Brian Miller

ThisWeek’s PickList  Thursday, Oct. 17  Peru: Kingdoms of theSun and

When two separate shows open at the same time, both centered on

When two separate shows open at the same time, both centered on photography and running in the same museum, one wants to make connections. However,… Continue reading

ThisWeek’s PickList  Thursday, Oct. 17  Peru: Kingdoms of theSun and
Childers (left) meets the pesky town doctor (Parks, center).Entertainment One

We Are What We Are Opens Fri., Oct. 11 at Varsity. Rated

We Are What We Are Opens Fri., Oct. 11 at Varsity. 
Rated R. 105 minutes. Teenage vampires have had their day (Twilight ad nauseam), Carrie’s… Continue reading

Childers (left) meets the pesky town doctor (Parks, center).Entertainment One
Hanks' skipper remains cool during the crisis.Jasin Boland/Columbia Pictures

Captain Phillips Opens Fri., Oct. 11 at Guild 45th and other theaters.

Captain Phillips Opens Fri., Oct. 11 at Guild 45th and 
other theaters. Rated PG-13. 132 minutes. Tom Hanks has taken a lot of abuse in… Continue reading

Hanks' skipper remains cool during the crisis.Jasin Boland/Columbia Pictures
Johnson as the haunted patriarch and Wolfe Wollam his ghost wife.Paul Bestock

Broke-ology Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Ave.

Broke-ology Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Ave. N., 524-1300, 
seattlepublictheater.org. $10–$30. 
7:30 p.m. Thurs.–Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 20.… Continue reading

Johnson as the haunted patriarch and Wolfe Wollam his ghost wife.Paul Bestock
Waters and Divine at the 1988 Baltimore premiere of their biggest hit.

If you can get past the cost of housing on Capitol Hill,

If you can get past the cost of housing on Capitol Hill, it would seem like a pretty good time to be gay in Seattle.… Continue reading

Waters and Divine at the 1988 Baltimore premiere of their biggest hit.
One of the documentary's reenactors, with the camera rig visible.Image Now Films

The Summit Opens Fri., Oct. 4 at Harvard Exit. Rated R. 99

The Summit Opens Fri., Oct. 4 at Harvard Exit. 
Rated R. 99 minutes. Only a few Seattle climbers have seen the top of K2, Everest’s… Continue reading

One of the documentary's reenactors, with the camera rig visible.Image Now Films
The Vogels early in their collecting career.Fine Line Media

Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50 Runs Fri., Oct. 4–Thurs., Oct. 10

Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50 Runs Fri., Oct. 4–Thurs., Oct. 10 
at Northwest Film Forum. 
Not rated. 87 minutes. Dorothy and Herbert Vogel were… Continue reading

The Vogels early in their collecting career.Fine Line Media
Bullock gets beautifully lost in space.

Gravity Opens Fri., Oct. 4 at Cinerama and other theaters. Rated PG-13.

Gravity Opens Fri., Oct. 4 at Cinerama and other theaters. Rated PG-13. 91 minutes. Why are they even offering this movie in non-3-D format? With… Continue reading

Bullock gets beautifully lost in space.
Hemsworth (left) and Bruhl as dueling drivers.

Rush Opens Fri., Sept. 27 at Guild 45th and other theaters. Rated

Rush Opens Fri., Sept. 27 at Guild 45th and 
other theaters. Rated R. 123 minutes. Car racing means something different in Europe. Here, NASCAR is… Continue reading

Hemsworth (left) and Bruhl as dueling drivers.
Ehrlichman, once a Seattle attorney, and his Super-8 camera.Dipper Films

Our Nixon Runs Fri., Sept. 27–Thurs., Oct. 3 at Grand Illusion. Not

Our Nixon Runs Fri., Sept. 27–Thurs., Oct. 3 at 
Grand Illusion. Not rated. 84 minutes. I come from a family of rabid Nixon haters. With… Continue reading

Ehrlichman, once a Seattle attorney, and his Super-8 camera.Dipper Films
Reich at the lectern.

Inequality for All Opens Fri., Sept. 27 at Harvard Exit. Rated PG.

Inequality for All Opens Fri., Sept. 27 at Harvard Exit.
Rated PG. 85 minutes. The basis for this advocacy doc, Robert Reich’s Aftershock, was published three… Continue reading

Reich at the lectern.
Learning to compromise? Gandolfini and Louis-Dreyfus.Lacey Terrell/Fox Searchlight

Enough Said Opens Fri., Sept. 27 at Sundance and other theaters. Rated

Enough Said Opens Fri., Sept. 27 at Sundance and 
other theaters. Rated PG-13. 92 minutes. Nothing much happens in a Nicole Holofcener film, and that’s… Continue reading

Learning to compromise? Gandolfini and Louis-Dreyfus.Lacey Terrell/Fox Searchlight
James Chasse, the subject of Alien Boy, as a young music fan.

Just as the Seahawks draw fans from as far away as Anchorage

Just as the Seahawks draw fans from as far away as Anchorage and Missoula and Boise and even (gasp!) Portland, the Local Sightings Film Festival… Continue reading

James Chasse, the subject of Alien Boy, as a young music fan.
No sex, please, we’re in rehab. Ruffalo and Paltrow.

Thanks for Sharing Opens Fri., Sept. 20 at Guild 45th. Rated R.

Thanks for Sharing Opens Fri., Sept. 20 at Guild 45th. 
Rated R. 112 minutes. Gwyneth Paltrow as a defensive, “healthy” anorexic, Mark Ruffalo as a… Continue reading

No sex, please, we’re in rehab. Ruffalo and Paltrow.
Macy plays a small-town shyster opposite Rockwell.Tribeca Film/Well Go USA

A Single Shot Opens Fri., Sept. 20 at Pacific Place. Rated R.

A Single Shot Opens Fri., Sept. 20 at Pacific Place. 
Rated R. 116 minutes. Sam Rockwell finally got the love he deserves in The Way,… Continue reading

Macy plays a small-town shyster opposite Rockwell.Tribeca Film/Well Go USA
Francois at the keyboard.

Populaire Runs Fri., Sept. 20–Thurs., Sept. 26 at Varsity. Rated R. 111

Populaire Runs Fri., Sept. 20–Thurs., Sept. 26 at Varsity. Rated R. 111 minutes. They tried a decade ago to spoof the old Rock Hudson/Doris Day… Continue reading

Francois at the keyboard.
Groff's sour young hero.Forty Second Prods./Screen Media

C.O.G. Runs Fri., Sept. 20–Sun., Sept. 22 at SIFF Film Center. Rated

C.O.G. Runs Fri., Sept. 20–Sun., Sept. 22 at 
SIFF Film Center. Rated R. 87 minutes. The personal essays of David Sedaris are notoriously unverifiable. I… Continue reading

Groff's sour young hero.Forty Second Prods./Screen Media
The old Colonial circa 1929, where Century Square now stands on Fourth Avenue.

With Lynn Shelton’s Touchy Feely being but the latest example of Seattle-made

With Lynn Shelton’s Touchy Feely being but the latest example of Seattle-made cinema reaching a national audience, and with serious filmgoers returning to the Harvard… Continue reading

The old Colonial circa 1929, where Century Square now stands on Fourth Avenue.
Niyonshuti on a training ride.First Run Features

Rising From Ashes Opens Fri., Sept. 13 at Seven Gables. Not rated.

Rising From Ashes Opens Fri., Sept. 13 at Seven Gables.
Not rated. 80 minutes. Now that the disgrace of Lance Armstrong is past and the yellow… Continue reading

Niyonshuti on a training ride.First Run Features