Friday Recap 10/29/21

Friday Recap 10/29/21

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The Tuesday Thread was open to all this week, the better to hear your stories of The Horror Movie That Messed You Up. A really fun discussion with lots of freaked-out memories, and it’s not too late to join in.

The Tuesday Thread: Halloween Edition

On Thursday, for paying subscribers, I went long on the six late-50s Westerns starring Randolph Scott and directed by Budd Boetticher that helped transition the genre from studio-era fantasy to New Hollywood realism. (Or you could just rent “The Tall T” or “Comanche Station” and see what I mean.)

Classics of the Week: The Ranown Westerns
The Nut Graf: The six Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott Westerns that are leaving the Criterion Channel in a few days (but are still available elsewhere) are A-level B movies: Taut, mature, intensely satisfying.

For Friday I had some … thoughts about Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” (premiering in theaters) and urged readers to get their souls stirred by the gospel documentary “How They Got Over” (in theaters and virtual screenings.)

New Release Friday: Dollybirds & Gospel Kings
The Nut Graf: “Last Night in Soho” (in theaters) is a time-shifting Swinging London thriller that goes from very sweet to awfully sour (**1/2 stars out of ****). The music documentary “How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and the Road to Rock & Roll” (in theaters and virtual screenings) is a mighty cloud of joy. (***1/2 stars out of ****)

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