Gwen Ihnat
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Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.
12/10/19
12:57 PM
10

My favorite thing about James Frain is the absolute delight he takes in reveling in a character’s fucked-upedness. Franklin Mott was an absolute monster on True Blood, but Frain played him with such joyful gusto. And I can’t see Frain without hearing him introduce himself as “Ferrrrdinaaaand” in Orphan Black. Read more

12/10/19
12:19 PM
6

I’m so glad The Cape was talked about, and The Lone Ranger! Reindeer Games was the first of his work that I had seen.

12/10/19
10:05 AM
9

I love it when you see an actor in two very different roles in quick succession. It really gives you a feel for their range. And Ferdinand to Sarek... wow. This guy’s great.

12/9/19
2:05 PM
19

I don’t think the show is going to turn on Midge; this is an Amy Sherman-Palladino production - the Gilmore Girls were the two biggest jerks in Stars Hollow, and the show expected us to love them. 

12/6/19
9:18 PM
1

no idea how this lumpy unfriendly Disqusy message board works best, so just posting here. Gwen, you’ve been a trooper, thanks for your recaps.

I also had schizo feelings for this show, one brought one from the drop in excellence from the first season(s) to the latter, and one watching excellent actors rise above Read more

12/6/19
4:22 PM
14

I actually enjoyed this more than last week. Except for that iffy first episode it’s been a really entertaining series.

12/5/19
9:00 AM
4

Loved the bit about Orson Welles. Of course, at her age she might not have known everything that he was doing behind the scenes, but it definitely means something to hear her say he wasn’t running things while they were being filmed.

12/5/19
8:23 AM
5

When one of her movies came out, all the little girls in my class suddenly adopted pig tails and pinafores. 

12/5/19
8:21 AM
6

This is a wonderful interview and such a lovely surprise. For me the ‘33 Little Women is about the best you can get, with Jean Parker’s performance being one of the main reasons why, but if anyone was ever able to make the role her own it was Margaret O’Brien. 

12/1/19
4:00 PM
4

Thank you for including “In the Wee Small Hours”...I never considered this a concept album, but now do. It is an amazing album, and if the opening (title) song doesn’t kick you right in the gut, you have no heart. I was never a huge Frank Sinatra fan, despite growing up with “Sundays with Sinatra” every weekend, but Read more

11/30/19
11:59 PM
6

Quite frankly, “What’s your least favorite concept album” would also have lead to some pretty interesting responses.

11/24/19
10:49 PM
25

I’m really glad the task of reviewing this show here falls on Joelle, who’s been doing a stellar job at it. Can’t think of any of the usual reviewers here who would’ve been a better fit.