One Day Barbarian (Weekly Links)

Links to reviews I wrote for the Herald, and etc.

Conan the Barbarian. “Incredibly loud.”

One Day. “The first dud from director Lone Scherfig.”

The Whistleblower. “Understandably uses melodrama.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about political hair and the changes in DVD delivery systems. It’s archived here; the movie bit kicks in at the 17:30 mark.

In this podcast from the enterprising folks at Movie Geeks United, I chime in with comments about Barry Lyndon. It’s part of an ambitious series about Stanley Kubrick; the program includes interviews with Kubrick collaborators (including co-star Leon Vitali), biographers, and director Neil LaBute. I’m not in much of the first half-hour but I get chattier in the middle section. Listen to the near-80-minute show here or at the Movie Geeks United website. My own piece on Barry Lyndon is here.

At What a Feeling!, round out the week of Eighties reviews with a piece on Red Sonja.

On Sunday afternoon, join me at the Frye Art Museum for a talk called “The Anatomy Class: Cinema and the Body,” which looks at how filmmakers from Leni Riefenstahl to Claire Denis have employed flesh as a proper subject; more info here. It’s a 2 p.m., and it’s free.