Brian Miller

Alexie stands alone, a team of one.

The road to Utah

Sherman Alexie vows to make movies on his own terms—whatever the cost.

Alexie stands alone, a team of one.
Phillippe and Watson.

The ruling class

Servants and masters cross boundaries in echt whodunit.

Phillippe and Watson.
A long way from Zoolander, Owen Wilson turns action hero.

The running man

Aviator chases redemption over dangerous ground.

A long way from Zoolander, Owen Wilson turns action hero.
Cruise seeks to avoid fatal date with destiny.

The running man

Policeman finds himself a fugitive before committing a crime.

Cruise seeks to avoid fatal date with destiny.
Hanks as Stone Age man.

The sands of time

Four years pass in one day.

Hanks as Stone Age man.
Pazira

The searchers

Mission of mercy reveals ugly, beautiful truths.

Pazira
Martin and MacLaine in Work.

The second wave

After Ocean's Eleven, more Rat Pack remakes.

Martin and MacLaine in Work.
Nadereh Abdelahyeva as the enchanting young Nadereh.

The Silence

Blindness and beauty from an Iranian auteur.

Nadereh Abdelahyeva as the enchanting young Nadereh.

The Singing Detective

You May Have heard about the Robert Downey Jr. remake of this brilliant 1986 English TV miniseries written by Dennis Potter. The new version screened… Continue reading

The Sit-Down

The Sit-Down

VISITING SEATTLE last week, Todd Haynes tried to explain Far From Heaven without resorting to old movie references.Seattle Weekly: What do you say to viewers,… Continue reading

The Sit-Down

The Sit-Down

VISITING TOWN recently to discuss 21 Grams, Mexican-born director Alejandro González Iñárritu was anything but morbid, despite the subject of his film. Recalling the death… Continue reading

The sit-down

JOHN WOO, Christian Slater, and neophyte Navajo actor Roger Willie visited Seattle recently to discuss Windtalkers (see review).Seattle Weekly: Why make yet another World War… Continue reading

The Sit-Down

The Sit-Down

Here for SIFF this spring, John Sayles discussed the origins of Sunshine State.Seattle Weekly: Mary Steenburgen's character says, "People hate history." Why is that?John Sayles:… Continue reading

The Sit-Down
Yes, more coffee, please, Mr. Raban!

The Sit-Down

Jonathan Raban on Waxwings, geography, and pessimism.

Yes, more coffee, please, Mr. Raban!

The Sit-Down: An Interview with House of Sand and Fog Director Vadim Perelman

THE FIRST THING an animated, fast-talking, and almost too-smooth, too-friendly Vadim Perelman tells you about House of Sand and Fog is how much the story… Continue reading

Cowering convicts Nelson, Turturro, and Clooney.

The Soggy Bottom Boys

On the lam, but carrying a tune.

Cowering convicts Nelson, Turturro, and Clooney.

The State of Seattle Filmmaking

The annual complaint from local filmmakers about SIFF is, "Why didn't my movie make it into the festival?" Well, having later seen a great many… Continue reading

The Syrian Bride

Runs Fri., Feb. 3– Thurs., Feb. 9, at Varsity

Listening to his gut: Donal Logue (right) and Greer Goodman.

The Tao of Steve

Improving on a proven method for getting chicks.

Listening to his gut: Donal Logue (right) and Greer Goodman.
The Bride takes aim on the object of her vengeance . . . gee, wonder who that might be?

The Tarantino Britannica

We thought maybe QT had more to offer than encyclopedic movie references. We were wrong.

The Bride takes aim on the object of her vengeance . . . gee, wonder who that might be?