The Friday 11/19/2021

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

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

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? “Koberidze’s film is my idea of why cinema exists.”

I have a new episode of my radio show, “The Music and the Movies,” this week: 70s Neo-Noir. We listen to the moods of Chinatown, The Long Goodbye, Night Moves, and other re-imaginings of noir. Produced by Voice of Vashon.

Also still up: movies and music and Paris.

Scarecrow Academy, the online discussion series presented by Scarecrow Video in Seattle, concludes its semester on “The Art in Noir: Film Noir and the Director,” on Saturday, 11/20, at 2 pm Pacific Time, with a conversation about Ivan Passer’s 1981 film Cutter’s Way. It’s free, via Zoom – join us, hmm? I intro the thing below:

Three vintage reviews posted this week at my other blog, What a Feeling!: Denys Arcand’s Jesus of Montreal, an arthouse hit from Canada by way of the gospels; Laszlo Pal’s Journey to Spirit Island, a kids’ adventure shot in the San Juan Islands; and Eric Weston’s The Iron Triangle, a Vietnam-from-the-North-perspective with Beau Bridges and Haing S. Ngor.