The Friday 4/23/2021

Joel Fry, Hayley Squires: In the Earth (courtesy Neon)

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

In the Earth. “This is the kind of movie you go along with because you enjoy the genre conventions—or you don’t.”

My latest episode of “The Music and the Movies,” a radio show produced by Voice of Vashon, is online and available. The subject this week is the five Best Score Oscar nominees for this year; I play my favorite cuts from the soundtracks of Soul, Mank, Minari, Da Five Bloods, and News of the World. Listen to the Oscar show here.

Meanwhile, still online until at least Saturday night at midnight is my show on music associated with the films of Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte. Then on Sunday 4/25 at 7 p.m., the new episode drops, this one about music from this year’s other Oscar-nominated (or in some cases, not) movies.

More vintage 1980s reviews this week at my other website, What a Feeling! To wit: B.W.L. Norton’s Three for the Road, a road-movie romance with Charlie Sheen; Steven Okazaki’s Living on Tokyo Time, a likable low-budget indie from an Oscar-winning documentary maker; Frank Perry’s Hello Again, a Shelley Long vehicle with a Lazarus twist; Andre Techine’s Scene of the Crime, with Catherine Deneuve in excellent form; and Gillian Armstrong’s High Tide, a fine reunion of director, actress (Judy Davis), and continent (Australia).