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#BestOf 2013 – Top 100 Songs (101-76)

101-MARIAH CAREY FEAT. MIGUEL
#Beautiful
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We begin our annual countdown of the year’s favourite songs with the symbolic 101 position, traditionally reserved for a guilty pleasure left at the gates of our chart. In 2013 this honour goes to Mariah Carey in totally unexpected good song shocker with the hashtagged #Beautiful’; although is the trendy R&B star Miguel who deserves a big part of the credit.

Tuareg guitar players; R&B bombshells; acid rappers and returning vocal icons from the 90’s march hand by hand in the first part of our tracks of the year. Find out who made the cut here Read the rest of this entry »

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2009 The Year In Movies: 3-Drama


THE BURNING PLAIN (Guillermo Arriaga)

A look at this year’s Sundance winners and the backlog of US independent films awaiting international release makes us believe dramas are prevailing among 2009 cinematographic offer.

Of Imminent arrival is Guillermo Arriaga’s debut as a director, “The Burning Plain”. Arriaga was the screenplay partner of Alejandro Gonzalez-Iñarritu (“Amores Perros”; “Babel”) but after famously splitting up with the Mexican film-maker, he decided to swap roles. His first project, also self-penned, shows again his trademark multiple stories in multiple geographical locations with a final link style. Kim Basinger and Charlize Theron figure on its cast. However, and regardless of the brilliant standard of his work in the past, this directorial debut received mixed reviews in Berlin.

Not only writers want to turn into directors, some actors also will take the lead, among them Samantha Morton. The Academy Award nominee British actress will debut with “The Unloved”, a view of the UK’s care system for orphans and children in danger, from the perspective of one of them. Little else is known so far. Read the rest of this entry »

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