Arts This Weekend at the Movies
posted by July 20 at 14:01 PMon
Briefly, the news: As noted by Adam Sekuler at Northwest Film Forum’s Hot Splice, two filmmakers with local ties made it into Filmmaker Magazine’s annual roundup of fresh talent. Congrats to Adam Blubaugh and Calvin Reeder (who’s mostly in LA now, but still counts).
You can see Calvin act in his buddy Brady Hall’s June & July, which appears in the web version of On Screen. (If you’re clutching a print edition, flip back to Film Shorts.) Also in the On Screen lineup: the pointless film-adaptation-of-the-musical-adaptation-of-the-superior-film Hairspray (condemned by veritable bad-movie connoisseur David Schmader), the SIFF biopic Goya’s Ghosts (Jen Graves says Javier Bardem’s great, but, um, he doesn’t play the artist), the eccentric-agrarian doc The Real Dirt on Farmer John (Andrew Wright admits it wanders, but apparently it’s still worthwhile), and Lady Chatterley, a refined French take on D.H. Lawrence’s novel (Jon Frosch says it’s better the second time around).
And in extra-special web extras this week, we have Lindy West taking down I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.
Film Shorts is located at Get Out. This week, you’ll find reviews of Half Moon, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Cashback, and many more. And with that, I’m off to a vacation in the woods where no movies can find me. See Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday for me!