Outrage Shadows (Weekly Links)

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

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. “Either I’ve surrendered to the idea of a Sherlock Holmes story as an action picture, or this one’s just a better, cleaner movie overall.”

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. “One of the really unexpected winners of the movie year.”

I Melt with You. “A Gen-X take on the drunken blowhards from John Cassavetes’ Husbands.”

Outrage. “Plays as a parody of the yakuza film.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about revivals around Seattle in that old-fangled film delivery system known as 35 mm. The talk is archived here; the movie section unveils itself around the 20-minute mark.

And more KUOW: On today’s edition of “Weekday,” Steve Scher hosts Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy, and me for a roundtable on some of the best movies of 2011. Special mention to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Melancholia, and A Dangerous Method. That one’s found here, taking up the entire hour.

At What a Feeling!, we hark back to an earlier incarnation of Alvin and his rodent pals, in 1987’s Chipmunk Adventure.

Thanks to all who came and participated – panelists and audience alike – in last night’s “Critics Wrap” at the Frye Art Museum, a conversation about the films of 2011. Lists will be published shortly on the Frye website, and a condensed version of the evening will be broadcast soon on the Seattle Channel; I’ll post links when that comes on.

Angels & Ashes & Demons (Weekly Links)

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Little ashes, big 'staches.

Movies I reviewed for the Herald this week.

Angels & Demons. “Spitting out reams of hugger-mugger.”

Little Ashes. “The worst bowl cut since Javier Bardem.”

Tyson. “Puzzled at still being alive.”

Outrage. “Its real subject is hypocrisy.”

Katyn. “Without adornment.”

Enlighten Up! “A surfer dude’s update onThe Razor’s Edge.”