Saturday, February 01, 2020

February Reviews

© 1940 Columbia Pictures Corporation;
photograph from a private collection
These are the reviews and other projects I'm working on this month. 

City Pages: On the Life and Afterlife of Harry Nilsson’s Fabulous Animated Feature The Point!

KCTS 9 This Week: Staff Selection preview of Stanley Nelson's 
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (part of American Masters).

Seattle Film Blog: Australian Filmmaker Kitty Green Casts a Cool Eye on a Predator's Retinue in The Assistant and Russian Wunderkind Kantemir Balagov Explores the Unwomanly Face of War in Beanpole.  

SIFF: Cinema Dissection of His Girl Friday.

SIFFcast: Best of 2019 Part 2 (Part 1 here). End-of-the-year recap feat. Jeremy Cropf, SJ Chiro, Marcus Gorman, Sean Gilman, and me.

Video Librarian: 16 Bars, High Strung Free DanceSerendipitySingled [Out]: A Film About Single Women in an Era of Choice, and Betty Davis: They Say I'm Different.



Endnote: His Girl Friday image from Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Monday, January 13, 2020

January Reviews

These are the reviews and other projects I'm working on this month.

KUOW: Guest on the 1/13/20 episode of The Record with Bill Radke to talk about this year's Oscar nominations.

Seattle Film Blog: The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, Michigan Battle It Out in Jon Avnet's Fact-Based FilmThey Say Betty Davis Was Different, But This Documentary Doesn't Go Into Enough Detail, and Watch Nicolas Cage Lose His Shit in Richard Stanley's Lovecraft-Powered Color out of Space.

SIFFcast: Oscar Edition 2020 (click here for 2019). Participant in SIFF's podcast in which producer Jeremy Cropf, host SJ Chiro, and a panel of critics and programmers discuss the highlights of the year.

TeenTix: SIFF Film Criticism Workshop teaching artist.



Endnote: Betty Davis image from Native Voice Films.