Brian Miller

Chyra as tormented cleric.Film Movement

In the Name Of Runs Fri., Nov. 15–Thurs., Nov. 21 at Sundance.

In the Name Of Runs Fri., Nov. 15–Thurs., Nov. 21 
at Sundance. Not rated. 102 minutes. You may recall the controversy, some 20 years ago,… Continue reading

Chyra as tormented cleric.Film Movement
The diva in his prime.divinemovie.com

I Am Divine Runs Fri., Nov. 15–Thurs., Nov. 21 at Grand Illusion.

I Am Divine Runs Fri., Nov. 15–Thurs., Nov. 21 at
Grand Illusion. Not rated. 90 minutes. Harris Glenn Milstead, aka the drag queen Divine, died 25… Continue reading

The diva in his prime.divinemovie.com
LaBeouf and Wood share a Romanian moment.Millennium Ent.

Charlie Countryman Opens Fri., Nov. 15 at SouthCenter. Rated R. 108 minutes.

Charlie Countryman Opens Fri., Nov. 15 at SouthCenter.
Rated R. 108 minutes. Because of those Transformers movies, Shia LaBeouf gets the rap as a no-talent young… Continue reading

LaBeouf and Wood share a Romanian moment.Millennium Ent.
A detail from Torma’s Rainy Day.

When you feel like reading, you go to the library. Museums, on

When you feel like reading, you go to the library. Museums, on the other hand, are supposed to be for looking, but Bellevue Arts Museum’s… Continue reading

A detail from Torma’s Rainy Day.
Chat-show host Alain Bedout in action.

La Maison de la Radio Runs Fri., Nov. 8–Thurs., Nov. 14 at

La Maison de la Radio Runs Fri., Nov. 8–Thurs., Nov. 14 at Varsity. Not rated. 99 minutes. If I told you they were making a… Continue reading

Chat-show host Alain Bedout in action.
Love after the apocalypse: Ronan and MacKay.

How I Live Now Opens Fri., Nov. 8 at Sundance. Rated R.

How I Live Now Opens Fri., Nov. 8 at Sundance.
Rated R. 101 minutes. Do teenagers even read the newspapers these days? (No, I know.) Or… Continue reading

Love after the apocalypse: Ronan and MacKay.
Coltrane's lawyer Jaggers lights a path for Pip.Main Street Films

Great Expectations Opens Fri., Nov. 8 at Sundance, Meridian, and other theaters.

Great Expectations Opens Fri., Nov. 8 at Sundance, 
Meridian, and other theaters. 
Rated PG-13. 128 minutes. Charles Dickens’ 1860 novel of class-jumping seems to defy… Continue reading

Coltrane's lawyer Jaggers lights a path for Pip.Main Street Films
Leto (left) and McConaughey as fellow hustlers.Anne Marie Fox/Focus Features

Dallas Buyers Club Opens Fri., Nov. 8 at Harvard Exit and Lincoln

Dallas Buyers Club Opens Fri., Nov. 8 at Harvard Exit and Lincoln Square. Rated R. 117 minutes. Making a straight white Texas homophobe the hero… Continue reading

Leto (left) and McConaughey as fellow hustlers.Anne Marie Fox/Focus Features
The gold Mochica octopus head-piece.

Does culture only grow from place, or can culture be imposed on

Does culture only grow from place, or can culture be imposed on it? When dealing with the more-than-3,000-year historical survey that is Peru: Kingdoms of… Continue reading

The gold Mochica octopus head-piece.

