Selfish Ride (Weekly Links)

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart as Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Ride Along

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart as Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Ride Along

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

Ride Along. “Mostly you get the impression that Hart was allowed to improvise through each scene on whatever subject was at hand.”

The Nut Job. “Animation’s rebuke to Atlas Shrugged.”

The Selfish Giant. “Whether she’s honoring those thick accents, finding the proper pitch for the boys’ tussling friendship, or pausing for eerie shots of the town’s nuclear towers shrouded in fog, Barnard rarely sets a foot wrong.”

Don’t forget to catch the 2013 Critics Wrap, available at the Seattle Channel website. Perhaps some of our observations will seem newly piquant in the wake of the Oscar nominations.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association held their Critics Choice awards last night; Gravity got seven wins, American Hustle took four, and 12 Years a Slave had three, including Best Picture. Hey, I voted for Inside Llewyn Davis – but poor Llewyn is never going to be a winner. And hey, Blue is the Warmest Color got Best Foreign Film – take that, Oscars. The results are here.

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