Kitchen Art (This Week’s Movies)

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Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish: The Kitchen (Warner Bros.)

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

The Kitchen. “A hurried crime spree with too many unanswered questions.”

The Art of Racing in the Rain. “I kept wishing a talking cat would saunter in to poke fun at all this sentimental gush.”

ECCO. “Slowly — very slowly — moves into the kind of ambitious territory Christopher Nolan likes to stick his nose into.”

For this week’s Scarecrow Video blog, I contribute a Seasoned Ticket post on Last Year at Marienbad, playing this week at the Beacon Cinema. Read it here.

Listen Up Birdman (This Week’s Movies)

Michael Keaton, Edward Norton: Unexpected Ignorance in Birdman

Michael Keaton, Edward Norton: Unexpected Ignorance in Birdman

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

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). “Keaton is a splendidly weathered, human presence.” (In case of Herald paywall, Seattle Weekly version.)

John Wick. “Ridiculous but satisfying action.” (Weekly version.)

Listen Up Philip. “Philip is self-centered, vindictive, and – worst of all – articulate.” (Weekly version.)

Stonehearst Asylum. “Even for genre fans, the action will feel hackneyed.” (Weekly version.)

Saturday October 25, I’ll be reading at Elliott Bay Book Company in support of Frankenstein (see below), my book from Columbia University Press. The free event begins at 7 p.m.

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At the Overlook Podcast, Steve Scher and I talk about Birdman and Michael Keaton. Spend a little time with us here.