No applause needed: Music takes center-stage at Billboard Music Awards at pandemic-era celebration
The music must go on.Nearly seven months after its intended date, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards arrived at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles Wednesday night for an intimate, applause-less, highly unusual but still electrifying party.“A weird time for everybody,” noted singer-songwriter Post Malone, when he accepted the award for top male artist.“It’s so bizarre to see nobody in the audience here,” he added.Malone was the big winner, taking home nine trophies.Hosted for the third consecutive year by Kelly Clarkson, the pandemic-era celebration of the business of music brought the stars, the gl...
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Movie review: Hallucinatory 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' one of Charlie Kaufman's strangest films to date
Writer/director Charlie Kaufman, the brain behind “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Adaptation.” and “Being John Malkovich,” became a Hollywood darling for his willingness to stretch the limits of storytelling. But while his weird and whimsical style broke the rules and taunted tradition, his screenplays always excavated unexpected nuggets of truth and beauty. In his directorial efforts, Kaufman has even further expanded the boundaries of cinematic storytelling, creating something like philosophical theater that utilizes the flexibility of cinema to muse on identity, aging, life, death...
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