High Magdalene (This Week’s Movies)


Mia Goth, Robert Pattinson: High Life (Alcatraz Films)

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

High Life. “So many science-fiction films, though futuristic in content, unfold along familiar lines. Shouldn’t a sci-fi film take a new form, the way 2001: A Space Odyssey did?”

Mary Magdalene. “The film overall suffers from sluggishness; you wonder whether the characters are getting enough iron in their diet.”

Join us tomorrow, Saturday April 13, at Scarecrow Video at 1 p.m., for another session of Scarecrow Academy, a free series devoted to the films of 1959. This time we’ll take a look at Budd Boetticher’s Ride Lonesome, one of the best of the string of Westerns the director made with Randolph Scott. More here.

I talk a little about the 1959 series with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman; give a listen to the archived conversation here.

And for my Seasoned Ticket post for the Scarecrow blog, I say a little something about Hu Bo’s An Elephant Sitting Still (which plays again in the coming days at the Northwest Film Forum) and recall my reviews of the two previous Hellboy movies. It’s here.