Clash of the Last Song (Weekly Links)

Elina Lowensohn, impeccable in Lourdes

Reviews I wrote for the Herald this week:

Clash of the Titans. “That’s just like the gods, always messing about for the sake of messing about.”

The Last Song. “Might be bearable as entertaining junk if it weren’t for the funereal pace.”

Lourdes. “Perhaps you’re supposed to take them on faith.”

Vincere. “How people are seduced by demagogues.”

The Exploding Girl. (Not yet posted.)

And I talk with KUOW’s Steve Scher about Greenberg and the audience’s resistence to “unsympathetic” protagonists, here; the movie bit kicks in at the 14-minute point.