Tully is described as “a story about Motherhood in 2018″, starring Charlize Theron as a stretched-thin mother-of-three Marlo. In reality, Tully is about much more than motherhood. All of the movie’s themes can hang their hat on the peg of motherhood, but they are about other things too. Ageing, tolerance, mental health, and interpersonal relationships.
The Terror is a fantastic piece of television, storytelling, and nuanced acting that has so far garnered 100% on rotten tomatoes.
There is an expectation in film and TV that women fall into discrete categories. Femme fatale, victim, strong and unemotional. Even as characters begin to slowly break those moulds, there is still a shortage of diversity for women on screen. Danes’ ugly crying does not make her ugly, far from it.
“I don’t have a scrap more talent than so many actors in Chicago. I just happened to be blessed by being lucky.”
It’s not the kind of line you would expect to hear from Martin “Marty” Crane, the curmudgeonly father to two pretentious sons living in a Seattle penthouse. And that’s because it’s not. In a 1996 interview with the Chicago Tribune, John spoke about trying to find a balance between being a publically recognised face and his desire for privacy. His personal eloquence and introspection are in stark contrast to the role from which he gained his ubiquity. Martin Crane was brash, short-tempered, and a perpetual stick in the mud. Even his sense of humour was pointed.
Known for quick-fire dialogue, it’s no surprise that after Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life, Amy Sherman-Palladino turned her incomparable talent to Jewish comedy in New York City circa 1958. Cue The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Midge (Rachel Brosnahan), to be precise. The woman who has it all.