Final Secret Wind (Weekly Links)

Inside Therese Raquin: Oscar Isaac and Elizabeth Olsen, In Secret

Inside Therese Raquin: Oscar Isaac and Elizabeth Olsen, In Secret

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

The Wind Rises. “If the movie does have a head-in-the-clouds spaciness, well – what clouds! And what fields, and flying machines, and cityscapes.”

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen. “Ingenious cuts that seem to join Joan Crawford in a flirtation with Tom Hanks, or Humphrey Bogart surveying Sharon Stone.”

In Secret. “The sparks aren’t enough to slap the movie into shape.”

Sunday, Feb. 23, I’ll be talking about “Simplicity and Passion: The Film Sense of Yasujiro Ozu and Zhang Yimou,” a free talk in the Magic Lantern series at the Frye Art Museum. We begin at 2 p.m.; more info here.

One week from now: Join the panelists of Framing Pictures for a special pre-Oscar gabfest at 5 p.m., Friday February 28 at the Northwest Film Forum. Follow our Facebook page for more info – the event is free.

Steve Scher and I used to talk about film on the radio; now we podcast. A new installment of the Overlook podcast is out there, with thoughts on Asghar Farhadi’s The Past, Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale, and George Clooney’s Monuments Men. Listen at theoverlookpodcast website.

I was interviewed by Greg Richter on the subject of zombies for The Clyde Fitch Report, in an article published this week. Noam Chomsky has an opinion, too.

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