The Friday 12/31/2021

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

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

Top Ten of 2021. It’s provisional, given the weird year and the fact that I still haven’t seen a bunch of things. Here it is in list form, for the record:

  1. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? (Aleksander Koberidze)
  2. Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  3. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  4. Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  5. The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)
  6. Herr Bachmann and His Class (Maria Speth)
  7. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Radu Jude)
  8. The Velvet Underground (Todd Haynes)
  9. The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier)

I include also-rans in the article.

I’ve got two new radio episodes of “The Music and the Movies” to catch up with. The current go is movie music related to New Year’s Eve.

And you’ve got a few days left to hear “West Side Stories,” in which I listen to the two film versions, and related music.

Last postings for 2021 at my other blog, What a Feeling!: reviews of Christopher Frank’s Year of the Jellyfish, a French film with Valerie Kaprisky doing a Bardot thing; and John Hughes’ Planes, Trains and Automobiles, which maybe needs no introduction.

2021? So long.