Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald and Seattle Weekly, and etc.
I Am Not Your Negro. “Best of all are the vintage segments in which Baldwin perches in a cloud of cigarette smoke and lets flow his elegantly formed but passionate observations. As a speaker, he was a spellbinder, and he knew it.”
The Space Between Us. “He is allegedly some kind of genius boy, but he dumbs down in order to play the fish-out-of-water routine.”
The Comedian. “De Niro gets the joke-telling all wrong.”
Midsummer in Newtown. “Because of its intimate look at the struggle against grief, Midsummer in Newtown gets a pass for whatever wobbles it has as storytelling.”
The talkers in Framing Pictures re-convene for a conversation at Scarecrow Video on February 10. This time we’ll sift through the Oscar nominations and assess how right and wrong they are. Join us for a freewheeling talk about movies old and new, and what you’d like to talk about. Check the FP Facebook page for updates.