Clock Lizzie (This Week’s Movies)

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Jack Black, Owen Vaccaro, Cate Blanchett: The House with a Clock in Its Walls (courtesy Quantrell Colbert/Associated Press)

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

The House with a Clock in Its Walls. “The story carries less urgency as it ticks along, frittering away its energy amid all the special effects and sight gags.” (Herald link here.)

Lizzie. “Let’s just say the portrait of this particular ax murderer gets a sympathetic slant in the #MeToo era.”

For the Scarecrow blog, I anticipate the release of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 (haven’t seen it yet) with a revival of my 2004 review of Fahrenheit 9/11, which includes my customary struggle with Moore’s hectoring style. Read it here.

 

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Animals (This Week’s Movies)

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Evan Peters, American Animals (courtesy The Orchard)

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

American Animals. “Instead of thinking what a lark this all is, we realize somebody is going to get hurt because of these jackasses. ” (herald link here.)

I write about a trio of early Cate Blanchett movies in this week’s Seasoned Ticket for the Scarecrow Video blog; read here.