The Friday 10/1/2021

Issey Takahashi, Yû Aoi: Wife of a Spy (Kino Lorber)

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

Wife of a Spy/I’m Your Man.

Join us tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 2, at 2 pm Pacific Time via Zoom, for the first session in an eight-week course of Scarecrow Academy, the online discussion group presented by Seattle’s Scarecrow Video. This semester is devoted to “The Art in Noir: Film Noir and the Director Part 2,” where we pick up with more titles from the shadowy world of noir (and, this time, neo-noir). It’s free, and we begin with a consideration of Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place (1950), starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame. See the Scarecrow Academy page for more info, and go ahead and watch my video intro.

A couple of vintage reviews for my other blog, What a Feeling!, posted this week: Paul Bartel’s Eating Raoul, a hit indie black comedy with Bartel and Mary Woronov; and Bertrand Tavernier’s A Week’s Vacation, a thoughtful vehicle for Nathalie Baye.