Safe Vow (Weekly Links)

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

Pina. “The passion of art, and art-making.”

Safe House. “This guy would never cut it in the tightrope world of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, let’s put it that way.”

W./E. “Both pretentious and bloodless.”

The Vow. “Doesn’t create much beyond the expected scenes of love being pledged and rejections being nobly borne.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about Madonna’s directing debut, and the kind of Anglophilia expressed therein (and in places like Downton Abbey). The session is archived here; the movie talk begins at the 18:40 mark.

At What a Feeling!, catch up on the 1980s with vintage reviews of Short Circuit 2 (for what it’s worth, better than the first one) and James Bridges’ Mike’s Murder.

Tonight, February 10, join the conversation at “Framing Pictures,” 5 p.m. at Northwest Film Forum (free). Putting the movies in context will be Richard T. Jameson, Bruce Reid, and myself; subjects include the films of Nicholas Ray, who is spotlighted at NWFF this week with a run of We Can’t Go Home Again.

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