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Just a week ago, I “swam” in Puget Sound (note the liberal quotes) in mid-May for a solid ten minutes. I was quite pleased with myself for my endurance (I was paddling around with friends) and I decid…
I was not a fan of Mad Max: Fury Road. I remember leaving the screening with a bit of a 3D headache, partly due to the skip-a-frame herky-jerky cinematography, and partly due to the fact that it was e…
It's a wrap! The SIFFTY-th (sort of 50th) Seattle International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday night. Even though the festival is relatively truncated these days, running for a week and a half (un…
I noticed a recurring theme in several of the films I saw at SIFF: the preservation of art, culture, and ideas in a rapidly changing world. Whether inspiring, thought-provoking, or heartbreaking, thes…
Art can come from a source of joy, pain, or strife, as shown in these wildly different portrayals of creators... Rainier: A Beer Odyssey (6/8) Anyone who grew up or lived in the Pacific Northwest …
It's refreshing to see a variety of films about aging, where older actors are front and center, not relegated to supporting role. It's a no-brainer that people with a few years under their belts have …
I have to admit, this movie had to slowly win me over (and it had plenty of time to do that with its 2-1/2 hour runtime). In the three previous Planet of the Apes "reboot" films, the arc was completed…
What to see? What to see? The pared-down Seattle International Film Festival is shorter and leaner, but still filled with so many intriguing-looking movies hard it's hard to narrow things down. There …
Part of the fun of going to film festivals is enjoying the unique treat of watching a movie before anyone else... but fests also offer a terrific opportunity to see movies that are building buzz on th…
In the movie Civil War, there is more than one reference to the namesake of Kirsten Dunst's war photographer Lee Miller. The release of a biopic about the real-life WWII photographer couldn't be more …
Sure, the math is a little squishy, calling this year's celebration the 50th Seattle International Film Festival. The first SIFF was in 1976, but founders Dan Ireland and Darryl Macdonald were superst…
The story arc of Civil War is super-simple: A carload of war journalists (led by a weary, haunted Kirsten Dunst) needs to get from point A to point B so they can interview the leader of one side of th…