Sinister Argopaths (Weekly Links)

Cranston, Affleck: Argonauts

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

Argo. “Get the job done and get out, just like the mission itself.”

Seven Psychopaths. “Does everything but actually chide the audience for wanting to watch a movie like this.”

Sinister. “The darkest home in America.”

The Paperboy. “People, it’s hot out.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about Argo and its timely release. That’s archived here; the movie bit kicks in at the 24:15 mark.

Early warning section: Next Thursday night, Oct. 18, I’ll be at the Moses Lake Museum & Arts Centre giving a free talk as part of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. It’s called “End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset,” a look at sixties and seventies Westerns. That’s in Moses Lake, WA, at 7 p.m.; it’s free. More info on the talk here.

And next Friday night, Oct. 19, another session of Framing Pictures convenes at the Northwest Film Forum at 5 p.m.; subjects will include a Universal retrospective and a revival of Shirley Clarke’s The Connection (both upcoming at NWFF), the 1971 Aussie revival Wake in Fright (upcoming at SIFF Cinema), and perhaps a word or so on Frank Capra’s Arsenic and Old Lace (upcoming at Grand Illusion). Among other things. Panelists are myself, Richard T. Jameson, and Bruce Reid. It’s free.

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