Cold Glass Destroyer (This Week’s Movies)

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Tomasz Kot, Joanna Kulig: Cold War (Palace Films, Lukasz Bak)

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

Cold War. “Along with the off-center black-and-white cinematography, Pawlikoski’s most effective tool here is the way music provides the pulse of the story.”

Glass. “I hope Shyamalan drops his grand ambitions to explain the Unified Theory of Everything and gets back to freaking us all out.”

Destroyer. “Switching the sex around doesn’t make it fresh.”

I contribute a Seasoned Ticket entry for the Scarecrow Video blog, this time looking back at M. Night Shyamalan’s second feature, Wide Awake. Read here.

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Missing Captain Vol. II (Weekly Links)

Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, from Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

Captain America: The Winter Soldier. “Actually a movie.”

Nymphomaniac Vol. II. “Needs to be seen as a single picture, preferably in one go.”

The Missing Picture. “Chilling but fascinating.”

Anita: Speak Truth to Power. “Not exercising journalism here.”

Tuesday, April 8, join me for “The End of the Trail: How the Movie Western Rode Into the Sunset,” a free talk in the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau series, at 2 p.m. at the Gardens at Town Square in Bellevue.

Join me Thursday April 10 for two talks on Whidbey Island. At 1 p.m. I’ll present “The End of the Trail: How the Movie Western Rode Into the Sunset,” a free talk in the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau series, at the Freeland Library. Details here. Then at 6 I’ll give the talk farther north, at the Oak Harbor Library; details here.

Another installment of the Overlook Podcast is up and running. In this one, Steve Scher and I talk about Darren Aronofsky’s Noah; a look around the shelves of Scarecrow Video turns up the new DVD of a great Orson Welles title. Listen here.