The Friday 8/6/2021

Zazie Beetz: Nine Days (Michael Cole/Sony Pictures Classics)

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

Nine Days. “The film’s pre-ordained design, and the hopelessly sentimental climax, left me unmoved.”

We had a re-run (I mean a Special Encore Presentation) of “The Music and the Movies” this week, so if you missed it the first time, you can catch up to the episode about music associated with the films of Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte.

And you can still listen to the episode on the accordion in film, which has caused such a sensation in cultural discourse. And you never know what else you might find on the M&M page. All produced by Voice of Vashon.

At my other website, What a Feeling!, we have three more vintage 1980s reviews: Lou Adler’s Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, the cult rock musical with Diane Lane and Laura Dern; Robert M. Young’s Triumph of the Spirit, an Auschwitz film with Willem Dafoe; and Juzo Itami’s A Taxing Woman’s Return, the sequel to his hit satire.