Kitchen Art (This Week’s Movies)


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.

Life, Earth, Again (This Week’s Reviews)

Keira Knightley, Begin Again

Keira Knightley, Begin Again

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

Life Itself. “A blunt, stirring portrait of illness.”

Tammy. “You know a performer has defined her comic persona when she scores big laughs with her face covered.”

Earth to Echo. “Charm is in short supply.”

Begin Again. “Arranged around music: its composition, its performance, its meaning.”

Listen to the latest edition of the Overlook Podcast, as Steve Scher and I do a “live” version before a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger at the University Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Our thoughts (and the audience’s comments) on Hitchcock are posted here.

Could it be 50 years since the opening of A Hard Day’s Night? The film is being released again to theaters, undoubtedly with some new restoration. An excuse to remember a previous re-release and a movie about pure joy: read here.