But The Invisible Man owes its power to the uncommon talent and ingenuity of Moss. She’s dynamite, suggesting the emotional buffeting that Cecelia has endured and the strength of will it takes to fight back against forces she can’t control. Indelible on Mad Men, an Emmy winner for The Handmaid’s Tale, and superb in films as diverse as The Square and Her Smell, Moss is up to every challenge, delivering an electrifying performance as a woman pushed to the edge. Like Lupita Nyong’o (Us), Toni Collette (Hereditary), and Florence Pugh (Midsommar), the actor digs so deeply into the human condition that her raw-nerved portrayal bursts the bounds of the horror genre. She refuses to reduce Cecilia to clichés of either female hysteria or avenging angel. … [Read more...] about ‘The Invisible Man’: Monster-Movie Reboot As #MeToo Revenge Story
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Paradoxically, change in SN is what continually rings in John’s monologues, like a well-wound Westbend. “Some of the continuing bits now, we’re just jerking off over and over. What I see now is taking the whole show as it is, throwing it out, and coming back with a whole new concept! Get rid of all the old standard characters, the stale stuff, catch phrases!” He doesn’t specify but he means Gilda’s Emily Littella, Jane Curtin’s slick interviewer, even “Weekend Update.” “Lorne’s pressured, because, sure, the network, like always, wants to go with a winner as is, but fuck ’em, we’ve got to build on what we’ve learned this year, see how far we can reach. Like when I did Captain Kirk in the Star Trek takeoff, I had to turn this dumpy little body into William Shatner, commander of the Starship Enterprise, and I spent, sure, a couple of hours in makeup, but man, I did it!” and he does it, moving in the … [Read more...] about ‘Saturday Night’ – Live!
Kristofferson lights up, takes a long pull of some “laughing tobacco,” which he has generously substituted for alcohol, and chuckles. “In the state of mind I’m in, yes …… I feel confident from Star Is Born. I felt confident before, but I was also fearful of the unpredictability of it all. I take it more seriously than I used to. Like there were times when I would blank out. Once with Mazursky I had to do a scene nine times. Once with Scorsese, I had to do it thirty-five times. That was a horror show. ‘Specially when you’ve got actors working opposite you who are coming to tears every time. It was the last scene of Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, when I had this big Forties-movie type of public fight with Ellen Burstyn. Very difficult for me. We shot a master scene that was dynamite. Then we started moving in for the close-up and Marty asked me, “Give it a little more.” This is a thing, since my first movie, that has had … [Read more...] about The Kristoffersons Make It