The Friday 8/13/2021

Maja Ostaszewska: Never Gonna Snow Again (Kino Lorber)

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

Never Gonna Snow Again. “A thoroughly engaging little weirdie, made with great rigor and just the right measure of black humor.”

I’ve got a new episode of “The Music and the Movies” up and running, this one called “Jim Jarmusch Jukebox,” in which we consider the songs used by that director in his films – which often feature jukeboxes, as a matter of fact.

And still up for another few days is a show considering the music of films featuring Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte. Or if those links aren’t working as the shows disappear, check my Voice of Vashon page to see what’s happening.

Three vintage reviews posted this week at my other blog, What a Feeling!: Paul Bogart’s (and of course Harvey Fierstein’s) Torch Song Trilogy; Emir Kusturica’s Time of the Gypsies, from a time when that director seemed more acceptable than he does today; and Nancy Savoca’s True Love, one of the big indies from a time when “indie” was newly defining itself.