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Podcast: The United States vs Billie Holiday / Days of Heaven – Episode 419

Podcast: The United States vs Billie Holiday / Days of Heaven – Episode 419

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we discuss the Lee Daniels’ film The United States vs Billie Holiday and continue our Terrence Malick Movie Series with his 1978 film Days of Heaven!

It’s appropriate that we discussed The United States vs Billie Holiday this week off the heels of the 2021 Golden Globes where its star Andra Day surprised many by winning Best Actress. It was a wonderful moment and a deserved win. We, of course, talk about her performance in the review, but we also talk about the Golden Globes and how wild of a show it was. It’s also a good week any time you get to talk Terrence Malick, and boy did we have fun talking Days of Heaven.

On that note, check out this week’s show and let us know what you think in the comment section. Thanks for listening and for supporting the InSession Film Podcast!

– Movie Review: The United States vs Billie Holiday (4:56)
Director: Lee Daniels
Writers: Suzan-Lori Parks (screenplay by), Johann Hari (based on the book “Chasing the Scream” by)
Stars: Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund

– Notes / 2021 Golden Globes (40:46)

As noted above, for our discussion segment we talked about this year’s Golden Globes and the chaos that unfolded over the course of the show. The HFPA doesn’t care about prognostication and they love to upend expectations. This year was no different as there were several surprises that made for a fun night. Additionally, there were moments of great sincerity that was equally satisfying. So, it was a joyous conversation.

RELATED: Listen to Episode 413 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed our Top 10 Movies of 2020!

Terrence Malick Movie Series: Days of Heaven (1:05:10)
Director: Terrence Malick
Writers: Terrence Malick
Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard

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– Music

Strange Fruit – Andra Day
Oltremare – Ludovico Einaudi
Days of Heaven – Ennio Morricone
The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 419

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InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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