My Mummy Rachel (This Week’s Movies)

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Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz: My Cousin Rachel (courtesy Fox Searchlight)

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

The Mummy. “This one is going in a lot of different directions at once.”

My Cousin Rachel. “Basically a chewy exercise in melodrama, but it’s also up to something interesting. The viewer is being set up for a test: Can we accurately read and interpret the clues of a movie, or will we be influenced by rumor, first impressions, and our own prejudices?”

Megan Leavey. “A Hallmark card of a film, but competently done.”

Tonight, June 9, the talkers in Framing Pictures re-convene for a conversation at Scarecrow Video. As the FP Facebook page puts it, “Framing Pictures has heard the owls, and accept our mission to meditate on the quarter-century-later return of Twin Peaks. Additionally, we are delighted that the neglected Peckinpah beauty The Ballad of Cable Hogue is getting a Bluray release, and Nicholas Ray’s They Live by Night–among the most auspicious of feature-directing debuts–is coming out on Criterion. Come help us talk about these and more, 7 p.m. Friday, June 9, Scarecrow Video Screening Room, 5030 Roosevelt Way N.E. Still a bargain at $00.00.”

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