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‘Joker’ swept Oscar nominations but why Arthur Fleck’s pain, darkness, insanity struck a chord with the world?

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He came, he saw, and he left in a blaze of controversy. Todd Phillip’s ‘Joker’, starring Joaquin Phoenix, has been the subject of heated debate ever since its release in October 2019. The troubling and twisted story of a loner named Arthur Fleck, who struggles to hold on to the fraying ends of sanity, has polarised critics and the audience alike. It has been analyzed and dissected from every angle, some critics even accusing it of glorification of violence. Even after all this furor, what is it about this film that has garnered it nominations across 11 categories for the Academy Award nominations, up against heavyweights like Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese’s films?



 

Joaquin Phoenix has already earned Best Actor for Critics Choice as well as Golden Globes. As history has shown, he is on the right trajectory for the Oscars. But there has been strong social media backlash and the uproar will get even stronger if ‘Joker’ blazes through the Oscars as well. But there’s time enough for that yet, and even though Joaquin Phoenix might win Best Actor, the film in all probability will not win Best Picture. It’s too bold and disturbing for the likes of Best Picture and it might lack consensus for the same. 

The constant buzzing question, is ‘Joker’  just about an incel lamenting about how the world was unjust to him or was it a reflection of the troubled times we live in today? Or…could it be somewhere in between the two? Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck held up a troubling image of youth, tossed aside by a merciless society. He has suffered child abuse, the city’s services could not save him from his mother or her violent boyfriends. He cannot afford psychiatric help, there are budgetary constraints. He is a laughing stock in front of the world, and his hero (Robert De Niro) is the reason for it. Joaquin’s hollow guffaw mirrors Arthur Fleck’s hidden rage, and its the only response he has to everything around him. But, is that still a justification for the path he chooses? The answer isn’t entirely clear. 

Flawed as it might be, ‘Joker’ is deeply unsettling. There is enough happening around the world for people to relate with the angst and bottled fury dished out in ‘Joker’.  There is enough despair around us, going by the current state of affairs. Unemployment, climate disasters and the general dissent against governments in various countries. Some of us are just trying to survive and make this world livable, even though it is intent on its own self-destruction. 

So again, what is it about this bold film about a notorious comic book villain that has led to its high praise or complete condemnation?

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Le soeurs Boulay annoncent leur arrêt de travail pour des raisons de santé

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Les soeurs Boulay ont fait une annonce importante, aujourd’hui sur les réseaux sociaux : elles reportent les spectacles qui étaient prévus à leur horaire pour des raisons de santé mentale et physique. 

Dans un message très humain adressé à leurs dizaines de milliers de fans, Mélanie et Stéphanie expliquent que les derniers mois ont été très difficiles et qu’elles doivent maintenant prendre du temps pour se remettre sur pied.

Voici le petit mot des Soeurs Boulay annonçant leur pause professionnelle : 

 

« Chers et chères vous, qui nous suivez maintenant depuis huit ans et des poussières. Ça fait longtemps qu’on vous a parlé. On devait vous retrouver bientôt, il y avait des concerts à l’horaire dans les prochains mois, mais on ne pourra pas les faire.

On ne peut pas tout vous dévoiler, mais voici ce qu’on peut vous dire : les derniers mois, ponctués par les vagues de dénonciations et les crises au sein de nos anciennes équipes, ont eu raison de notre santé physique et mentale. Les médecins nous on dit d’arrêter, notre nouvelle équipe nous a suggéré de prendre un recul. Il faut nous remettre sur pied avant de pouvoir chanter à nouveau.

On espère que vous comprendrez. On sait que c’est une période difficile, pour beaucoup d’entre vous, et on pense à vous vraiment fort. Les soeurs Boulay. »

Sur Twitter comme sur Facebook, des tonnes de messages de soutien de la part du public ont été envoyés aux artistes dans les minutes suivant leur annonce.

