The Friday 1/21/2022

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

Bastards/Strayed (RIP Michel Subor and Gaspard Ulliel).

Hey, I’m giving my free talk for Humanities Washington online on Thursday, January 27, at 6:30 pm Pacific Time. It’s called “This Is the End: How Movies Prepared Us for the Apocalypse,” and I talk about doomsday movies that predicted our response during COVID-19. It’s more fun than that might sound. More description and a link to register here.

No new “Music and the Movies” radio show from me this week (got a big four-part opus coming up, please stay tuned), but you can hear, for a few days, repeats on The Film Noir Lounge (see photo above) and Happy Movie Songs.

Three reviews posted to my other website, What a Feeling!, this week: vintage takes on Hugh Hudson’s Lost Angels, a kids-in-trouble thing with a starring role for the Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz; Michel Deville’s La Lectrice, a good French oddity starring Miou-Miou; and Amy Heckerling’s Look Who’s Talking, a hit comedy with Bruce Willis as the voice of a wise-crackin’ baby. So you liked the 80s, did you?