The Friday 4/30/2021

About Endlessness (courtesy Magnolia Pictures)

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

About Endlessness. “Life as a vague waiting zone. The unreality of it—the way snow doesn’t really look like snow in the film’s most enchanting sequence, but an artificial idea of snow—is well suited to these No Exit sketches.”

This week’s episode of my radio show “The Music and the Movies” is devoted to the film music that didn’t get nominated for Oscars this year. Stuff from First Cow, Lovers Rock, The Invisible Man, Emma., Tenet, One Night in Miami, etc. etc. Check it here.

Last week’s show, on the movies that were nominated for Best Score – including winner Soul – is here, at least until Sunday. Then on Sunday 5/2, the new one drops – at 7 p.m. on Voice of Vashon, and online thereafter for two weeks.

More ’80s reviews at What a Feeling!, including my vintage takes on films beginning with the letter O: Luis Puenzo’s Old Gringo, a literary adaptation with Jane Fonda, plus Gregory Peck as Ambrose Bierce; Garry Marshall’s Overboard, a Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell screwball comedy; Arthur Hiller’s Outrageous Fortune, featuring the unlikely pairing of Shelley Long and Bette Midler; Daniel Vigne’s One Woman or Two, a romcom with the (you got it) unlikely pairing of Gerard Depardieu and Sigourney Weaver; and a twofer recalling the time two animated behemoths opened on the same day, Disney’s Oliver and Company and Don Bluth’s The Land Before Time.