Rina Sawayama - Hold the Girl

A lot of the reviews don't mention Rina - although there's been almost unanimous praise from those that do.

I'm seeing it anyway because I enjoyed the first three, but if one person was my entire selling point and said person was eighth billed in a film lasting nearly three hours, I'm not sure I'd bother.
 
I'm loving the new song, but I'm a little sad it wasn't a cover of this classic:


Also, the John Wick movies are really good, I recommend them. Keanu is electric.
 
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Just had to post that's she's absolutely incredible in the latest John Wick film as someone who has seen the other three like 5+ times each. Excited about

the clear intention to have her be a bigger part of the series going forward, especially with the post-credits scene in mind.

Yes she has about 10 minutes or so, is a total bad-ass, and has one full fight scene alongside Keanu.

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Just had to post that's she's absolutely incredible in the latest John Wick film as someone who has seen the other three like 5+ times each. Excited about

the clear intention to have her be a bigger part of the series going forward, especially with the post-credits scene in mind.

Yes she has about 10 minutes or so, is a total bad-ass, and has one full fight scene alongside Keanu.

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Slaying!
 
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Talks of a fifth John Wick film aren’t in the works, for now, and Sawayama is gearing up to go back onstage for more shows with her Hold the Girl tour. It’s a chance for her to delve deeper into storytelling as performance. “I wish I’d taken more time, even six months, to nail down the creative storytelling for this second album,” she says. “I care a lot about looking hot, but what makes me happy is looking like an old salaryman, like in 'Bad Friend,' or a weird robot with a wig on.” On tour, she does her own makeup to ground herself before performing.

The worldwide tour for this album — which touches on queer identity, familial belonging, and Asian cultural dynamics — has been fun for Sawayama, but with hard lessons learned. “The second album was the first time that I felt like people just don’t like me," she says. "That might come from the queer community, from the Asian community. And I’m part of the community. Why aren’t you supporting me? But it happens. So now, I don’t read a single review. I don’t watch them. I film my shows on a GoPro and study them, but I don’t [pay attention to] what people have to say about my music or my live shows.” Or, it seems, her politics, her queerness, fundamental things about who or how she loves.

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https://www.allure.com/story/rina-sawayama-cover-interview
 
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