Una Noche Runs Fri., Nov. 1–Thurs., Nov. 7 at Sundance Cinemas. Not

Una Noche Runs Fri., Nov. 1–Thurs., Nov. 7 at Sundance Cinemas. Not rated. 90 minutes. There are wrenching changes going on in Cuba, as we… Continue reading

Ali took his case to the Supreme Court.David Fenton/Getty Images/Kino Lorber

The Trials of Muhammad Ali Runs Fri., Nov. 1–Thurs., Nov. 7 at

The Trials of Muhammad Ali Runs Fri., Nov. 1–Thurs., Nov. 7 at Varsity. Not rated. 94 minutes. The most famous athlete of the 20th century,… Continue reading

Ali took his case to the Supreme Court.David Fenton/Getty Images/Kino Lorber
Rossellini in, er, character.Sundance Channel

When Bay Area journalist Brad Stone came to Seattle recently to discuss

When Bay Area journalist Brad Stone came to Seattle recently to discuss The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (Little Brown, $28),… Continue reading

Rossellini in, er, character.Sundance Channel
Holland (left) and Johnson share a moment.

Tiger Eyes Runs Fri., Oct. 25–Thurs., Oct. 31 at Northwest Film Forum.

Tiger Eyes Runs Fri., Oct. 25–Thurs., Oct. 31 at Northwest Film Forum. Rated PG-13.
92 minutes. Published in 1981 and now directed by her son, Lawrence… Continue reading

Holland (left) and Johnson share a moment.
Redford at the helm.Daniel Daza

All Is Lost Opens Fri., Oct. 25 at Seven Gables and other

All Is Lost Opens Fri., Oct. 25 at Seven Gables and other theaters. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. Do you want Robert Redford to die? The… Continue reading

Redford at the helm.Daniel Daza

Why do we have a Seattle Asian Art Museum? As opposed to

Why do we have a Seattle Asian Art Museum? As opposed to one dedicated to European or African art? Because Asian art is what the… Continue reading

Though Jeff Bezos just bought The Washington Post, he’s notoriously press-averse, favoring

Though Jeff Bezos just bought The Washington Post, he’s notoriously press-averse, favoring

Though Jeff Bezos just bought The Washington Post, he’s notoriously press-averse, favoring schmoozers like Charlie Rose over real reporters like Brad Stone of Bloomberg BusinessWeek,… Continue reading

Though Jeff Bezos just bought The Washington Post, he’s notoriously press-averse, favoring
The Swampers in the early '70s.Magnolia Pictures

Muscle Shoals Opens Fri., Oct. 18 at Harvard Exit. Rated PG. 111

Muscle Shoals Opens Fri., Oct. 18 at Harvard Exit.
Rated PG. 111 minutes. “When a Man Loves a Woman.” “I’ll Take You There.” “Mustang Sally.” “Tell… Continue reading

The Swampers in the early '70s.Magnolia Pictures
Yo! It's a Sasquatch dance party!Argot Pictures

The Institute Runs Fri., Oct. 18–Thurs., Oct. 24 at Northwest Film Forum.

The Institute Runs Fri., Oct. 18–Thurs., Oct. 24 at Northwest Film Forum. Not rated.
92 minutes. If you’ve ever thought, “Man, I need to step away… Continue reading

Yo! It's a Sasquatch dance party!Argot Pictures
Romero in one of Birth's animated sequences.Gary Pullin/Predestine Prods/First Run Features

Birth of the Living Dead Runs Fri., Oct. 18–Thurs., Oct. 24 at

Birth of the Living Dead Runs Fri., Oct. 18–Thurs., Oct. 24 at 
Grand Illusion. Not rated. 76 minutes. George A. Romero’s 1968 zombie classic Night… Continue reading

Romero in one of Birth's animated sequences.Gary Pullin/Predestine Prods/First Run Features
Dr. Susan Robinson during a long, difficult day at work.Oscilloscope Laboratories

After Tiller Runs Fri., Oct. 18–Thurs., Oct. 24 at SIFF Film Center.

After Tiller Runs Fri., Oct. 18–Thurs., Oct. 24 at 
SIFF Film Center. Rated PG-13. 87 minutes. As legislatures in Nebraska, Kansas, and other red states… Continue reading

Dr. Susan Robinson during a long, difficult day at work.Oscilloscope Laboratories