Brian Miller

Ha-ha! You stepped in dog poo! Lacy and Slate.A24 Films

Opens Fri., June 20 at Guild 45th and Lincoln Square. Rated R.

Opens Fri., June 20 at Guild 45th and Lincoln Square. Rated R. 85 minutes.Written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, this movie has already been pegged… Continue reading

Ha-ha! You stepped in dog poo! Lacy and Slate.A24 Films
Dunne, flanked by Graye and Martin.discoverersmovie.com

The DiscoverersOpens Fri., June 20 at Varsity. Not rated. 104 minutes.Griffin Dunne,

The DiscoverersOpens Fri., June 20 at Varsity. Not rated. 104 minutes.Griffin Dunne, where ya been? The ’80s didn’t mint many movie stars (one of Alec… Continue reading

Dunne, flanked by Graye and Martin.discoverersmovie.com
Collette’s journalist goes digging into her own archives.

Lucky Them Runs Fri., June 13–Thurs., June 26 at Northwest Film Forum.

Lucky Them Runs Fri., June 13–Thurs., June 26 at Northwest Film Forum. 
Rated R. 96 minutes. Something about movies set in the music world—rockers, journalists,… Continue reading

Collette’s journalist goes digging into her own archives.
Fishburne as the mysterious Dr. Damon.Ursula Coyote/ Focus Features

The Signal Opens Fri., June 13 at Sundance and other theaters. Rated

The Signal Opens Fri., June 13 at Sundance and other theaters. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes. Sci-fi, like real estate and society in general, is headed… Continue reading

Fishburne as the mysterious Dr. Damon.Ursula Coyote/ Focus Features
Journey into the past: Kulesza (left) and Trzebuchowska.Music Box Films

Ida Opens Fri., June 13 at Sundance Cinemas and SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Ida Opens Fri., June 13 at Sundance Cinemas and SIFF Cinema Uptown. 
Rated PG-13. 80 minutes. After the calamity of World War II, your family… Continue reading

Journey into the past: Kulesza (left) and Trzebuchowska.Music Box Films
Gordon in the early ‘70s.

Supermensch Opens Fri., June 13 at Seven Gables. Rated R. 84 minutes.

Supermensch Opens Fri., June 13 at Seven Gables. 
Rated R. 84 minutes. The subtitle of Mike Myers’ first film as director is “The Legend of… Continue reading

Gordon in the early ‘70s.
Sarandon plays the Pat Morita role.Compass/Millennium Ent.

Ping Pong Summer Runs Fri., June 6–Thurs., June 12 at Northwest Film

Ping Pong Summer Runs Fri., June 6–Thurs., June 12 at Northwest Film Forum. 
Not rated. 92 minutes. I get my 1980s nostalgia pure and firsthand,… Continue reading

Sarandon plays the Pat Morita role.Compass/Millennium Ent.
Vidal at his writing desk.Amnesia LLC/Sundance Selects/IFC

Gore Vidal: The UnitedStates of Amnesia Opens Fri., June 6 at Varsity.

Gore Vidal: The UnitedStates of Amnesia Opens Fri., June 6 at Varsity. 
Not rated. 89 minutes. When Gore Vidal died two years ago, he got… Continue reading

Vidal at his writing desk.Amnesia LLC/Sundance Selects/IFC

You look familiar, says the casting director at an audition, but he

You look familiar, says the casting director at an audition, but he can’t place the face. “I was on a television show for a long… Continue reading

Vargas with his mother, Emelie Salinas, before leaving the Philippines.documentedthefilm.com

Documented Runs Fri., May 30–Thurs., June 5 at Grand Illusion. Not rated.

Documented Runs Fri., May 30–Thurs., June 5 at 
Grand Illusion. Not rated. 95 minutes. Good journalists don’t necessarily become good filmmakers, even if they’ve got… Continue reading

Vargas with his mother, Emelie Salinas, before leaving the Philippines.documentedthefilm.com
Martine and Xavier (Tautou and Duris) connect again, this time in NYC.

