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‘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.

 

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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.”

 

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Selections for the Fourth Week of the Seattle International Film Festival

Young Obama in love, Viggo Mortensen’s post-hippie fantasy, and more.

 

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The Screwy Screwball of Maggie’s Plan

The comedy in Maggie’s Plan is on-again, off-again.

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‘Weiner’ Reveals a Politician Unable to Turn His Hubris, or the Cameras, Off

Filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg capture the cringeworthy mayoral run of shamed former congressman Anthony Weiner.

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Selections for the Third Week of the Seattle International Film Festival

Megan Griffiths’ newest, South American noir, Latvian absurdism, and more.

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‘The Lobster’ Is the Perfect Picture of Peculiarity

Colin Farrell comes out of his shell in Yorgos Lanthimos’s dark, odd English-language debut.

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Selections for the Second Week of the Seattle International Film Festival

Our critic selects the best of the fest.

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Viggo Mortensen's 'Captain Fantastic' was shot in Goldbar, Sultan, Snohomish, and a Kirkland hospital. Photo by Cathy Kanavy

How to Find Your Way Through the Overwhelming Offerings at SIFF

There’s a kind of madness at loose here, from the sheer number of films (something in the neighborhood of 250 features this year, from 85 different countries) to the variety of events involved.

Viggo Mortensen's 'Captain Fantastic' was shot in Goldbar, Sultan, Snohomish, and a Kirkland hospital. Photo by Cathy Kanavy
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Stash Box: Marijuana at the Movies

Three classic films that are better when you’re high.

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Michele Gondry's 'Microbe & Gasoline.'

Selections for the First Week of the Seattle International Film Festival

Our critic selects the best of the fest.

Michele Gondry's 'Microbe & Gasoline.'
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‘The Meddler’ Is Too Sitcom-Safe to Truly Transcend Its Genre’s Tropes

Susan Sarandon smothers in her latest role.

The Meddler. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics