Most Violent, Song, Boy (This Week’s Reviews)

Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain: A Most Violent Year

Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain: A Most Violent Year

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

A Most Violent Year. “A system’s structure is brought into the cold, hard light.” (In case of Herald paywall, Seattle Weekly version here.)

Song One. “And then there’s Anne Hathaway.” (Weekly version here.)

The Boy Next Door. “The young man needs help roasting his chicken.”

Jan. 23 & 24, I’ll be part of a Frankenstein weekend at SIFF Cinema. Friday night (that’s tonight!) I’ll talk between a double bill of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, with a few copies of my Frankenstein book on hand for sale and signing; Saturday at 11 a.m. I’ll lead a Cinema Dissection session with Bride of Frankenstein (this is an event that involves a shot-by-shot close reading of the film). A little more info here.

In anticipation, the Seattle Weekly has excerpted the opening 1000 words or so of the book, a section you can read online, too.

At the Overlook Podcast, Steve Scher and I talk about American Sniper and Blackhat; check out the conversation here.

Wednesday night, watch Psycho and join a conversation following the film at Seattle University. The film screens at Wyckoff Auditorium, Wednesday Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.; Robert C. Cumbow and I will talk about the Hitchcock masterpiece immediately after.

Pyscho Poster (1)

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