Movie Diary 12/15/2010

How Do You Know (James L. Brooks, 2010). Even the absence of a question mark in the title suggests the hesitation of a filmmaker who makes five pictures in 25 years. But here’s this one. (full review 12/17)

Today’s Eighties movie over at What a Feeling!: Above the Law, the introduction to a little-known martial-arts master named Steven Seagal.

Seattle-area peeps, please stop by the sixth annual “Critics Wrap,” a panel on the best movies of 2010. 7 p.m., Thursday at the Frye Art Museum – but come early for a free ticket, because last year’s event filled up (though there will be an overflow room this year).