Joseph Turtle Wall (This Week’s Movies)


Victor Ezenfils, Natacha Regnier, Fabrizio Rongione: The Son of Joseph

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

The Story of Joseph. “(Green’s) work is so precise it might feel mathematical, but the effect is anything but, especially when open-faced actors like Rongione and Régnier are staring soulfully into the camera.”

The Great Wall. “In trying to please international tastes, this movie doesn’t have much personality of its own.”

The Red Turtle. “It seems almost churlish to suggest that the mysterious storyline is maybe overly woo-woo and precious.”

Fist Fight. “Just doesn’t seem particularly inspired.”

Before filling out your Oscar ballot, make sure you check out the latest Framing Pictures, in which the critics – Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy, and yours truly – sort through the nominees. Other topics include Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann and the question of why everybody hates M. Night Shyamalan so much. Take a look here.