Your Sister’s Ages (Weekly Links)

DeWitt and Blunt, each playing her sister’s sister

Links to reviews I wrote for the Herald and etc.

Rock of Ages. “Might work better if it committed itself to its absurdities.”

Your Sister’s Sister. “The hushed privilege of late-night conversations.”

Hysteria. “Really only one joke.”

Lola Versus. “Agreeable is good enough, in this case.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about why people should root against the Oklahoma City Thunder and how this raises a principle about why we over-rely on easy stories, or something. The talk is archived here; our conversation begins at the 18:40 mark.

This afternoon, join the critics of Framing Pictures for another in-depth conversation about movies; Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy and I will likely take up topics such as: Montgomery Clift (and why certain actors matter during youth), fanboy disappointment in Prometheus, and Jan Svankmajer. And whatever you bring up. It happens at 5 p.m. at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle.

Next Thursday, June 21, swing by the Nectar Lounge in Fremont and behold Dance Your Cash Off, a dance contest in support of 826 Seattle. The event is hosted by Nancy and Joe Guppy, I will be one of the judges, and many people will win prizes. More details here.

At What a Feeling!, we round out a week of 1980s movie reviews with Randal Kleiser’s Grandview, U.S.A., starring Jamie Lee Curtis.