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5.15.11
Famed Spiritual Teacher to Speak on Nonviolence
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5.12.11
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5.8.11
[MUSIC REVIEW] Avalon Quartet in Close Encounters at Mahaiwe
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[FILM REVIEW] Bill Cunningham New York
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FILM REVIEW: Crazy Heart

2.11.10


Crazy Heart

Directed by Scott Cooper

Starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall, and Colin Farrell


by Seth Rogovoy


Youíve seen this film about a washed-up superstar battling for spiritual, commercial, and romantic redemption before, when it starred Kris Kristofferson in A Star Is Born (whom Jeff Bridges veritably channels), Robert Duvall (who appears here in a different role) in Tender Mercies, and Bob Dylan in Hearts of Fire.


But youíve never seen as realistic and nuanced a portrayal of the lead role as Jeff Bridges gives here, nor as powerful and credible a performance by Maggie Gyllenhaal as the leadís seeming last hope for salvation. Plus the musicís never been better, what with T Bone Burnett handling those chores.


Seth Rogovoy is Berkshire Livingís award-winning editor-in-chief and cultural critic.





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