The Write Stuff


This week I wrote a piece for the Daily Herald in which I give myself a send-off from the paper’s movie-reviewing duties after 36 and a half years.

You can read that here.

I will be continuing to write about film. Here’s a piece in my Seasoned Ticket series for the Scarecrow Video blog, on the zany new Brazilian film Bacurau, which opens today in Seattle.

Our Scarecrow Academy series, “The Art in Horror,” will go on hiatus because of the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. We will not gather on Saturdays for at least the near future, but plan to re-schedule the remaining dates.

The 1980s reviews continue to issue forth at What a Feeling! This week’s choices are Bille August’s Oscar-winning Pelle the Conqueror, with a great performance from the late Max von Sydow; William Richert’s A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, featuring the first true lead role for River Phoenix; Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins’ Warning Sign, a forgotten but quite decent virus-panic picture; and Michael Radford’s colonial murder tale, White Mischief.