Links to reviews I wrote this week for the Herald, and etc.
Looper. “Every time you think it’s going to take the easy way out and settle for something conventional, it throws a curve.”
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. “Maybe it’s all right with the target audience that the cultural references here are closer to my high-school years than to the age of the Millennials. But it still seems odd.”
Won’t Back Down. “Exists only to advance a particular argument.”
Headshot. “A drifting, dreamlike manner that is not always easy to track.”
On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about the Innocence of Muslims trailer and imbroglio; the talk is archived here. The movie bit kicks in at the 16:10 mark.
The Seattle Channel has begun broadcasting the August installment of “Framing Pictures,” the roundtable discussion that (for this session) featured Richard T. Jameson, Bruce Reid, and myself, talking about the films of Robert Bresson and why people make Top Ten lists, among other things. It shows Friday night at 10 p.m. and Saturday night at 9 p.m., or watch it here.
For the Frye Art Museum’s Magic Lantern program, I am joined on Sunday afternoon by Maxine Nelson of the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, for a DVD screening of Otto Preminger’s Laura and a post-film discussion. The event is free; a few more details here.
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