Dog Giver Team (This Week’s Movies)

Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges: The Giver

Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges: The Giver

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

The Giver. “The promise doesn’t pan out.”

The Dog. “A rock turned over to expose a very weird pocket of life.” (In case of Herald paywall issues, here’s the link to the Weekly version.)

The Kill Team. “Creates a portrait of occupational boredom, anger, and resentment, spinning in a perpetual cycle.” (Link to Weekly version.)

New installment of the Overlook Podcast up this week. I didn’t go for The Hundred-Foot Journey, but it led Steve Scher and me to have a conversation about the film and the appeal of food movies; listen in here.

Sunday August 17 at 2 p.m., the Magic Lantern series at the Frye Art Museum presents Andrew Okpeaha MacLean’s 2011 film On the Ice, a drama set in a tight-knit Inuit community. Performer Allison Warden will attend the screening. See here for more info.

On successive Thursday nights, September 4 & 11, I’ll be leading a workshop at the Northwest Film Forum called “Cinematic Space and Sound.” The first session will concentrate on the evocative use of screen space, the second on masters of sound. More information here.