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Aftersun, Poker Face, and Andrea Riseborough

Looking back and stumbling forward, plus why the 'To Leslie' Best Actress nomination is fine

We discuss Aftersun and Poker Face, a film and a series that use perspective to conceal and reveal pieces of the puzzle.

04:44 The father-daughter drama Aftersun, available VOD, is a feat of subtle, naturalistic acting.

20:38 Poker Face, streaming on Peacock, is an utterly fun “howcatchem” procedural.

33:31 Plus, culture notes about Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar nomination and what does (and does not) set it apart from other awards campaigns.


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