The Seasoned Ticket #119

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection.

Movies opening nearabouts, in one way or another. This week I thought I’d do a grab-bag catch-up. Read More

The Seasoned Ticket #118

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection.

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Scarecrow Radio Episode 9

THIS WEEK ON SCARECROW RADIO: Ben and Darcy are joined by a friend of the show, Malakie, for a look back at our favorite watches of 2020!

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Pushed Back Upon Myself: Nina Menkes’ Queen of Diamonds (1991)

by Sage Cruser

Nina Menkes’ Queen of Diamonds (1991) is among the best films I’ve watched this year. At its conclusion, I’m left with a sensorial reeling unlike any I’ve experienced with other films. That’s something to at least attempt to write about, although I’m sure I’ll fall short of all that could and should be expressed – my certainty here stemming from the fact that in many ways, I find the experience of watching it comparable to when I wake up from a nap on a sweltering afternoon and can’t quite manage to orient myself for the rest of the day; remnants of my dreams still linger in my mind, popping up at unexpected moments and luring me back. Comparable, of course, only if that groggy haze includes some of the most beautiful images I’ve ever seen and leaves my jaw hanging open in something akin to awe but perhaps closer to mystification.

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New Releases for December 22!

Andrew Bujalski, Miranda July, gas-thieving and gaslighting, post-war love stories, exploitation and consequences of “the Devil’s weed,” Nic Cage and Tony Jaa in a martial arts movie, and more.

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