Beautiful Halloween (This Week’s Movies)

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Jamie Lee Curtis: Halloween

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

Sadie. “Plays as a kind of dark, slightly unreal fairy tale—like a Roald Dahl yarn where the kids take things just a little too far for comfort.” (Herald link here.)

Beautiful Boy. “An issue movie, something just a little too generic to be really potent and memorable.”

Halloween. “The fellow who put the mask in toxic masculinity is loose again.” (Herald link here.)

For this week’s Seasoned Ticket entry at the Scarecrow Video blog, I’ve got a notion or three about George Romero movies. Read here.

Partridge Transcendence (Weekly Links)

Johnny Depp, proposing Transcendence

Johnny Depp, proposing Transcendence

Links to reviews I wrote this week for the Herald and Seattle Weekly.

Transcendence. “Even the sure-fire gotcha moments don’t land with the expected punch.”

Joe. “A textured world of shacks, dirt roads, and long-simmering resentments.”

Alan Partridge. “Toxic egotism.”

Steve Scher and I continue the ongoing conversation that is the Overlook Podcast. The latest session delves into Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin; sink into that here.