Brian Miller

Boger (left) and Zaal in Facing Fear.shorts.tv

Oscar-Nominated Short Films: The Documentaries Runs Fri., Feb. 21–Thurs., Feb. 27 at

Oscar-Nominated Short Films: The Documentaries Runs Fri., Feb. 21–Thurs., Feb. 27 at Sundance Cinemas. Not rated. 167 minutes. Among the five titles included here, four… Continue reading

Boger (left) and Zaal in Facing Fear.shorts.tv
Above: Miro in his island studio. Below: his 1974 Women and Bird in the Night.

Pablo Picasso made the cover of Time several times, along with that

Pablo Picasso made the cover ofTimeseveral times, along with that of Life and just about every other major postwar periodical. But his fellow-traveler and countryman… Continue reading

Above: Miro in his island studio. Below: his 1974 Women and Bird in the Night.
Mountford is setting his next novel in Sri Lanka.

Forget about our ferns and forests and fleece; never mind our Prius-driving

Forget about our ferns and forests and fleece; never mind our Prius-driving liberal monoculture or the Seahawks or coffee or Bertha. A transplant to our… Continue reading

Mountford is setting his next novel in Sri Lanka.
Hill and his scrap dictionary.

Artists belong to various different tribes and schools. There are painters, sculptors,

Artists belong to various different tribes and schools. There are painters, sculptors, and photographers; then the subdivisions sprout and branch into Pop, conceptualism, landscapes, figurative . . . The… Continue reading

Hill and his scrap dictionary.
The modern-day pilgrims on their ancient path.caminodocumentary.org

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago Runs Fri., Feb. 7–Thurs., Feb.

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago Runs Fri., Feb. 7–Thurs., Feb. 13 at SIFF Cinema Uptown and SIFF Film Center. 
Not rated. 84 minutes.… Continue reading

The modern-day pilgrims on their ancient path.caminodocumentary.org
We're all turning into robots, Reggio implies.Cinedigm

Visitors Opens Fri., Feb. 7 at Cinerama. Not rated. 87 minutes. Shot

Visitors Opens Fri., Feb. 7 at Cinerama.
Not rated. 87 minutes. Shot in super-high-def black-and-white digital video, this is the latest state-of-the world doc from Godfrey… Continue reading

We're all turning into robots, Reggio implies.Cinedigm
Inside the CERN atom smasher.First Run Features

The End of Time Runs Fri., Feb. 7–Thurs., Feb. 13 at Grand

The End of Time Runs Fri., Feb. 7–Thurs., Feb. 13 at 
Grand Illusion. Not rated. 114 minutes. Peter Mettler’s inquisitive doc clocks in at a… Continue reading

Inside the CERN atom smasher.First Run Features
Pug on his first real dirt bike.Oscilloscope Laboratories

12 O’Clock Boys Runs Fri., Jan. 31–Sun., Feb. 2 at SIFF Film

12 O’Clock Boys Runs Fri., Jan. 31–Sun., Feb. 2 at 
SIFF Film Center. Not rated. 76 minutes. The lure of a dirt bike is strong,… Continue reading

Pug on his first real dirt bike.Oscilloscope Laboratories
Young fans at the ice track.northernlightfilm.com

Northern Light Runs Fri., Jan. 31–Thurs., Feb. 6 at Northwest Film Forum.

Northern Light Runs Fri., Jan. 31–Thurs., Feb. 6 at Northwest Film Forum. Not rated.
105 minutes. Trends are hard to judge in documentary filmmaking, but I’d… Continue reading

Young fans at the ice track.northernlightfilm.com
Treadaway and his costars.

Flight of the Storks Runs Fri., Jan. 31–Thurs., Feb. 6 at SIFF

Flight of the Storks Runs Fri., Jan. 31–Thurs., Feb. 6 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Not rated. 180 minutes. Based on a French crime novel and… Continue reading

Treadaway and his costars.
Opening night for Site Machines, with cameras and monitors in the foreground.

Every local artist wants to do a show at Suyama Space, the

Every local artist wants to do a show at Suyama Space, the atrium-lit old gallery hosted in a Belltown architect’s office. Once a garage, its… Continue reading

Opening night for Site Machines, with cameras and monitors in the foreground.
Brian Miller

Art and memorials are inseparable, and some might consider prehistoric funerary rites

Art and memorials are inseparable, and some might consider prehistoric funerary rites to be the origin of what we now consider Western art. During her… Continue reading

Brian Miller
Corvids rule.Stylo Films

Tokyo Waka Runs Fri., Jan. 24–Thurs., Jan. 30 at Grand Illusion. Not

Tokyo Waka Runs Fri., Jan. 24–Thurs., Jan. 30 at Grand Illusion. Not rated. 63 minutes. Seattle is unusually well-provided with both crows and crow experts.… Continue reading

Corvids rule.Stylo Films
Fiennes as Dickens.David Appleby/Sony Pictures Classics

The Invisible Woman Opens Fri., Jan. 24 at Varsity and Lincoln Square.

The Invisible Woman Opens Fri., Jan. 24 at Varsity and Lincoln Square. Rated R. 111 minutes. There’s been a recent vogue to make superheroes out… Continue reading

Fiennes as Dickens.David Appleby/Sony Pictures Classics
Kitano's gangster has seen it all before.Magnolia Pictures

Beyond Outrage Runs Fri., Jan. 17–Thurs., Jan. 23 at Grand Illusion. Rated

Beyond Outrage Runs Fri., Jan. 17–Thurs., Jan. 23 at 
Grand Illusion. Rated R. 112 minutes. “I’m getting too old for this shit,” says an aging… Continue reading

Kitano's gangster has seen it all before.Magnolia Pictures

When the young Pennsylvania photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier visited Seattle Art Museum

When the young Pennsylvania photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier visited Seattle Art Museum last month to discuss Born by a River, a documentary study of her… Continue reading

Levbarg in the plant lab.Apathy Prods.

Pig Death Machine Runs Fri., Jan. 10–Thurs., Jan. 16 at Northwest Film

Pig Death Machine Runs Fri., Jan. 10–Thurs., Jan. 16 
at Northwest Film Forum. 
Not rated. 84 minutes. Ah, the blessings of Kickstarter. Just because you… Continue reading

Levbarg in the plant lab.Apathy Prods.
From left, the ill-fated SEALS played by Kitsch, Wahlberg, Foster, and Hirsch.Universal Pictures

Lone Survivor Opens Fri., Jan. 10 at Pacific Place and other theaters.

Lone Survivor Opens Fri., Jan. 10 at Pacific Place and other theaters. Rated R. 121 minutes. This movie’s title, and Mark Wahlberg’s being the only… Continue reading

From left, the ill-fated SEALS played by Kitsch, Wahlberg, Foster, and Hirsch.Universal Pictures
The author before leaving Russia.

Those like me who read with delight Gary Shteyngart’s 2002 debut novel,

Those like me who read with delight Gary Shteyngart’s 2002 debut novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, could safely assume the book had biographical and familial… Continue reading

The author before leaving Russia.
Jiang's miner goes looking for justice.Victor F/Entertainment One

A Touch of Sin Runs Fri., Jan. 3-Thurs., Jan. 9 at Northwest

A Touch of Sin Runs Fri., Jan. 3-Thurs., Jan. 9 at Northwest Film Forum. Not Rated.125 minutes.The Secret Life of Walter Mitty isn’t the only… Continue reading

Jiang's miner goes looking for justice.Victor F/Entertainment One