Tower Kidnap Detroit (This Week’s Movies)


Anthony Mackie: Detroit (Francois Duhamel/Annapurna Pictures)

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

Detroit. “Bigelow is trying to get us to feel something—what it’s like to be terrorized by the forces that are supposed to be protecting us, for one thing—and she will violate our assumptions about movie-watching to do it.”

The Dark Tower. “Such a flaccid non-event it barely leaves an impression. In the King movie-adaptation universe, Maximum Overdrive suddenly doesn’t look so bad.”

Kidnap. “Trashy exploitation, an overcooked potboiler with many logical problems. I hereby confess I kind of enjoyed it.”

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.