2 Life (This Week’s Movies)


Ryan Reynolds: Life (courtesy Alex Bailey, Columbia Pictures)

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

T2 Trainspotting. “In one scene Mark revisits his celebrated “Choose Life” monologue and revs up a new one—but he comes across like a scold now, taking jabs at cellphones and social media. Suddenly T2 sounds like somebody’s parent.”

Wilson. “No matter how outrageous the movie pretends to be, or how often it means to shock us, there’s always something conventional about Wilson’s arc.”

Life. “Let’s not overpraise Life — it’s straight schlock — but if you have any taste at all for a certain kind of sci-fi horror, this is a breathless example of the form.”