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The Singer: Crazy Heart

Jeff Bridges shines, sings, and pukes as Bad Blake in Crazy Heart, the film that will win him his first Oscar. I saw the film a bit later than I would have liked to, but was not disappointed. The only films from 2009 I enjoyed more were Inglorious Basterds and The Hurt Locker, which are now Best Picture and Director contenders at the 82nd Academy Awards. (This film, unfortunately, is not, and I’ll go on the record in saying it’s been snubbed, especially considering The Blind Side somehow got a nod.) Set against the evening redness of the American Southwest, the movie takes us through the bowling alleys, motels, and bars that make up Bad’s life and eventually lead him to Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who makes him realize he’s after more than just the next bottle of McClure’s Whiskey. Continue reading

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