Links to reviews I wrote this week for the Herald, and etc.
The Bourne Legacy. “Potent.”
Hope Springs. “You might want to think twice about taking mom.”
The Campaign. “How can this movie possibly compete with the cascade of craziness that comes squawking out of cable news every day?”
Red Lights. “Little logical forward motion.”
On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about how satire like The Campaign falls short of the real-life absurdities, plus a few thoughts on Marvin Hamlisch. The talk is archived here; the movie segment begins at the 18:30 mark.
One week from now: August 17 brings another installment of Framing Pictures, a monthly event aimed at encouraging movie talk. At 5 p.m. at the Northwest Film Forum, film critics Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy, and I will discuss movies, including upcoming repertory events in Seattle. It’s free, and beer and wine is available for purchase. Read more here.
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