Ready Dogs (This Week’s Movies)

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Isle of Dogs (courtesy Fox Searchlight)

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

Isle of Dogs. “Anderson’s style becomes overbearing when deployed in a precious world populated by animated talking animals.” (Herald link here.)

Ready Player One. “While Spielberg revels in this stuff, he’s also playing the role of concerned elder, cajoling these crazy kids to go outside and get some fresh air. Maybe that’s why the movie’s relentless fun feels just a little conflicted.”

A little Q&A with yours truly for the Herald.

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Need for Grand Budapest Fever (Weekly Links)

Larry Pine, Tony Revolori, Owen Wilson: At the helm of The Grand Budapest Hotel

Larry Pine, Tony Revolori, Owen Wilson: At the helm of The Grand Budapest Hotel

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

The Grand Budapest Hotel. “A project so steeped in Anderson’s velvet-trimmed bric-a-brac we might not notice how rare a movie like this is.”

Need for Speed. “About as good as a really dumb movie can get.”

Vic + Flo Saw a Bear. “Sustains the sense that – even in its most mundane moments – something extremely odd is about to happen.”

Particle Fever. “Contains real suspense and some tantalizing glimpses into the future.”

The Overlook Podcast should have a conversation about The Grand Budapest Hotel going up soon; I’ll set a link to it ASAP. In the meantime, check our post-Oscar thoughts here.