@kristenswig i know what you mean, and I sort of felt the same way after the first watch but I think for what’s essentially a performance comprised of one stunned close-up reaction shot after the other, she manages to imbue so much nuance/detail/humour into them as the film progresses (MUCH more so than Portman who I think tries harder but achieves less), and even though the film is so strenuously trying to do all her work for her it as a performance is much more active (and playful) in its distillation->putrefaction->destruction of “The Muse”/her own star persona than I noticed at first glance. I keep thinking about it as a Tom Cruisey star turn where, especially because she’s having to wrestle with such a non-character/vessel for Themes, she’s finally got a handle on modulating her Jennifer Lawrence™ charisma in surprising ways (which is made all the richer by how that feeds into what Daronofsky is already saying about fame etc).
Hi Lizard Queen, does a Saturn square Mercury make someone less "heard" ? Lately I've been feeling like nobody hears me when I talk, but I never speak super quietly or anything. It's really weird