Curling Edgar (Weekly Links)

DiCaprio and Dench, son and mother, J. Edgar

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

J. Edgar. “Eastwood seems drawn to the idea of a life led in secret.”

Le Havre. “A truly winning combination.”

Curling. “It all builds to a final shot that does what a final shot in a great movie should do: seem both surprising and inevitable.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about the who-could-have-predicted-this? career arc of Clint Eastwood; it’s archived here. The movie bit kicks in around the 14:25 mark.

At What a Feeling!, we find vintage reviews of Brian DePalma’s  The Untouchables, Bob Clark’s From the Hip, and Ivan Reitman’s (but really Bill Murray’s) Ghostbusters.

I’ll be presenting “Things to Come: Visions of the Future on Film” at two locations soon: at the Des Moines Library on Sunday November 13th at 2 p.m.; and at the Redmond Library on Monday the 14th at 7 p.m. The events are free.