Bohemian Wildlife (This Week’s Movies)

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Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould: Wildlife (courtesy IFC Films)

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

Bohemian Rhapsody. “Has a dutiful, respectable air about it.” (Herald link here.)

Wildlife. “While it has a formal visual style, as though emphasizing how trapped its characters are, it really comes alive in the energy between the performers onscreen.”

For Scarecrow Video’s blog, I submit a Seasoned Ticket session that looks back at Jim Jarmusch’s early work. Read it here.

 

 

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Citizen Nightcrawler (This Week’s Movies)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

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

Nightcrawler. “Lean and freaky.”

Citizenfour. “A rare chance to see a now-historical character in the moment of truth.” (In case of Herald paywall, here’s the Seattle Weekly version.)

Young Ones. “Not quite odd enough to be a future cult film.” (Weekly version.)

At the Overlook Podcast, Steve Scher and I talk about horror movies, direct from the Psychotronic room at Scarecrow video. Listen up here for Halloween.

Last weekend I talked about Birdman, John Wick, and Citizenfour on a couple of segments of KIRO’s “The Mark Rahner Show.” It’s archived here.

Thursday November 6 I’ll speak at the Seasons Performance Hall in Yakima, WA, for “The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Off Into the Sunset,” a program for Yakima Valley Libraries. The talk begins at 7:30. A bit of info from the Yakima Herald here.

Nymphomaniac Enemy Wanted (Weekly Links)

Shia LaBeouf, Stacy Martin, counting Fibonacci numbers: Nymphomaniac Vol. I

Shia LaBeouf, Stacy Martin, counting Fibonacci numbers: Nymphomaniac Vol. I

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

Nymphomaniac, Vol. I. “This is a real journey.”

Muppets Most Wanted. “Strangely sour, despite some yuks along the way.”

Enemy. “The vague sense of a dystopian world in which the apocalypse seems to have passed by without anybody noticing.”

Bad Words. “The movie sort of works, but almost exclusively as a showcase for Bateman and Hahn.”

Make sure you check out the Overlook Podcast. I talk with Steve Scher about The Grand Budapest Hotel here. Our conversation about Lars von Trier and Nymphomaniac Vol. I happens right here.