Film

Sundance hit ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Dramatizes the Nat Turner Slave Rebellion

Like D.W. Griffith’s landmark film, this will be remembered for unintended reasons.

Disaster Biopic ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Turns Tragedy into Unholy Spectacle

The film is a fleet crowd-pleaser, but the thrills of the explosions should raise questions.

Now a Seattle Staple, the Local Sightings Festival Showcases the Spectrum of Northwest Film

Medieval mockumentary, a DIY gameshow, indigenous documentaries, moody sci-fi, and films about milk.

The Ambivalent Seven

The remake of the ’60s Western classic is enjoyable but half-hearted.

‘Disorder’ Depicts the Hero’s Maleness in All Its Damaged Complexity

The cinema needs women making movies about everyone and everything, including, sometimes, men.

Clint Eastwood’s Miracle-on-the-Hudson Biopic, Sully, Bypasses the Brouhaha

Keeping the action to a mere six minutes, this unadorned film is still a testament to human grit.

Clyde Petersen’s ‘Torrey Pines’ Is a Fascinating Work of Ambient Animation

The Seattle animator’s debut feature-length film is trippy, hilarious, and strangely meditative.

As a Film, Barack and Michelle’s First Date Suffers From Its Foretold Fate

‘Southside With You’ is an interesting, but not necessarily compelling, take on the biopic form.

Herzog Logs On in ‘Lo and Behold,’ a Philosophical Treatise on the Internet Age

One of his many stops in the film is an Internet-addiction rehab center here in Washington.

Refreshingly, ‘Our Little Sister’ Does Drama Without Villains

In this film, everybody’s basically all right.

‘Don’t Think Twice’ Examines the Tensions and Trials of Making It in Improv

Honest but not maudlin, this movie has a few hard feelings and one thrown punch.

Bad Moms Is Bad

This year has seen a slew of great femme-driven comedies, but this isn’t one.

In ‘Café Society,’ Woody Allen Can’t Find a Pulse

With his pretty new film, the director delivers some sharp jokes, but never gets into a groove.

Finding the Good in Bad Movies

It’s about the crowd, not the quality, at Seattle’s bad-movie screenings.

Viggo Mortensen Gets Comfortable in ‘Captain Fantastic’

But the Matt Ross film still manages to chafe some.

Visually and Sonically, ‘The Fits’ Is a Wonderfully Weird Debut

After a misfit 11-year-old joins a dance team, her peers succumb to mysterious seizures.

The BFG’s CGI Is a Test Case for Digital Moviemaking Exhaustion

There’s a warm heart under the digital exterior, one that makes us long for rubber sharks.

‘De Palma’ Is an Uncritical but Robust Look at a Filmmaking Great

The film underscores De Palma’s keen, sometimes lurid grasp of what cinema is.

The Other Side Is a Harrowing Journey Through the Ravages of Rural Louisiana

“I acknowledge this film’s power, and still feel uneasy about it.”