Lady Call (This Week’s Movies)


Noemie Merlant, Adele Haenel: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Neon)

Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald, and etc.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire. “Brightly colored but also cool and crisp; you can feel the brisk sea air in its scenes of women striding along the coast.”

The Call of the Wild. “Kiddie fare, and not especially distinguished as that. But it does come to life when Ford and the other old wolves get their due.”

At What a Feeling!, more 1980s reviews posted this week: Jay Russell’s End of the Line, Peter Markle’s Bat 21, Eugene Corr’s Desert Bloom, and George Miller’s (but not that George Miller’s) The Man from Snowy River.

Tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at Scarecrow Video, we’ll continue with The Art in Horror: Horror and the Director, a series in Scarecrow Academy. The topic for the day is Carl Th. Dreyer’s Vampyr (1932), and the event is free.

Hard to Be a Girlhood (This Week’s Movies)

You Are Now In Arkandy: Aleksey German's Hard to Be a God

You Are Now In Arkanar: Aleksey German’s Hard to Be a God

Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald and Seattle Weekly, and etc.

Hard to Be a God. “Everybody else looks miserable too.” (In case of Herald paywall, Seattle Weekly link here.)

Girlhood. “How these girls are brightened by their shared experience.” (Weekly version here.)

Some Oscar predictions for the Herald, 32nd annual edition.

More Overlook podcasts coming soon; stay tuned.