Children’s Film Festival Seattle Director Kendra Ann Sherrill shares her Top Ten Picks for Fantasy Family Films!
by Kendra Ann Sherrill
Step into a world of fantasy and fairytale with this list of my top picks for fantasy family films! As I am getting geared up for the 18th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle, happening February 3-12, 2023, I find myself with fantasy films on the brain — after all, this year’s festival theme is fantasy and fairytale! While this genre includes hundreds of fantastical films, these few flicks have a little extra sparkle that puts them above the rest for me personally.
Scarecrow’s Best of 2022!
We’re proud to introduce Scarecrow’s top video releases of 2022. The staff got together and voted on our favorite films from last year that have made it to physical media. Enjoy the list and check out the full section next time you come by the store!
1. EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
2. Tie — DUNE and TOP GUN: MAVERICK
3. Jackass Forever
5. Licorice Pizza
The Seasoned Ticket #208
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.
Scarecrow Academy Zeigeist ’23: The Overlooked Films of 2022
The Overlooked Movies of 2022
Thursday, January 26 @ 7:00PM PT
A lecture-discussion hosted by Robert Horton
You know about last year’s blockbusters, you’ve heard about the critics’ award-winners, you’ve endured the Oscar buzz. In this free online Zeitgeist ‘23! talk, we pick a crop of 2022 films unfairly overlooked by the hypemeisters. Film critic Robert Horton promises a varied selection of titles, rumored to include at least one droll indie comedy, a superbly directed paranoid thriller by a first-time filmmaker, and a harrowing period piece on a hot-button topic. We’re also looking forward to hearing your nominations for overlooked movies, so be ready to make your case!
CUTIE HONEY and CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER are Unstreamable
Unstreamable is a column where Jas Keimig and Chase Burns recommend movies and TV shows you can’t watch on major streaming services in the United States. We post on Wednesdays 😊
CHASE: Hideaki Anno’s Shin Ultraman comes out in US theaters today (subbed today, dubbed tomorrow, then that’s it), and while fans definitely know about Anno’s Shin Godzilla, they’re probably less aware of his 2004 franchise reinterpretation, Cutie Honey. We jump into that one first this week.
JAS: And we’re serving up pure melancholy for our second pick, Joan Micklin Silver’s Chilly Scenes of Winter. Nothing like the cold to reflect on your absolute broken heart over the One That Got Away…
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