Reviews I wrote for the Herald this week, and more.
Black Swan. “Ridiculous claptrap of a particularly lively kind.”
The Tourist. “They aren’t the kind of couple you’re dying to see get together by the end of the picture.”
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. “Gamely keeping up with the creator’s whims.”
White Material. “Mysterious surfaces.”
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. “This is the old, weird Santa of folklore, a lump-of-coal creep who kidnaps children and tortures them.”
Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields. “Some very stupid online writers decided Merritt’s musical tastes were too Caucasian, or something.”
On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talked with Steve Scher about “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” the 1969 True Grit‘s Oscar win, and the Eighties website. Listen here; the movie bit kicks in at the 15:30 mark.
Today’s Eighties movie over at What a Feeling!: Distant Voices, Still Lives.
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