Style Assignment (This Week’s Movies)

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Michelle Rodriguez: The Assignment (courtesy SBS Films)

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

Going in Style. “Including a long sequence involving a nonsensical practice robbery at the grocery store, this movie has a huge amount of padding stuffed inside a modest pillowcase. It only runs 96 minutes, but feels much longer.”

The Assignment. “From its bad-taste premise to its chintzy production values, the film is deranged.”

Early warning: Friday April 14 the talkers of Framing Pictures re-convene for another free-flowing conversation about movies. Subjects under discussion include Raw, The Assignment, and an upcoming SIFF mini-series of Douglas Sirk classics. Also fair game: the Netflix original doc Five Came Back, about Hollywood directors who went to World War II. Check the Facebook page for more info. And we’ll see you at Scarecrow, at 7 p.m.; the event is free.