Transformers Hero Storm (This Week’s Movies)


Mark Wahlberg, Transformers: The Last Knight (courtesy Paramount Pictures – Bay Films)

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

Transformers: The Last Knight. “Bay has now made five of these things. Even at their best (Part 3 was wild fun), they are ludicrous and insane. The fact that they’ve been popular will astonish and puzzle future generations, much as the presence of the Transformers is bewildering to the Earthlings of the films.”

After the Storm. “Kore-eda has gotten to the point where even when his work isn’t top-drawer, it’s exceptionally nice to be around.”

The Hero. “For diehard Sam Elliott fans, think of this as a bookend to his 1976 cult picture, “Lifeguard,” in which he played a beach hunk contemplating the meaning of it all.”

The most recent Framing Pictures panel is watchable online at the Seattle Channel website and viewable, TV-wise, on the Seattle Channel over the course of the next few days. The panelists (Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy, Bruce Reid, and me) sort through the new Twin Peaks, Wonder Woman, plus new home-vid of Nicholas Ray’s They Live by Night and Sam Peckinpah’s The Ballad of Cable Hogue. Watch here.