Empire of Hipsters (Weekly Links)

Hep chicks of Hipsters

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

Empire of Silver. “A little too much epic sweep for a mere 112 minutes.”

Kinyarwanda. “Just the right amount of background on what led to the eruption of violence.”

Hipsters. “Not all that different from Hairspray, except in this case you worry about being sent to the Gulag.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about the late Ken Russell, and why we need maniacs in the arts. The talk is archived here; the movie segment commences at 16:22.

At What a Feeling!, a 1988 review of Russell’s Lair of the White Worm, a crackpot indulgence based on Bram Stoker.

Sunday afternoon, I will speak at the Vashon Library, on Vashon Island, WA, regarding “Things to Come: Visions of the Future on Film,” a talk about how the movies have imagined the future. It’s at 2 p.m., and it’s free.

Early warning for next Friday: Three critics sit down at the Northwest Film Forum and talk about movies past and present. “Framing Pictures” happens at 5 p.m. on Dec. 9, and is listed here.