The Friday (11/13/2020)

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Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan: Ammonite (NEON)

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

Ammonite. “Mucus drips from the tip of Charlotte’s cold nose as she excitedly muscles a large rock out of the mud; you could hardly have a better measure of her journey from corseted wife to elbow-deep partner in discovery.”

Join us for another online session of Scarecrow Academy’s “The Art in Horror: Horror and the Director,” this week focusing on Antonia Bird’s 1999 film Ravenous. We’ll convene at 2 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, November 14; check the link at the Scarecrow Academy page to register for the free class. Oh, and I introduce the movie below.

At Parallax View we wrap up the 2000 Eyes project; my contribution this week is a review of Terence Davies’ The House of Mirth.

At my other blog, What a Feeling!, behold five more reviews from the 1980s: of Sollace Mitchell’s Call Me, a neo-noir with Patricia Charbonneau; Glenn Jordan’s Mass Appeal, a cutesy-priest movie with Jack Lemmon; Don Shebib’s The Climb, a mountain-climbing picture; Ken Cameron’s The Good Wife, an Aussie drama of lust with Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, and Sam Neill; and Ron Howard’s Gung Ho, a Michael Keaton comedy I was way too easy on.