St. Fury of Me (This Week’s Movies)

Brad Pitt, a rare moment of calm in David Ayer's Fury

Brad Pitt, a rare moment of calm in David Ayer’s Fury

Links to reviews I published this week in the Herald and Seattle Weekly, and etc.

Fury. “A distillation of hell.”

St. Vincent. “If it were a better movie, this would be a signature role, because it’s all about the Murray persona.”

The Best of Me. “A truly ludicrous scenario that gets more face-slappingly incredible as it goes on.”

Rudderless. “Casual verisimilitude.”

Sunday October 19 I’ll present a free talk in the Magic Lantern series at the Frye Art Museum. It’s called “Hitchcock Re-mastered: The Many Lives of Psycho,” a look at how the 1960 masterpiece has reverberated through culture, including Gus Van Sant’s remake, a batch of sequels, the TV series Bates Motel, and installation works such as Douglas Gordon’s 24 Hour Psycho and James Franco’s Psycho Nacirema. The talk begins at 2; more info here.

Speaking of which, here’s an exchange I had with Charles Mudede of the Stranger, talking about the Psycho event at the Frye.

Saturday October 25, I’ll be reading at Elliott Bay Book Company in support of Frankenstein, my recent book from Columbia University Press. The free event begins at 7 p.m.

At the Overlook Podcast, Steve Scher and I talk about the unusual career of Bill Murray; listen in here.

On last week’s “Mark Rahner Show,” on KIRO Radio, we talk about Dracula Untold and play a round of “Focus Group.” Tune in here.


2 Responses

  1. Thanks for the reviews! Brad Pitt said that he would be comfortable allowing his 13 year old son Maddox to watch it. What do you think?

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