Dark Summer (Weekly Links)

Depp and the bangs from hell: Dark Shadows

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

Dark Shadows. “A series of sequences that Burton thought might be fun to stage.”

Michael. “A calmly sustained study in creepiness.”

Summer preview. One of those summer previews.

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Marcie Sillman about Dark Shadows and the phenomenon of seeing a childhood reference getting a big-screen update. The talk is archived here; the movie section rolls at the 16:10 mark.

Today, at 5 p.m. at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave., between Pike and Pine on Capitol Hill) , the critics of Framing Pictures sit down for another deep-ranging conversation about movies. These sessions have been very scintillating so far, and subjects for tonight are rumored to include Tim Burton, the NWFF’s restoration festival, and the effect of shared associations with the source material of movies such as The Avengers and Dark Shadows. It’s free. Find our Facebook page, “Like” it, and keep up with  the latest.

The Museum of History and Industry hosts its second annual “History Is___” party on Saturday night, where the awards for the best short films in the history-related competition will be announced. I was a juror in the voting, and will be lurking around trying to get free drink tickets.

At What a Feeling!, a week of youth-oriented movies from the 1980s concludes with reviews of Wolfgang Peterson’s Neverending Story and Rob Reiner’s Stand by Me.

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