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April 8, 2019

#BlockbusterBeat by Daniel Gorman Film

Gloria Bell | Sebastian Lelio

April 8, 2019

Sometimes the determination between an actor’s successful and unsuccessful work comes down to context, like the ensemble of actors surrounding them, and sometimes it’s about the writing. But some movie stars simply ‘are,’ and one responds to their presence. We tend to value physical manifestations of effort, like weight gain and loss, or difficult layers of makeup or prosthetics, wherein the obvious discomfort connotes importance, a ‘look what I did for this part’ gesture. All of which is to say that Julianne…

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#KickingtheCanon by Jonathan Keefe Music

Emmylou Harris | Roses in the Snow

Emmylou Harris’ first four studio albums all stuck to an eclectic formula that allowed her to establish her bona fides as the premier interpretive vocalist of her generation. What those early albums lacked, though, was a sense of focus. Harris’s eclecticism cut against her…

April 8, 2019
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