Song of the Day #4,996: ‘It’s Your Thing’ – Emilia Jones, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, CODA Choir

Continuing my personal 2021 Oscar rundown, today I’m focusing on the women I would recognize for Best Actress.

This was another crowded field to winnow down, and I’ll start by acknowledging some great performances that didn’t make the cut: Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza), Rachel Sennot (Shiva Baby), and Tessa Thompson (Passing).

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Song of the Day #3,127: ‘To Find You’ – Sing Street

sing_streetSing Street climbed up my top ten list following my second viewing, ultimately landing in the #2 spot. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that in a difficult 2016 the two films I loved most were about young people discovering their inner strength and breaking free from society’s shackles.

And both featured some kick-ass music as well.

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