50/50 vs. Evil (Weekly Links)

Riseborough and Riley, Brighton Rock

Links to reviews I wrote this week for the Herald, and etc.

50/50. “Seth Rogen delivers his customary low-throated potty-talk, which is becoming less liberating with each repetition.”

Brighton Rock. “It all seems rather arty.”

Machine Gun Preacher. “Oddly inert.”

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. “We are reminded here that black comedy is a tricky business.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about character actors. You’ll hear the excuse for this could-go-for-hours topic at the archived talk; the movie bit kicks in at 13:20 (which means you can move the little cursor thing over to that spot if you like, or just listen to the Canadian news with Vaughn Palmer first).

At What a Feeling!, a 1986 review of a quintessential Eighties movie, John Badham’s Short Circuit, the success of which was a truly dispiriting thing back then. And still is.


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