Titanic, however, is no soulless junket into techno-glop wizardry but rather a complex and radiant tale that essays both mankind's destructive arrogance and its noble endurance.
—thr staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Titanic': THR's 1997 Review,"19 Dec. 2017
That combination is perfectly suited to his Christmas Tree-O project, which sanguinely essays holiday themes—both classic and schmaltzy—with gusto and ardor.
—peter margasak, Chicago Reader, "Drummer Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O deftly walks the line between sincerity and kitsch with its stroll through holiday hits,"8 Dec. 2017
Daria channeled her struggle into a college admissions essay that talks about losing herself in literature to cope with moving from hotel room to hotel room after Sandy.
—megan friedman, Seventeen, "This Incredible Girl Bounced Back From a Hurricane to Get Into 7 Ivy League Schools,"20 Apr. 2015
Both Lively and Bilson opted for youthful, dressy shorts, while Chung essayed the season's maxi hemline.
—veronique hyland, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chanel Cruise 2012: Karl's Seaside Crossing,"9 May 2011
Macmillan doesn’t make W the easiest person to live with, and Brooke essays a lovably irritating presence.
—marcus crowder, sacbee.com, "Theater review: Breathe in the post-modern air of ‘Lungs’,"24 May 2017
Azais, who scored a Cesar award for his performance in 2014’s Love at First Fight (Les Combattants), here essays a coming-of-age transformation that essentially attempts to reunite Vincent with his mother.
—justin lowe, The Hollywood Reporter, "‘A Taste of Ink’ (‘Compte tes blessures’): Film Review | COLCOA 2017,"16 May 2017
Arthur Nikisch essayed one with the Leipzig Gewandhaus in 1919.
—david allen, New York Times, "A Long Party of Concerts to Celebrate Anton Bruckner,"13 Jan. 2017
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—ew staff, EW.com, "The Walking Dead,"29 June 2017
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