The Friday (11/20/2020)

Carrie Coon, Jude Law: The Nest (IFC Films)

My review for the Scarecrow blog this week, and etc.

The Nest. “Everything is top-notch in this film, which maybe contributes to the sense that The Nest is just a little too perfectly executed somehow.”

We’ll be talking about Jordan Peele’s Get Out in this week’s Zoom session for Scarecrow Academy’s “The Art in Horror: Horror and the Director.” Check the Scarecrow Academy page for information on how to register for the free conversation, which happens tomorrow, Saturday November 21, at 2 p.m. Pacific Time. Also, my video intro of the movie is here:

More reviews from the 1980s at my other website, What a Feeling!, added this week: Peter Yates’s Eleni, with John Malkovich and a lead role for Kate Nelligan during her heyday; Steve Jodrell’s Shame, an Aussie Walking Tall with an ass-kicking role for Deborra-Lee Furness (the future Mrs. Hugh Jackman); Richard Benjamin’s The Money Pit, with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long; Istvan Szabo’s Hanussen, third in a trilogy with a spectacular Klaus Maria Brandauer; and a twofer review of Michael Winner’s Death Wish 3 and William Friedkin’s To Live and Die in L.A.