Chinese Puzzle Opens Fri., May 30 at Seven Gables. Rated R. 117

Chinese Puzzle Opens Fri., May 30 at Seven Gables. 
Rated R. 117 minutes. In three agreeable films covering about a dozen years for his main… Continue reading

Martine and Xavier (Tautou and Duris) connect again, this time in NYC.
Telford says his next script will have nothing to do with Idaho.

You may recall seeing a short film at SIFF ’12 called The

You may recall seeing a short film at SIFF ’12 called The Last Virgin, about a drunken teenage party in rural Idaho that led to… Continue reading

Telford says his next script will have nothing to do with Idaho.
Lilith (Bado) with her father (Diego Peretti)Samuel Goldwyn Films

The German Doctor Opens Fri., May 23 at Sundance and Lincoln Square.

The German Doctor Opens Fri., May 23 at Sundance and Lincoln Square. Rated PG-13. 93 minutes. There’s a whole genre of movies about fearless Nazi… Continue reading

Lilith (Bado) with her father (Diego Peretti)Samuel Goldwyn Films
Favreau does his own knife work, of course.Merrick Morton/Open Road Films

Chef Opens Fri., May 23 at Majestic Bay, Sundance, and Lincoln Square.

Chef Opens Fri., May 23 at Majestic Bay, 
Sundance, and Lincoln Square. 
Rated R. 115 minutes. There is nothing wrong with food porn or the… Continue reading

Favreau does his own knife work, of course.Merrick Morton/Open Road Films
Mbatha-Raw as our conflicted heroine.David Appleby/Fox Searchlight

Belle Opens Fri., May 23 at Guild 45th, Meridian, and Lincoln Square.

Belle Opens Fri., May 23 at Guild 45th, Meridian, and Lincoln Square. Rated PG. 105 minutes. The rule or the exception—which story should filmmakers follow… Continue reading

Mbatha-Raw as our conflicted heroine.David Appleby/Fox Searchlight
Smith at the old newsboy shack.

You can’t go home again—only Matt Smith did. Twice. Raised in the

You can’t go home again—only Matt Smith did. Twice. Raised in the old Catholic enclave on the east side of Capitol Hill, the veteran actor… Continue reading

Smith at the old newsboy shack.
A songbook, “Song of the Milky Way,” from the 1931 movie Milky Way.

“People were very uncomfortable showing it,” says Robert Levenson of the decorative

“People were very uncomfortable showing it,” says Robert Levenson of the decorative art and design objects he began collecting some 30 years ago. They came… Continue reading

A songbook, “Song of the Milky Way,” from the 1931 movie Milky Way.
Ridley is also a playwright, novelist, and regular contributor to NPR.

Speaking from Los Angeles, writer/director John Ridley is well aware of Seattle’s

Speaking from Los Angeles, writer/director John Ridley is well aware of Seattle’s expectations for his SIFF-opening Jimi Hendrix biopic. Hendrix was, before Nirvana, our greatest… Continue reading

Ridley is also a playwright, novelist, and regular contributor to NPR.
Hardy on his solo journey.A24 Films

Locke Opens Fri., May 16 at Harvard Exit. Rated R. 85 minutes.

Locke Opens Fri., May 16 at Harvard Exit. 
Rated R. 85 minutes. Bane has a problem. And by Bane we mean Tom Hardy, here cast… Continue reading

Hardy on his solo journey.A24 Films
From left: Drury, Lowry, and Peterson in Yoyogi Park.John Jeffcoat

His last film at SIFF, the 2007 comedy Outsourced, was about a

His last film at SIFF, the 2007 comedy Outsourced, was about a Seattle tech worker sent to a strange land, India. John Jeffcoat’s latest film… Continue reading

From left: Drury, Lowry, and Peterson in Yoyogi Park.John Jeffcoat