Hope Campaign (Weekly Links)

Courting the snake-handler vote: The Campaign

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

The Bourne Legacy. “Potent.”

Hope Springs. “You might want to think twice about taking mom.”

The Campaign. “How can this movie possibly compete with the cascade of craziness that comes squawking out of cable news every day?”

Red Lights. “Little logical forward motion.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about how satire like The Campaign falls short of the real-life absurdities, plus a few thoughts on Marvin Hamlisch. The talk is archived here; the movie segment begins at the 18:30 mark.

At What a Feeling!, catch up on the stylings of the 1980s, with reviews of Charles Lane’s Sidewalk Stories and Walter Hill’s Johnny Handsome.

One week from now: August 17 brings another installment of Framing Pictures, a monthly event aimed at encouraging movie talk. At 5 p.m. at the Northwest Film Forum, film critics Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy, and I will discuss movies, including upcoming repertory events in Seattle. It’s free, and beer and wine is available for purchase. Read more here.

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One Response

  1. Just saw both Bourne and Hope Springs back to back and I can honestly say I couldn’t have picked two more different movies, lol. Tomorrow it’ll be The Campaign and Ruby Sparks, so that should round out the spectrum quite nicely.

    Definitely agree about taking mom to see Hope Springs, same with your kids if you have them. No teenager wants to think about their parents having a sex life, let alone the details of that sex life, lol

    Anyways great to find a fellow Washingtonian reviewer, I’m actually a student at UW and will start reviewing for the student paper over here in the fall 🙂 Feel free to check out my blog and I look forward to reading more from you

    http://rorschachreviews.com/2012/08/11/hope-springs-review-equal-parts-heart-and-excruciating-awkwardness/

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