Five Star Trip Man (This Week’s Reviews)

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, our Shelley and Byron: The Trip to Italy

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, our Shelley and Byron: The Trip to Italy

Reviews I wrote this week, published in the Herald and Seattle Weekly, and etc.

The November Man. “A straight-up spy picture with distinct attractions.” (In case of Herald paywall, here’s the Weekly link.)

The Trip to Italy. “For all the laughs present – and there are many – the movie is a study in masculine uncertainty.”

Five Star Life. “Something subtly heroic here.” (Link to Weekly version here.)

Moebius. “Blithely dallies in multiple outrages and borderline-unbearable horrors.” (Link to Weekly version here.)

On successive Thursday nights, September 4 & 11, I’ll be leading a workshop at the Northwest Film Forum called “Cinematic Space and Sound.” The first will concentrate on the evocative use of screen space, the second on masters of sound. More information here.

At the Overlook Podcast, I talk with Steve Scher about Alive Inside and whether movies themselves can achieve the mysterious power of music, as Kubrick intended for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Listen to us go on about it here.

I drop by the “Mark Rahner Show” in KIRO radio again; here’s the link to our talk about Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, plus a session of the exciting “Focus Group.”

The most recent installment of Framing Pictures is now online and watchable here. In this one I join Richard T. Jameson and Bruce Reid for a conversation about Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Eric Rohmer’s A Summer’s Tale, and a few confessions on the subject of Guilty Pleasures.

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