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  • Yes, Sister Jamison Connelly is a foul-mouthed, tough-talking dame with a heart of brass-plated gold, and yes, Ms. Turner's Janie-One-Note performance is so thickly mannered as to suggest that the producers of "High" have engaged a Kathleen Turner robot instead of the real thing.

    Turner, in Her Usual Role

  • But in doing so, Stephan Elliott (who wrote and directed the movie) and Allan Scott (who collaborated on the book) have leached out every bit of sentiment from the film, replacing it with brass-plated showbiz pseudo-feeling.

    Choking on Sequins

  • Nine distinctly industrial engine stands – here meticulously brass-plated – hold aloft not so much illuminations of religious renewal as some kind of embodiment of collective loss, a series of uprooted and half burnt-out olive trees.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • Gladys Ramirez shines no less brightly as Veronica, the foul-mouthed working-class babe whose brass-plated charms set Mr. Guirgis's farce-style plot in motion.

    Into the (Spot)light

  • “Thanks, Mrs. Winstead,” I said, picking up her name from the brass-plated sign on her desk.

    Lifted

  • The coast seems clear, and I edge my way up to the store's brass-plated doors; they're locked, and won't open until ten o'clock.

    At the Brooks Brothers Hip Hop Summit

  • “Thanks, Mrs. Winstead,” I said, picking up her name from the brass-plated sign on her desk.

    Lifted

  • “Thanks, Mrs. Winstead,” I said, picking up her name from the brass-plated sign on her desk.

    Lifted

  • “Thanks, Mrs. Winstead,” I said, picking up her name from the brass-plated sign on her desk.

    Lifted

  • Dr. Laura is a 24 karat, raw gum, brass-plated hypocrite.

    Dr. Laura is not a hypocrite...

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