Lady Blonde (This Week’s Movies)


Charlize Theron: Atomic Blonde (courtesy Jonathan Prime/Focus Features)

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

Atomic Blonde. “The idea of staging most of the action to a jukebox of ’80s hits might be slightly more effective if the film featured just one song that hasn’t already been used to death in movies.”

Lady Macbeth. “If it sounds a little like a film noir transplanted to an English country house — Double Indemnity with whalebone corsets — that’s not far off.”

Landline. “I laughed during Landline, and I still think Jenny Slate is a deft, new kind of comic actress. But the journey from the spikiness of Obvious Child to the softness of Landline is a disappointing arc.”

The latest session of Framing Pictures is online and watchable. The panel features Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy, Bruce Reid, and me; the topics include Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch, Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. We also spare some breath for Alfred Hitchcock and the nature of watching/talking about movies. Check it here.


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