Mao’s Lottery Nanny (Weekly Links)

Bow Wow in a Wow Bow: Lottery Ticket

Movies I reviewed for the Herald this week.

Nanny McPhee Returns. “Facial moles and unibrow in robust shape.”

Lottery Ticket. “Mixed message?”

Two in the Wave. “If ever the movies had their version of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Truffaut and Godard were it.”

Vampires Suck. “Truly not worthy.”

Patrik, Age 1.5. “Cool with the whole gay-marriage deal – I mean it’s Sweden, right?”

Mao’s Last Dancer. “Maybe not enough about diplomacy.”

And an interview with Dancer director Bruce Beresford.

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” a talk about how the idea that some movies are for women and some for men is perpetuated in the media; host Steve Scher gets the giggles when we begin speculating on the silent-film career of Guy Romps. Archived here; the film bit begins at 18:30, or around 20:30 if you want to skip the trailers for The Expendables and Eat Pray Love.