Film

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.

In ‘Paterson,’ Jim Jarmusch’s Latest, Adam Driver Drives and Writes Poems

It may appear ‘quirky,’ but fear not—the film is an authentic joy.

‘Hidden Figures,’ Is a Heroic Look at Jobs Well Done

The satisfying film follows three pioneering black women mathematicians at NASA.

The Year’s Finest Films

Amid the ceaseless Hollywood sequels and superhero flicks, unlikely gems rose to the top.

Eight Decades Later, Tacoma’s 1927 Lost Film ‘Eyes of the Totem’ Makes Its Seattle Debut

The relic from the days of Tacoma’s dreams as a ‘Hollyood-by-the-Sea’ shows at Northwest Film Forum.

‘La La Land’ Grafts the Golden Era of Film Onto Modern Day

The film’s throwback Hollywood charm is well-executed, but ultimately contrived.

A Ruthless Lobbyist Takes on Gun Control in the Farfetched But Satisfying ‘Miss Sloane’

Jessica Chastain dominates as few actresses get to dominate their films these days.

‘Old Stone’ Turns a Controversial Chinese Medical Policy Into Neo-Noir

After a collision with a motorcyclist, a taxi driver’s lifesaving decision begins a dark descent.

Warren Beatty’s New Film About Howard Hughes Is, Like Its Subject, Daffy and Odd

‘Rules Don’t Apply’ shines by not settling for mere nostalgia.

Beset by Overly Minimalist Direction, ‘Loving’ Loses Its Emotional Heartbeat

The film’s approach to 1967’s court ruling on interracial marriage suffers from reluctant direction.

‘Aquarius’ Builds a Stunning Story Out of a Subject Seattleites Are Familiar With

The Brazilian film finds a mid-60s writer battling for her historic building against developers.

A Coming-of-Age Film, ‘Moonlight,’ Offers More the Longer You Give It

There are plenty of hit-and-miss moments, but it all adds up to an inspired end.

Even Without Narration, ‘Do Not Resist’ Speaks Volumes on Police Militarization

The film trains its eye, and therefore rests its case, again and again, on stark juxtapositions.

In ‘Certain Women,’ the Story’s Not the Point

This series of vignettes, set around wintry Livingston, Montana, is more about the tone than the tale.

In ‘Denial,’ a Woman Must Prove the Holocaust Happened … In Court

While the film isn’t top-notch, the true story it tells couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.