Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald and Seattle Weekly, and etc.
Inherent Vice. “Puzzled.”
At the Overlook Podcast, Steve Scher and I look at the upcoming film calendar and gauge our levels of anticipation for 2015 titles to come. Listen here, and look through our past installments, too.
I stopped by KIRO radio’s “Mark Rahner Show” again last week, where we talked about my 10 best list and Mark correctly guessed my worst film of 2014. Also, a few comments on showbiz deaths of 2014.
This Sunday, Jan. 11, I’ll give a talk called “The Dream Factory: How Hollywood Created the Star,” at Harbour Pointe in Mukilteo, WA. We’ll look at some of the early examples of the studio-system star, a remarkable period with some fascinating stories. The talk is free; find more info here and here.
And Thursday, Jan. 15, join the talkers of Framing Pictures as we sort through the holiday-season aftermath. Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy and I will meet at the Screening Room in Scarecrow Video at 5 p.m. for this free event; drinks will be on sale.
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