Darlings, Bastards, Sunlight, God (Weekly Links)

Future Beats: Ben Foster, Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Jack Huston in Kill Your Darlings

Future Beats: Ben Foster, Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Jack Huston in Kill Your Darlings

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

Bastards. “A terse, elliptical, and ultimately horrifying method that withholds as much information as it doles out.”

Kill Your Darlings. “Conventional kind of melodrama.”

Sunlight Jr. “The misfortune of having been born with the notable absence of a silver spoon anywhere in the vicinity.”

God Loves Uganda. “A lucid and appalling portrait of the modern missionary movement.”

This afternoon, November 15, the talkers of Framing Pictures convene at the Northwest Film Forum for another session of movie conversation. Topics set for consideration include Claire Denis’ new Bastards, Abdellatif Kechiche’s Cannes-winning Blue Is the Warmest Color, some reconsideration of The Counselor – and what you’d like to discuss. See you at 5 p.m. for this free event.

Sunday November 17 we’ll look into “A Magic-Loving Cinema: Myth and Legend in German Film,” a free talk in the Magic Lantern series at the Frye Art Museum. Perhaps in considering films such as Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen and Wolfgang Petersen’s The Neverending Story we’ll find out what H.G. Wells means when he coined the phrase “dear old magic-loving Germany” (in a negative review of Metropolis). 2 p.m.; more info here.

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