Song of the Day #5,011: ‘Aline’ – Jarvis Cocker

Continuing the countdown of my favorite 2021 movies…

Best Films of 2021
#2 – The French Dispatch

I understand why a lot of people have trouble engaging with Wes Anderson’s films. The fast pace, obsessive attention to detail, overly formal camerawork, deadpan dialogue, all of it. I get it.

But I am happily immune from that aversion. On the contrary, I soak up every fastidious minute of his movies with rapturous glee.

And so, when Anderson releases a movie in The French Dispatch that fans and detractors alike describe as “the most Wes Anderson film yet,” you can bet your ass I’m onboard.

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Song of the Day #4,997: ‘I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)’ – Grace Jones

Continuing my personal 2021 Oscar rundown, today I’m focusing on the men I would recognize for Best Supporting Actor.

Again, I have five runners-up who wold make fine nominees in their own right. Those are David Alvarez (West Side Story), Robin De Jesus (Tick, Tick… Boom!), Coleman Domingo (Zola), Mike Faist (West Side Story), and Ciaran Hinds (Belfast).

And the nominees are…

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