Une véritable vague d’amour pour les Soeurs Boulay, un duo que les fans attendront tout le temps qu’il leur faudra pour se ressourcer et prendre du mieux! 

 

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4: Expected Release Date & Other Updates

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The series Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is essentially a comedy-drama, a project on the part of Amazon prime video twirling around the main Miriam “Midge” Maisel and how she adapts to the life-altering event in her life.

This is a prime time web television series that focuses on how a woman at her crossroad and how even a small step can have far-reaching effects and upturn her whole life and she customizes her ever-changing life to get to some point in life.

This critically acclaimed drama received a huge round of applause from the audience for being titled after a woman who chose to have her own career turning her back on the overbearing responsibilities of a married woman, back in the late 1950s.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 Release Date

Following the people’s acceptance from the very pilot episode, previously it has been revived for 3 seasons and will be reported back for this one as well.

But the production is currently held back for this noxious virus ruling over, so the shoot is deferred until some time in 2021, as is indicated by a show rep.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 Cast:

The fourth run of the show will ensure the returning of the well-loved cast of Michael Zehen as ‘Joel Maisel ‘, Markin Hinkle as ‘Rose Weissman’, Tony Shalhoub as ‘Abraham Weissman’, Alex Borstein as ‘Susie Myerson’  and lastly but importantly Rachel Brosnahan as  Miriam “Midge” Maisel.

Possible Plotline Of The Show

This shows opens up with the 50s’ era idyllic abundant life in the fancy Upper West Side of New York and one Mrs.Miriam Maisel living with her husband and kids with such grandeur. Surprisingly her life takes a major turn as she feels an unedifying inclination towards stand-up comedy and becomes pursuivant of it.

This revelation is followed by her leaving aside her comfortable lifestyle and molding into a new one as she makes her way into the comedy industry.

The season aired off with her learning more about the showbiz and as her career slipped down the slope, Shai Baldwin stops her performance and make her take a vacation while she hops on a world tour.

It took a lot of mental preparation for the actress to land in the emboldening role of Mrs, Maisel and we expect this journey to be extended far ahead.

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Here is an entire dating timeline of Lily-Rose Depp! Who are the people she has dated over the years?

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The pair – who were first rumored to have struck up a romantic relationship in late 2018 – have a lot in common, whether it’s their performances in Netflix’s The King and love of wearing designer clothes on the red carpet, or bilingual tongues.

Born in France, Chanel brand ambassador and muse Depp is the eldest child of US actor Johnny Depp and singer Vanessa Paradis and regularly speaks fluent French in interviews.

 

Meanwhile, 23-year-old Chalamet is US-born, with an American mother and French father, and isn’t afraid to show off French-speaking skills, as seen in his tear-inducing performance in the Oscar-winning film Call Me By Your Name.

The pair were notoriously coy about their romance. At this year’s Golden Globes, Timothée was quizzed on his relationship with Lily by Access host Lilliana Vazquez. While he refused to comment, he couldn’t hide his smile at the mention of his girlfriend. However, the duo hasn’t been seen together since and we’ve had a trawl of their respective social media accounts and couldn’t find any concrete evidence that they’re shacked up together during isolation.

Nominated for best supporting actor in Beautiful Boy, Chalamet is asked on the red carpet at the Golden Globes about his relationship status but dodges the questions. When he’s specifically asked whether he plans to meet up with Depp post-show he answered, “I’m here with my mom.”

The couple makes their red-carpet debut at the Venice Film Festival. First, they attend a photocall and later promote The King on the red carpet. Chalamet wore a satin Haider Ackermann suit, while Depp opted for a dusty-pink Chanel strapless number. While there was no evident PDA, the photos capture them smiling and gazing into each other’s eyes.

 

According to a report by Us Weekly on April 25, Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp have broken up after over a year of dating (and kissing on boats). Chalamet was reportedly referred to as single in the May issue of British Vogue.

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