Links to reviews I wrote this week for the Herald, and etc.
Gangster Squad. “Oddly jaunty tone.”
Rust and Bone. “Ingenious and flexible. Slightly weird, too.”
Nana. “The fairy-tale forest of childhood is alive and well.”
On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about vintage Woody Allen in repertory at Seattle’s Grand Illusion, and a few Oscar predictions. The talk is archived here.
I also mention on the air that I’m on Twitter now as @citizenhorton; please, if you are inclined to such things, give that a follow.
Sunday night I’ll be talking about Movie Year 2012 at the Vashon Arts and Lectures series, on Vashon Island, at 7 p.m. See more here.
Thursday night, January 17, I’ll present “End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset,” a free talk in the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau program, at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 105 State Street, Kirkland, WA. That’s at 7 p.m.; more info on the talk here.
And next Friday, January 18, the members of Framing Pictures convene again to discuss movies at the Northwest Film Forum; it’s at 5 p.m., free. Topics will include NWFF’s upcoming retrospective of neglected comic auteur Pierre Etaix, the singular Mary Pickford vehicle Sparrows, and Korean director Hong Sang-soo, whose new film In Another Country opens at the Grand Illusion February 1st. More info here, and visit Framing Pictures on Facebook.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out its awards last night, with Argo and Silver Linings Playbook coming off especially well. See results here.
I do a drop-by at Nancy Guppy’s ArtZone in Studio, talking about the Museum of History and Industry exhibit on “Celluloid Seattle”: premiering tonight at 8 p.m. on the Seattle Channel (channel 21, usually). Or watch it online.
Nice review of “Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies” in the Seattle Times, by Michael Upchurch.
At What a Feeling!, the Eighties roll on; check out a 1987 review of William Dear’s Harry and the Hendersons.