Go for Lone August (Weekly Links)

Dame Meryl and no-go-for sisters Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis; August: Osage County

Dame Meryl and no-go-for sisters Nicholson and Lewis; August: Osage County

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

August: Osage County. “Almost no evidence of how this display of canned yammering could possibly have won a high literary honor.”

Lone Survivor. “A pro-war movie in the end, its sheer excitement somehow troubling.”

Go for Sisters. “The fact that this plotline seems as contrived as the average TV cop show hardly detracts from the well-honed precision of Sayles’ dialogue or the beauty of the central performances.”

Faust. “Almost feels like 1970s-era Werner Herzog, all earthy humor and bizarre digressions.”

Monday, Jan. 13, I’ll introduce F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise at the Paramount Theatre as part of that movie palace’s Silent Movie Mondays series; a post-film discussion is also planned. Check the calendar here.

Remember when I used to appear on KUOW radio with host Steve Scher to talk about movies? We are doing that again, but in podcast form; it’s called The Overlook. The initial chatfests are out. In the first, we explore Inside Llewyn Davis and the “Like a Rolling Stone” video; in the second, we talk about how greed is good (at least as a subject) again, in American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, and A Touch of Sin. Or just listen here: 

And don’t forget to catch the Critics Wrap: I discuss Film Year 2013 with Jim Emerson, Kathleen Murphy, and Andrew Wright. Watch it at the Seattle Channel site.

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