Song of the Day #5,004: ‘Father and Daughter’ – Antonio Pinto

Continuing the countdown of my favorite 2021 movies…

Best Films of 2021
#7 – Nine Days

Nine Days, the feature length debut by writer-director Edson Oda, is one of the most promising introductions to a new filmmaker I’ve seen in years.

Set in a mundane purgatory where arbiters decide which souls can go on to inhabit human bodies, this film has the profundity of Pixar’s Soul minus the silly business with the cat.

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Song of the Day #1,274: ‘Father and Daughter’ – Paul Simon

When I wrote yesterday that I never revisit Paul Simon’s Surprise, I left out one major exception.

‘Father and Daughter,’ the album’s closing track, first turned up on the soundtrack to The Wild Thornberrys Movie before finding a home on Simon’s own album. I suspect he considered it too good a song to relegate to a soundtrack album from a little-seen kids films.

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