Weekly Roundup (Week of January 8, 2018)

Another week, another rundown of that sweet, sweet content! Here’s what I was up to this week in terms of film writing. 

It’s been out for a while now, but I was ecstatic to see Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest masterwork in brilliant 70mm at the Music Box Theatre, my favorite movie house in the city. This gave me the perfect opportunity to gush about how much I loved it. Read the review here

Over at Consequence of Sound, I punched my ticket and climbed aboard the Neeson train with the spectacularly shlocky B-movie The Commuter, the latest in his lo-fi thriller collaborations with The Shallows‘ Jaume Collet-Serra. Read the review here

It’s only January, but I’ve already seen one of my favorite movies of the year – the delightful sequel to 2014’s Paddington. It’s a great, sophisticated kid’s movie that elicits as many giggles as it does poignant homilies about kindness and tolerance. Read my review here

In my continuing TV coverage for Consequence of Sound, I got a sneak peek at Amazon’s answer to Black Mirror, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, and wrote about its best episode.  It’s also the second time I wrote about something called “The Commuter,” so that was a treat. Read my piece here

It wasn’t all sunshine and roses this week – I also wrote about Paul McGuigan’s dull, anemic Gloria Grahame drama Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. Bening may be excellent in it, but that doesn’t save the rest of it from being a slog. Read more in my review here

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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