Amour and Me (Weekly Links)

Trintignant and Riva: Amour

Trintignant and Riva: Amour

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.

At What a Feeling!, catch up on the Eighties vibe with newly-posted reviews of John Flynn’s Stallone underachiever, Lock Up, and Richard Greenberg’s Little Monsters.