Certified Highness (Weekly Links)

Hanna/Saoirse

Links to reviews I wrote for the Herald this week:

Certified Copy. “Confounding but quite beautiful.”

Hanna. “Crashes from one thing to the next.”

Arthur. “Somehow manages to always have the camera in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Your Highness. “Just barely funny enough to get away with its nonstop raunchiness.”

Miral. (Not yet posted)

Rubber and Empty Quarter. “Can kill with its fiendish vibrations.”

When We Leave. “Unfortunately the idea of the ‘honor killing’ seems to be flourishing.”

Soul Surfer. “Made for church auditoriums.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about the flurry of movies that present questionable realities on screen, and to what extend we’re supposed to figure them out. Among the titles mentioned: Source Code, Sucker Punch, The Adjustment Bureau, Shutter Island, but especially Certified Copy. You can listen here; the movie bit kicks in around the 15-minute mark.

It’s a strange world at my other website, What a Feeling!, with a 1986 review of Blue Velvet.

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