The Well Rises (Weekly Links)

Bale and Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises

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

The Dark Knight Rises. “Muscular and sometimes dazzling.”

The Well Digger’s Daughter. “An idealized place, a lovingly remembered countryside out of the past – if it ever existed at all.”

Trishna. “A flat experience.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about the two very different approaches to literary adaptation seen in Trishna and The Well Digger’s Daughter. The talk is archived here; the movie section begins at the 20:45 mark.

At What a Feeling!, another week of Eighties reviews rounds out with a problem film, Jonathan Demme’s Swing Shift.

Sunday July 22, I’ll present “Alien Encounters: Sci-Fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s,” a free talk in the Humanities Washington speakers series, at the Woodinville Library, in Woodinville, WA, at 2 p.m. Details here.

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