Elsewhere This Week: Horror With Training Wheels and Spectrum Culture

At Guts and Grog Reviews, the epic Horror With Training Wheels theme week continues, including my post on the 1983 Disney kid-oriented horror flick Something Wicked This Way Comes. Check it out to learn more about my (possibly imaginary) love affair with Jonathan Pryce, eight-legged Freudian secrets, plus you’ll find out which Mayberry, R.F.D. alum had a tiny but pivotal role in the film.

Okay, it wasn’t pivotal, but it was tiny.

Also this week, my review of Hong Sang-soo’s most recent film In Another Country, starring Isabelle Huppert and Kwon Hae-hyo. It’s a deceptively light film, on the surface merely three barely-connected tales by a young screenwriter looking to calm her nerves, but it soon gives way to a perceptive look at the writing process and the perils of love and communication.

Spectrum Culture is also running a Best Comedic Performances feature, currently up to the 1950s with prior articles on the 1940s and 1930s. It’s a fun series, and a few of the blurbs are by yours truly.

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  1. “Mother says that weekly church attendance is not only good for the soul, it might even help my nasal condition,” observes Howard, in between choruses of Nearer My God to Thee

    • Poor Jack. I think he must have had to sneak on to the set for the church scene because he really was one of those characters who are given a couple things to say only because Robards needed an adult to talk to at that moment. The woman to the left of Robards looks very familiar to me, too.

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