Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald and Seattle Weekly, and etc.
The Boxtrolls. “Closer to a pungent blue cheese than a pleasant gouda.”
20,000 Days on Earth. “Portrait of the self-analysis that’s probably obligatory for an artist who goes as far out there as Cave does.”
Take Me to the River. “A bit of a mess.”
I have a couple of pieces in the current issue of Film Comment. One of them is online: A career appreciation of All About Eve writer-director (and New York Film Festival tribute subject) Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Read it here. The other piece is a shorter take on composer Alexandre Desplat, but you have to buy the magazine to read that one.
At the Overlook Podcast Steve Scher and I look at what originally drew us to movies. The setting is Steve’s basement, where boxes of comic books loom as reminders of childhood passions.
The 15th Port Townsend Film Festival wrapped up Sunday. For some foolish reason the fest awarded me the “Spirit of Port Townsend” award during the closing ceremony (below with PTFF Executive Director Janette Force). Thanks to all involved.