Posts Tagged: Kevin Courrier

More on Nashville‘s Brilliant Prescience

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If you enjoyed Amanda Shubert’s recent Rumpus interview with singer, songwriter, actress, and Nashville star Ronee Blakley, you should definitely take a look at this essay about the film’s new Criterion Collection release. Written by Shubert’s Critics at Large colleague Kevin Courrier, it delves deep into many of the issues Blakley discussed in her interview, particularly […]

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Do We Really Need Another Self Portrait?

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A few months ago, we sang the praises of Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde with an essay from Helena Fitzgerald. This month, CBS Records is releasing bootlegs/session tracks from a different, much less beloved Dylan album: Self Portrait. Kevin Courrier has some thoughts on why Another Self Portrait could be what the original wasn’t and what it (perhaps unintentionally) tells […]

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Why Baseball Movies Usually Strike Out

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From Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s “Casey at the Bat” to Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding, there’s something about baseball stories that captures our imaginations. Have baseball movies done the same? Maybe, but with much less artistic integrity, argues Kevin Courrier in a Critics at Large post about baseball movies in general and this year’s 42 in particular. A […]

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