Archive for category: by Andrew Wright

Film Review: ‘Tusk’

19 September, 2014 (08:23) | by Andrew Wright, Film Reviews, Horror | By: Editor

Kevin Smith’s 1994 debut Clerks found the filmmaker already firmly intertwined with his narrative, with the movie’s hilarity bolstered by the writer/director’s profane stories about his struggles getting the damn thing made in the first place. What first seemed like charming promotion quickly grew into a canny empire, as each subsequent project emerged accompanied by […]

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Film Review: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’

18 September, 2014 (20:41) | by Andrew Wright, Film Reviews | By: Andrew Wright

Amid the gumshoed masses of fictional detectives, author Lawrence Block’s Matt Scudder looms large and wounded, an unlicensed private eye who continually takes the weight of the world on his shoulders in an attempt to quiet his inner demons. Adapting the 10th book in Block’s Scudder series, A Walk Among the Tombstones nails the mournful […]

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Join Seattle Film Critics to Discuss the Year in Film 2013

16 December, 2013 (17:45) | by Andrew Wright, by Bruce Reid, by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, by Robert Horton, Events | By: Editor

This year contributors to Parallax View will convene at not one but two separate free events to discuss the films of 2013. Thursday, December 19 at 7pm at the Frye Museum: For the ninth straight year, a congenial if idiosyncratic coven of Seattle film critics—Robert Horton, Andrew Wright, Jim Emerson and Kathleen Murphy—convenes at the […]

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Parallax View’s Best of 2011

1 January, 2012 (14:35) | by Andrew Wright, by John Hartl, by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, by Sean Axmaker, lists | By: admin

Welcome 2012 with one last look back at the best releases of 2011, as seen by the contributors to Parallax View. Critics listed in reverse alphabetical order Andrew Wright (as posted at Salt Lake Weekly) 1. Melancholia 2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes 3. Cave of Forgotten Dreams 4. 13 Assassins 5. Drive […]

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Parallax View’s Best of 2010

1 January, 2011 (05:20) | by Andrew Wright, by David Coursen, by Jay Kuehner, by John Hartl, by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, by Robert Horton, by Sean Axmaker, Editor, lists | By: Editor

Welcome 2011 with one last look back at the best releases of 2010, as seen by the contributors to Parallax View. Sean Axmaker 1. Carlos 2. Let Me In 3. The Social Network 4. White Material 5. Winter’s Bone 6. The Ghost Writer 7. Wild Grass 8. Eccentricities Of A Blond Haired Girl 9. Sweetgrass […]

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Reflex Action

12 July, 2010 (12:55) | by Andrew Wright, Film Reviews, Horror | By: Andrew Wright

[REC] 2 Dir: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza Easily bored/excessively nauseous audiences bemoaning the rise of shakycam scary movies were thrown a monster bone with 2007’s [REC], a relentlessly inspired mash-up which successfully married the slow burn hallmarks of the POV genre with the fast twitch scares of more traditional horror. (The American remake/carbon copy Quarantine […]

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Anarchy in the CG

9 July, 2010 (10:44) | Animation, by Andrew Wright, Film Reviews | By: Andrew Wright

Despicable Me Dir: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud Sincere Question: During this, Pixar’s Golden Age of Animation, is it somehow ungrateful to wish for an occasional decent deviation from Masterpiece after Masterpiece, in the way that Bugs Bunny and Co. served as a hellzapoppin’ corrective to Disney’s dignified heft? (Despite the repeated efforts of Dreamworks, the […]

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Unstable Molecules

6 May, 2010 (11:05) | by Andrew Wright, Film Reviews, Science Fiction | By: Andrew Wright

Iron Man 2 dir: Jon Favreau Is there an actor alive who digs himself more than Robert Downey Jr.? (Ok, possibly Richard Gere, but that’s in more of a creepy, reptilian vein.) At a time when more and more actors are going Methody opaque, Downey’s lightspeed thought processes are gloriously external, finding hidden ironies in […]

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One last list of lists for 2009 – The Year in Cinema

30 January, 2010 (18:55) | by Andrew Wright, by Greg Way, by John Hartl, by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, by Robert Horton, by Sean Axmaker, lists | By: Editor

Squeezing in just before the Oscar nominations are announced, here are a few final lists and remarks from Parallax View contributors and friends, along with those published by Seattle top critics, as a snapshot of the way we see 2009.

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Star Trek – Not So Boldly Going

7 May, 2009 (15:50) | by Andrew Wright, Film Reviews, Science Fiction | By: Andrew Wright

The upcoming statement isn’t exactly going to set the internet on fire, but here goes: I’ve got a bit of a beef with Harlan Ellison, namely for his oft-crowed, dependably nerd-enraging assertion that the OG Star Trek series was nothing more than a “cop show in space.” Although said statement does serve to nicely deflate […]

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The last list of Lists for 2008 – The Year in Cinema

25 January, 2009 (12:58) | by Andrew Wright, by John Hartl, by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, by Robert C. Cumbow, by Robert Horton, by Sean Axmaker, Commentary, lists | By: Sean Axmaker

The reading of the Oscar nominations marks the unofficial (and long overdue) end to the season of Top Ten lists and year-in-review pieces and various awards bestowed by every group who wants to add their stamp to the passports of Oscar hopefuls. So as a postscript, I gather a few lists and remarks from Parallax […]

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