Power of the Dog, but I thought Benedict Cumberbatch was wonderful, as usual. Don’t Look Up—one of the worst movies to be nominated for Best Picture in a very long time. This won the WGA (Writer’s Guild) award for Best Screenplay! It was full of incredible actors making a very bad movie—you hate to see it. I’m so glad Jessica Chastain won Best Actress for The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Her performance was really wonderful and her work opposite Andrew Garfield was so much fun. This movie was wild and such an interesting true story of the rise and fall of a televangelist and her husband in the 70’s and 80’s. The Sky is Everywhere was really beautifully made. The creative choices were unique and I really felt like I was transformed while watching. There were some plot changes that I wasn’t the biggest fan of, but the strong performances more then made up for them. Plus, Jason Segel on my screen is always a yes in my book. And make sure you watch Summer of Soul. It’s win for Best Documentary Feature was completely overshadowed from “The Slap”.

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