Brian Miller

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

John Jeffcoat’s last film at SIFF, the 2007 comedy Outsourced, was about

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

From left: Drury, Lowry, and Peterson in Yoyogi Park.John Jeffcoat
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.
Wiig and Heder in The Skeleton Twins.Reed Morano/AP/Sundance Institute

We’re sitting in the lobby of a U District hotel, coffees in

We’re sitting in the lobby of a U District hotel, coffees in hand, staring at the morning rain in late January. And Craig Johnson couldn’t… Continue reading

Wiig and Heder in The Skeleton Twins.Reed Morano/AP/Sundance Institute
Couric interviews the now skinny Bill Clinton, who says he should've done more about obesity while in the White House.Radius-TWC

Fed Up Opens Fri., May 9 at Varsity. Rated PG. 92 minutes.

Fed Up Opens Fri., May 9 at Varsity. Rated PG. 92 minutes. Grocery shopping is already hard enough: budgeting for family meals, Safeway coupons, Costco… Continue reading

Couric interviews the now skinny Bill Clinton, who says he should've done more about obesity while in the White House.Radius-TWC
Xiluodu Dam, on China's Jinsha River.c Edward Burtynsky

Watermark Opens Fri., May 2 at Varsity. Rated PG. 91 minutes. Few

Watermark Opens Fri., May 2 at Varsity. 
Rated PG. 91 minutes. Few of us here in the damp Pacific Northwest have cause to worry about… Continue reading

Xiluodu Dam, on China's Jinsha River.c Edward Burtynsky
Morton gets put through the cancer wringer.Entertainment One Films US

Decoding Annie Parker Opens Fri., May 2 at Sundance. Rated R. 100

Decoding Annie Parker Opens Fri., May 2 at Sundance. 
Rated R. 100 minutes. From what I know of cancer treatment, observed within my own family,… Continue reading

Morton gets put through the cancer wringer.Entertainment One Films US
Peter and Gwen (Garfield and Stone) on a 3-D Chinatown date.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Opens Fri., May 2 at Ark Lodge, Majestic

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Opens Fri., May 2 at Ark Lodge, Majestic Bay, Sundance, and other theaters. 
Rated PG-13. 140 minutes. Every few years in… Continue reading

Peter and Gwen (Garfield and Stone) on a 3-D Chinatown date.
Zener's In Rotation III.Eric Zener/Foster White Gallery

ThisWeek’s PickList Thursday, May 1 Eriz Zener Before summer, spring.

ThisWeek’s
PickList Thursday, May 1 Eriz Zener Before summer, spring. Yet there are some watery and even summery themes running through tonight’s First Thursday art walk.… Continue reading

Zener's In Rotation III.Eric Zener/Foster White Gallery
Dulaine (at rear) with two of his pupils.Adam Martin Cohen/IFC/Sundance Selects

Dancing in Jaffa Opens Fri., April 25 at Varsity. Not rated. 90

Dancing in Jaffa Opens Fri., April 25 at Varsity. 
Not rated. 90 minutes. Pierre Dulaine is very sure of himself, and this documentary likewise admits… Continue reading

Dulaine (at rear) with two of his pupils.Adam Martin Cohen/IFC/Sundance Selects
Pane’s Continuation of a Wooden Railroad.

There are a few tough biker chicks in the small Henry gallery

There are a few tough biker chicks in the small Henry gallery displaying Danny Lyon’s famous ’60s photos from The Bikeriders (through May 4), but… Continue reading

Pane’s Continuation of a Wooden Railroad.
Baroness Eloise von Wagner, the temptress.

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Runs Fri., April 18–Wed., April

The Galapagos Affair: 
Satan Came to Eden Runs Fri., April 18–Wed., April 23 at 
SIFF FIlm Center. Not rated. 120 minutes. This is not an… Continue reading

Baroness Eloise von Wagner, the temptress.
Where’s the money? Law and Grant.

Dom Hemingway Opens Fri., April 18 at Meridian and Sundance. Rated R.

Dom Hemingway Opens Fri., April 18 at Meridian and Sundance. Rated R. 93 minutes. Striding naked through an orchard in the south of France, Jude… Continue reading

Where’s the money? Law and Grant.
Who's seducing whom? Joyner and Stetler. Chris Bennion

Tails of Wasps ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., 292-7660, acttheatre.org. $15–$30. 8

Tails of Wasps ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., 292-7660, 
acttheatre.org. $15–$30. 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sun. plus Mon., April 21. Ends April 27. We haven’t had a… Continue reading

Who's seducing whom? Joyner and Stetler. Chris Bennion
Johansson as alien.A24 Films

Under the Skin Opens Fri., April 11 at Harvard Exit and Sundance.

Under the Skin Opens Fri., April 11 at Harvard Exit and Sundance. Rated R. 107 minutes. Yes, this is the movie where Scarlett Johansson gets… Continue reading

Johansson as alien.A24 Films
A near-maternal bond forms between Jiale (Koh) and Teresa (Bayani).Film Movement

Ilo Ilo Opens Fri., April 11 at Varsity. Not rated. 99 minutes.

Ilo Ilo Opens Fri., April 11 at Varsity. 
Not rated. 99 minutes. Nearly 10, Jiale is a nightmare of an only child: selfish, spoiled, ungrateful.… Continue reading

A near-maternal bond forms between Jiale (Koh) and Teresa (Bayani).Film Movement
The artist in self-portrait.Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection

Finding Vivian Maier Opens Fri., April 11 at Seven Gables. Not rated.

Finding Vivian Maier Opens Fri., April 11 at Seven Gables. 
Not rated. 83 minutes. The biggest discovery of 20th-century photography was made in 2007 by… Continue reading

The artist in self-portrait.Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection
A perfect team? Garner and Costner.Dale Robinette/Summit Ent.

Draft Day Opens Fri., April 11 at Sundance and other theaters. Rated

Draft Day Opens Fri., April 11 at Sundance and other theaters. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Kevin Costner came late to the Hollywood party, minting his… Continue reading

A perfect team? Garner and Costner.Dale Robinette/Summit Ent.
Frost and Jones find their salsa groove.Matthew Nettheim/Entertainment One

Nick Frost pours himself a fizzy drink and peers amenably across the

Nick Frost pours himself a fizzy drink and peers amenably across the table. He’s a big bloke with a great radio voice, friendly faced without… Continue reading

Frost and Jones find their salsa groove.Matthew Nettheim/Entertainment One
As a child, Panh (at left in pink shirt) visits a film set.Strand Releasing

The Missing Picture Runs Fri., April 4–Thurs., April 10 at SIFF Film

The Missing Picture Runs Fri., April 4–Thurs., April 10 at 
SIFF Film Center. Not rated. 92 minutes. The Holocaust was well documented, both by Nazi… Continue reading

As a child, Panh (at left in pink shirt) visits a film set.Strand Releasing
“Where's my husband?” Carano on the hunt.Anchor Bay Films

In the Blood Opens Fri., April 4 at Sundance. Rated R. 108

In the Blood Opens Fri., April 4 at Sundance. 
Rated R. 108 minutes. We have Steven Soderbergh to thank for making former MMA fighter Gina… Continue reading

“Where's my husband?” Carano on the hunt.Anchor Bay Films