Film

Sifting Through SIFF

The best of the upcoming enormous film fest.

King Arthur and the Bros of the Round Table

Guy Ritchie’s take on Camelot is a joyless medieval sausage fest.

‘A Quiet Passion’ Is as Enjoyably Eccentric as Emily Dickinson’s Poetry

What could’ve been a stuffy biopic turns into a fittingly odd ode to its unconventional subject.

A Filmic Stand to the Travel Ban

The Seventh Art Stand, a free film festival featuring Islamic works, will take over Seattle next month.

The Plot-Free ‘Free Fire’

Ben Wheatley’s latest strips the action genre of all but its violent core.

In Colossal, Anne Hathaway Accidentally Summons a Giant Monster in South Korea

The premise may be goofy, but the film ends up being much more than a quirky Kaiju flick.

Walter Hill’s “The Assignment” Is Unapologetically Deranged

This action flick with an unwanted gender-reassignment surgery at its center is lurid and clunky.

Raw Is a Cannibalistic Coming-of-Age Tale

Growing up and throwing up in this occasionally uncanny film.

“T2 Trainspotting” Exchanges the Original’s Edge for Sentimentality

There might be something here for diehard fans, but otherwise the nostalgia’s empty.

Feeding the Beast

Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake feels factory-made.

Justen Waterhouse’s “Darkness Film Series” Contemplates the Absence of Light

The Henry is re-examining cinema born of darkness.

The Quiet, Stop-Motion Heart of ‘My Life as a Zucchini’

This animated Swiss Oscar nominee may have lost to ‘Zootopia,’ but its subtle soul shines regardless.

‘Logan’—Which Should Be a Snooze-Fest Wolverine Tale—Is Actually One of Marvel’s Best

With surprisingly solid storytelling and unexpected plot points, the X-Men outing excels.

Beneath the Love-Story Gauze of ‘A United Kingdom’ Is a Dense African History Lesson

When the heir to the Bechuanaland throne marries an Englishwoman, romantic geopolitical chess follows.

This Powerful Series Seeks to Showcase Seattle’s Diversity

The Uncode will “create a space where black people can see one another.”

Son of Joseph Is Biblical Without Pretension

Even with Joseph, Marie, and a donkey, this film is allegory free and upends expectation.

German Comedy ‘Toni Erdmann’ Achieves Legitimate Filmic Madness

A goofy father saves his daughter from corporate drudgery by dressing up as a jet-setting life coach.

Each Shot of Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta Is a Compositionally Rich Work of Art

The Spanish filmmaker lends his masterly touch to this novella-like film.

Despite a Strong Cast, “20th Century Women” Comes Off Cloying

Rather than paint a grand picture of the ’70s, the film suffocates under the weight of its sentiment.