Iron Man Sarcasms (Weekly Links)

Villamil and Darin, The Secret in Their Eyes

Movies I reviewed for the Herald this week, etc.

Iron Man 2. “That which flies high must also come crashing down.”

The Secret in Their Eyes. “More far-fetched as it goes along.”

Paper Man. “Easily freaked out by mismatched interior design.”

Babies. “Are funny.”

Multiple Sarcasms. “Standard-issue Manhattan setting.”

The Good the Bad the Weird. “The sheer energy it takes to get this many death scenes into a movie.”

It Came from Kuchar. “Staging scenes involving a giant blow-up spider.”

And I talk about music and political resistance (special attention to No One Knows About Persian Cats and Soundtrack for a Revolution) in our “Cultural Moment” segment on KUOW’s “Weekday,” with Steve Scher, here. The movie bit begins around 14:30.

Movie Diary 5/4/2010

Iron Man 2 (Jon Favreau, 2010). Villain Mickey Rouke gets wrapped in a Russian accent, Downey’s hero finds his mojo draining away, and the film dutifully spends time setting up the Avengers franchise. Somebody’s idea of a sequel. (full review 5/7)

I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino, 2010). Whatever else this is, it is unusual. Tilda Swinton – like Mickey Rourke, playing a Russian, and yet not like Mickey Rourke – finds herself tempted out of an Italian business dynasty by a younger man. (plays at Seattle International Film Festival 5/22, 5/23, 5/28)

It Came from Kuchar (Jennifer M. Kroot, 2009). Chronicling the goofiness of the Kuchar brothers, who work their own distinctive corner of the underground-movie market; some pretty good attention paid to actually talking about the movies – in fact, better than in documentaries about more respectable auteurs. (full review 5/7)