Go Runs Nightingale (This Week’s Movies)


Baykali Ganambarr, Aisling Franciosi: The Nightingale (Matt Netheim/IFC Films)

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

The Nightingale. “The testy relationship between Clare and Billy, not vengeance, is at the core of the film. There’s nothing conventional about this ad hoc partnership between people traumatized in different ways.”

Brittany Runs a Marathon. “Bell proves equal to the task of carrying a movie. She’s adept at the sort of glazed super-irony that fuels so much TV comedy, but has the ability to suggest the bruised heart beneath the exterior.”

Don’t Let Go. “Its cop-movie cliches and shock effects keep dragging it back into standard time.”

For my Seasoned Ticket post at the Scarecrow Video blog, I say something about Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, a new documentary that charts the life of the pioneering filmmaker; the doc plays at Seattle’s Beacon theater. Read it here.