Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Michael Deserved Best Actor Honors


As the year comes to a close, IndieWire's, David Ehrlich, boldly wrote a fascinatingly complimentary Best Actor article on Michael Fassbender's brilliant work as androids David and Walter in Alien Covenant, and its predecessor, Prometheus. As the year end critics circles announce their nominations and winners of the year, it's been disheartening to see that Michael's work, which won so much praise earlier this summer, was not remembered. I'm just so happy to see this wonderful article dissect Michael's work so minutely and point out areas of greatness about his performance that even I overlooked.

Here is just a highlight from this article, you can read the full article at this link.

But while Fassbender’s remarkable double turn might be a bit too strange for the accolades it deserves, the impact of these twin portrayals will reverberate in all directions for years to come. In fact, it wouldn’t be overstating the case to say that the nuance and conviction of his performances in this film refocus Ridley Scott’s ongoing prequel series, justify its existence, and fascinatingly complicate the sci-fi masterpiece that first launched this franchise into orbit. A Best Actor trophy wouldn’t be sufficient for what Fassbender accomplishes here.

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