Archive for category: Seattle Screens

Seattle Screens: Brandon Cronenberg goes ‘Antiviral’

18 April, 2013 (16:46) | by Robert Horton, by Sean Axmaker, Film Reviews, Seattle Screens | By: Sean Axmaker

Robert Horton, curator of the Museum of History and Industry exhibit “Celluloid Seattle,” and Richard T. Jameson, one-time film critic of Seattle Weekly and editor of both Seattle’s own Movietone News and Film Comment (as well as frequent Parallax View contributor) will discuss Seattle’s lively film culture back through the decades in a free event at […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of April 12

12 April, 2013 (11:52) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, Seattle Screens | By: Bruce Reid

DGA Quarterly presents a collection of on-set photos of Howard Hawks, the master showing John Wayne how to throw a punch, Charles Coburn how to flirt, and Angie Dickinson…no, well, he’s just taking in Dickinson like the rest of us. (Click through for downloadable .pdf.) Also in the new issue, interviews with Robert Zemeckis on […]

Seattle Screens: Immersed in ‘Leviathan’

4 April, 2013 (16:12) | by Sean Axmaker, Film Reviews, Seattle Screens | By: Sean Axmaker

This month’s round of “Framing Pictures,” a lively conversation about the current cinema with Seattle film critics Robert Horton, Richard Jameson, and Kathleen Murphy, takes place at NWFF on Friday, April 5. The event is free and the conversation begins at 5pm. Mr. Jameson teases a few of the topics up for discussion at Straight […]

Seattle Screens: How to say ‘No’ with a smile

28 March, 2013 (17:47) | by Sean Axmaker, Seattle Screens | By: Sean Axmaker

No, the final film in Pablo Larrain’s trilogy of life in Chiule under Pinochet, appropriately enough takes on the end of Pinochet’s reign via the 1988 plebiscite vote that he arranged to “legitimize” his regime to the world. Chileans assumed it was a sham, a public display of democracy with Pinochet stacking the deck with […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of March 22

22 March, 2013 (11:18) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, Seattle Screens | By: Bruce Reid

The new Senses of Cinema has arrived. Among the highlights are Michael Pattison on the Surrealist bona fides of Lynch’s Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire, and Tom Ryan (in what’s billed the first of a series) looking at Sirk’s employment of and struggles with genre in three of his “lesser” films: Taza, Son of Cochise, […]

Seattle Screens: Kiarostami in Japan and Park in America

14 March, 2013 (16:17) | by Sean Axmaker, Seattle Screens | By: Sean Axmaker

The March edition of Framing Picture, the free monthly discussion about movies about the current cinema, is Friday, March 15 at Northwest Film Forum. The conversation begins at 5pm with Seattle film critics Robert Horton, Richard Jameson, and Bruce Reid. Mr. Jameson previews the discussion at Straight Shooting here. While the filmmaking talents of Iran […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of March 8

8 March, 2013 (09:54) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, Seattle Screens | By: Bruce Reid

Nick Pinkerton, driving through the Midwest, thinks upon the region’s cinematic apotheoses; specifically, two Minnelli masterpieces and The Magnificent Ambersons. Speaking of Pinkerton’s “pride of Kenosha, Wisconsin,” Joanne Hill Tarbox Styles, daughter of the headmaster at the Todd School for Boys, which Welles attended during his teens, offers a memoir of those years that reminds […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of March 1

1 March, 2013 (10:57) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, Seattle Screens | By: Bruce Reid

The New Republic’s Jason Farago worries that Amour might not just chronicle a death but embody one, if it turns out to be the last, grand gasp of a European cinema whose state subsidies are drying up. Charles Barr takes the current resurgence in all things Hitchcock as opportunity to argue that the greatest of […]

Seattle Screens: Noir City 2013

21 February, 2013 (19:12) | by Sean Axmaker, Seattle Screens | By: Sean Axmaker

Noir City 2013, my favorite Seattle festival of the year, opens for a week of double-feature showings (and one triple-feature) of classics, rarities, rediscoveries, and restorations. I preview the opening night program of two Cy Enfield pictures, the independently-made Try and Get Me! (1950), rescued and restored thanks to the efforts of the Film Noir […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of February 15

15 February, 2013 (10:41) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, Seattle Screens | By: Bruce Reid

In the new Bright Lights Film Journal, Imogen Sara Smith offers a marvelous analysis of how Powell and Pressburger use narrative ellipses (and Roger Livesey) to very different ends in two different movies. Other highlights include Oren Shai’s tracking the changes of the Women in Prison genre, from silent-era message movies still experimenting with the […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of February 8

8 February, 2013 (10:51) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, Seattle Screens | By: Bruce Reid

“Cuz the slave is a Negro in your cinema/In your cinema/In your cinema/Jamie Foxx plays this Negro in your cinema/He even blows White chicks away.” All due respect to Groundhog Day, February’s gladdest tiding for movie lovers is the annual return of Odienator’s Black History Mumf, with sharp, observant, and very funny pieces already published on […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of February 1

1 February, 2013 (09:25) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, Seattle Screens | By: Bruce Reid

“No other actress had quite the same ability to be simultaneously wised-up and unprotected, generous yet nobody’s fool.” In the first of a two-part series, this installment covering from her debut in Sinners’ Holiday to singing for her Forgotten Man in Golddiggers of 1933, Imogen Smith marvels at Joan Blondell’s endlessly arresting, electrically modern turns […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of January 25

25 January, 2013 (09:06) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, Seattle Screens | By: Bruce Reid

The new issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review is dedicated to Classic Hollywood; which topic is interpreted in agreeably diverse fashion to include Anne Helen Petersen on the evolution of the PR game from the fake news reports on Florence Lawrence’s death to the age of Twitter and Tumblr; excerpts from Bret Lott’s biography-in-progress on […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of January 18

18 January, 2013 (10:46) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, Seattle Screens | By: Bruce Reid

“Movie has always been a kind of Dorian Gray process. Many of you were not alive when Bogart died, but you can revel in his early middle age (especially when he acquired the 19-year-old Lauren Bacall)—and hardly ever find a picture of him where he looks young.” David Thomson, prompted by the grand turns of Jean-Louis […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of January 11

11 January, 2013 (10:30) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, Seattle Screens | By: Sean Axmaker

If Stephen Rodrick’s already notorious fly-on-the-wall article about the making of The Canyons were just stories of Lindsay Lohan flaking and Paul Schrader seething, it’d be a fun, if queasily voyeuristic, bit of nothing. But it’s the not-so-subtextual portrait of movie mavericks flailing now that Hollywood has no place for them that makes it such […]