I’ve Finally Seen ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

I’m trying to watch as many of the classic musicals as possible and on my movie quest yesterday I happened upon Fiddler on the Roof, a film my mother has talked about for years. I decided to sit back, relax, and watch it and it was definitely unlike what I expected.

John Williams would go on to win his first Oscar for the musical score of this film and deservedly so. The music was delightful and most of the songs were particularly fascinating. I particularly loved “Tradition” which had several iterations throughout the film and had me smiling and laughing.

Is Fiddler on the Roof one of the best musicals I’ve seen? Definitely, but I’m not sure I’ll ever watch it again. Maybe I will, in the future. It actually started putting me to sleep after a while. Lol.

All in all, I’ll give this movie 4 out of 5 stars and 94 out of 100. It’s not a bad movie but it definitely doesn’t reach the joy I obtain from musicals like The Wizard of Oz or The Sound of Music.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

 

Why Didn’t Awkwafina Get an Oscar Nomination for ‘The Farewell’ Again?

Awkwafina has become an incredible actress over the course of the last few years. The first film I ever saw her in was Ocean’s Eight where she melded into the background of all of the other Oscar-nominated or Oscar-winning actresses that surrounded her. And then, last year, the buzz was intense about one of the best films of 2019, The Farewell, and her impressive performance in the movie. I watched the film for the first time yesterday and I have to say, it lived up to the hype. Here’s the film’s synopsis.

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

This movie was really engaging and at its heart lied Awkwafina who plays the film’s lead, Billi. She expressed every element an Oscar-nominated performance could deliver; the melodramatic expressions, the self-contained emotions when she had to keep her composure, the eventual bursting scene where she lets her emotions out, she did everything you’re supposed to do to get an Oscar nomination…and she wasn’t even afforded that. I’m flabbergasted.

She would win a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy but she deserved more accolades for the work she did on this film. After watching this movie, however, I’m even more excited to know that she has a lead role in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Marvel Studios continues to acquire actors that are not only famous (like Robert Redford and Michael Douglas) but actors who actually have won awards for their acting (like Oscar-winning actress, Brie Larson) and that’s what makes these films so much better than the likes of DC Comics’ movies…unfortunately.

If you have a chance to see The Farewell I suggest watching it. It’s currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and is well worth the look.

I’m giving this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars and 95 out of 100. It was a movie I’ll most likely never forget.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

 

Fan Art Wednesday

This week my sister has created some truly outstanding pieces that I cannot wait for you to see. So, with no further delay, here they are.

A Comic Cover for a Praetorian Guard

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The Praetorian Guards were an awesome addition to The Last Jedi and for a series where she’s creating comic covers suggested by her followers on Instagram she created this cover. In short, it’s amazing. Continue reading Fan Art Wednesday