Not Midsummer Space (This Week’s Movies)


Robert De Niro, The Comedian (Alison Cohen Rosa/Sony Pictures Classics)

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.”

Sunday February 12 I’ll give a talk for Historic Seattle entitled “Shot on Location: Architectural Landmarks on Film,” at 2 p.m. Check the details here, or at the Northwest Film Forum’s calendar.

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.