Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

 ... you can learn from:

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

Claudio: Behold how like a maid she blushes here! Would you not swear, all you that see her, that she were a maid, by these exterior shows? But she is none! She knows the heat of a luxurious bed! Her blush is guiltiness, not modesty.

Sorry to trigger everybody's Joss Whedon traumas but it's the actor (and now director) Fran Kranz's 40th birthday today and I still like to think about his sexy turn in this adaptation, Whedon be damned. He of the Perfect Chest! I was gonna say "I hope he keeps acting" after his recent directorial success, but a quick scan of his IMDb account shows he's not going anywhere. He's got like five things in the works.

But speaking of "his recent directorial success" I guess I didn't review Mass when it screened at Sundance earlier this year -- that's Fran's directorial debut about the emotional repercussions of a school shooting that stars Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton, Jason Isaacs, and Reed Birney, who all give tremendously good performances therein -- but yesterday it was announced the film's coming out on October 8th and all four leads will be gunning for Supporting nominations at the Oscars. Which makes sense I guess, as far as "awards" ever make sense to me. They're all worthy though. It's a beautifully-acted showcase for all four of them.


Anonymous said...

more Martha Plimpton please!

bdog said...

After finishing Genera+ion (their spelling), Plimpton's performance was one of the best, in a show with very strong performances. I watched it before the new Gossip Girl, and boy, did that show pale in comparison.