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

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.

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

The Ambivalent Seven

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

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

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

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

‘Disorder’ Depicts the Hero’s Maleness in All Its Damaged Complexity
Clint Eastwood’s Miracle-on-the-Hudson Biopic, Sully, Bypasses the Brouhaha

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.

Clint Eastwood’s Miracle-on-the-Hudson Biopic, Sully, Bypasses the Brouhaha
The Movie Madness of ‘The Light Between Oceans’ Literally Froths at the Mouth
The Movie Madness of ‘The Light Between Oceans’ Literally Froths at the Mouth
As a Film, Barack and Michelle’s First Date Suffers From Its Foretold Fate

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.

As a Film, Barack and Michelle’s First Date Suffers From Its Foretold Fate
Herzog Logs On in ‘Lo and Behold,’ a Philosophical Treatise on the Internet Age

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.

Herzog Logs On in ‘Lo and Behold,’ a Philosophical Treatise on the Internet Age
Refreshingly, ‘Our Little Sister’ Does Drama Without Villains

Refreshingly, ‘Our Little Sister’ Does Drama Without Villains

In this film, everybody’s basically all right.

Refreshingly, ‘Our Little Sister’ Does Drama Without Villains
‘Don’t Think Twice’ Examines the Tensions and Trials of Making It in Improv

‘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.

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

Bad Moms Is Bad

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

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

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.

In ‘Café Society,’ Woody Allen Can’t Find a Pulse
Courtesy of Electric City Entertainment

Viggo Mortensen Gets Comfortable in ‘Captain Fantastic’

But the Matt Ross film still manages to chafe some.

Courtesy of Electric City Entertainment
Visually and Sonically, ‘The Fits’ Is a Wonderfully Weird Debut

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.

Visually and Sonically, ‘The Fits’ Is a Wonderfully Weird Debut
The BFG’s CGI Is a Test Case for Digital Moviemaking Exhaustion

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.

The BFG’s CGI Is a Test Case for Digital Moviemaking Exhaustion
‘De Palma’ Is an Uncritical but Robust Look at a Filmmaking Great

‘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.

‘De Palma’ Is an Uncritical but Robust Look at a Filmmaking Great
The Other Side Is a Harrowing Journey Through the Ravages of Rural Louisiana

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.”

The Other Side Is a Harrowing Journey Through the Ravages of Rural Louisiana
Selections for the Fourth Week of the Seattle International Film Festival

Selections for the Fourth Week of the Seattle International Film Festival

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

Selections for the Fourth Week of the Seattle International Film Festival
The Screwy Screwball of Maggie’s Plan

The Screwy Screwball of Maggie’s Plan

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

The Screwy Screwball of Maggie’s Plan
Courtesy Sundance Selects

‘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.

Courtesy Sundance Selects
Selections for the Third Week of the Seattle International Film Festival

Selections for the Third Week of the Seattle International Film Festival

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

Selections for the Third Week of the Seattle International Film Festival