The Tree of Uncle Boonmee (Weekly Links)

The Tree of Life

Links to movies I reviewed for the Herald this week, and etc.

The Tree of Life. “The kind of picture a bright young film enthusiast, full of ideas and flower-power sentiments, might have made as his graduate project in, say, 1970.”

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. “Wander into its dreamscape.”

Green Lantern. “A glimpse of what the movie might have been.”

The Trip. “Lightning in a bottle.”

Mr. Popper’s Penguins. “The aroma of Ace Ventura, or at least some of his pets.”

The Art of Getting By/Beautiful Boy. “One generic, the other tortured.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” a few thoughts on Uncle Boonmee and movies that challenge. It’s archived here; the movie bit launches around the 14:30 mark.

At my other website, What a Feeling!, we reel in the 1980s with reviews of Robert Townsend’s Hollywood Shuffle and Bill Forsyth’s Housekeeping, the latter a film that deserves to be much better known – or at least have a DVD release.