The Friday 5/14/2021

Baran Rasoulof, Mohammad Seddighimehr: There Is No Evil (Kino Lorber)

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

There Is No Evil. “In all of its segments, the movie lets you breathe, and finds a way to allow the passage of time become slightly uncanny.”

Listen to my latest episode of “The Music and the Movies,” which is called “Coen Brothers Jukebox.” I play songs the Coens have used and talk about why their choices are so very Coenesque. That’s online at Voice of Vashon for the next week or so.

The previous episode, which look at the Beat movement in film, is still online through the weekend. That’s here.

Three vintage 1980s reviews this week at my other website, What a Feeling! I think I might do three a week for a while – after posting over 900 reviews, I’m starting to run thin. Check these pieces on: Savage Steve Holland’s How I Got Into College, a flat college comedy with a good cast of character actors; Mario Camus’ The Holy Innocents, a Cannes prizewinner and a significant hit in Spain; and Chris Columbus’s Heartbreak Hotel, with David Keith as Elvis and a rare Tuesday Weld sighting.