Links to reviews I wrote this week for the Herald, and etc.
Amour. “Deserves its accolades.”
Quartet. “Something way too easy about that kind of humor.”
Wagner & Me. “Fry brings all the fanboy enthusiasm he can muster.”
My Worst Nightmare. “Tilts decidedly toward the comic.”
On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about how much we need to know about an artist’s life and whether that affects our appreciation of the art, a subject prompted by two items: Stephen Fry’s film Wagner and Me and Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes speech. The conversation is archived here.
Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m., I’ll introduce a free screening of Seraphine, as part of the Magic Lantern program at the Frye Art Museum. More info here.
Wednesday, January 30, I’ll speak at the Seattle Office of Film + Music’s “Happy Hour,” on my role as the curator of the Museum of History and Industry’s “Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies” exhibition, and the idea of Seattle as an “imagined place” on film. The Happy Hour goes at the Spitfire in Belltown, runs from 5 to 7, the talk commences at 6:30; more info here.