I *almost* wish that the bracket had been different, because I feel like a better fight would've been August v. She-Devil and Adaptation v. Kramer. Stylistically, Meryl's performance in August is actually closer to what she does in She-Devil: unhinged, unrated, self-indulgent. It's Big Dick Energy but with a most womanly rage, fermented in years of resentment and handed a cocktail of bourbon and Xanax. This is Big Acting, and it's done right.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY