Posted on June 11, 2010 by roberthorton
Best film of 1960; see radio link below.
Reviews I wrote for the Herald this week.
The A-Team. “Testosterone inflation.”
The Karate Kid.
Bass Ackwards. “A keen eye for a running gag.”
Living in Emergency. “Improvising in dire situations.”
Notes on the final weekend of the Seattle International Film Festival, here.
On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talked with Marcie Sillman about the movies of 1960, and how they changed the landscape; archived here. The movie bit kicks in with the Psycho strings at 14:08 into it.
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Posted on June 8, 2010 by roberthorton
The A-Team (Joe Carnahan, 2010). The usual Merchant Ivory crap. (full review 6/11)
Miss Nobody (T. Abram Cox, 2010). American indie with a black comedy vibe, notable for rounding up some top-notch actors in its ranks – some of whom are around just long enough to be dispatched, Kind Hearts and Coronets style. (screens at Seattle International Film Festival – world premiere – 6/10, 6/12)
Living in Emergency (Mark Hopkins, 2010). Admirable study of some of the physicians involved in Doctors Without Borders, with an emphasis on how grueling the work is for them. This probably couldn’t help but be depressing, and it is, though it gives a concrete shape to a program that might have seemed mysterious. (full review 6/11)
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