Margaret on Grey (Weekly Links)

J. Cameron-Smith, Anna Paquin: mourning Margaret

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

Margaret. “A remarkable film.”

The Grey. “Begins like just another testosterone-filled hunk of implausibility and somehow finds its way toward, well, if not existential resonance, at least major coolness. Maybe both.”

Man on a Ledge. “Increasingly hard to believe.”

Albert Nobbs. “Scaled at just the right size.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk briefly with Steve Scher about Margaret and its Oscar shutout, then about other mistakes the Academy voters made. It’s archived here; the movie part rolls out at the 18:50 mark.

At What a Feeling!, the 1980s callback is for Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice.

Sunday afternoon, I introduce a DVD screening of Victor Erice’s Quince Tree Sun at the Frye Art Museum at 2 p.m.; the event is free (and re-scheduled from a snow day a couple of weeks ago).

Tuesday night, I’ll bring “Alien Encounters: Sci-Fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s” to Horizon House in Seattle at 7 p.m. This is a free talk through the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. More info here.

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