Hereafter, I am Secretly Conviction (Weekly Links)

Afterlife calling: Matt Damon in Hereafter

Reviews I wrote for the Herald this week.

Hereafter. “The focus is not on the human urge to make sense of death, but on proving that something – even just a vague haze-filled warehouse – exists on the other side.”

Conviction. “Doesn’t quite close the case.”

The Anchorage. “Like a visit to a monastery.”

Last Train Home. “Yearnings and instincts reduced to an economic equation.”

I Am Secretly an Important Man. “You can see how people might have responded to Bernstein’s sheer defiance.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday” I talk with Steve Scher about this year’s crop of political candidates who appear to be gunning for slots on reality-TV shows rather than high office. And so we cast Christine O’Donnell, Carl Paladino, et al., in the course of a slightly-longer-than-usual segment of “The Cultural Moment.” Listen here; the segment begins at the 18-minute mark.