The Friday 6/24/2022

Austin Butler: Elvis (Warner Bros.)

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

Elvis. “A showbizzy Passion Play stuffed with sequins.”

I have a new episode of “The Music and the Movies,” this one a “Movie Dance Party.” My previous handful of shows had been rather downbeat in subject, so it was time to collect some frug-able selections from movies about house parties and club visits. Faves from the likes of Animal House, Boogie Nights, Lovers Rock, plus a chance to talk about a scene from the 1981 film Strange Behavior that has stuck in my mind for years. Listen here; the show will vanish online in a couple of weeks, so act now.