Brian Miller

Carell's Gru is grudgingly domesticated by Lucy (Wiig) and his daughtersUniversal Pictures/Illumination Ent.

Despicable Me 2 Opens Wed., July 3 at Ark Lodge and other

Despicable Me 2 Opens Wed., July 3 at Ark Lodge 
and other theaters. Rated PG. 98 minutes. Forget the 3-D. The most important question any… Continue reading

Carell's Gru is grudgingly domesticated by Lucy (Wiig) and his daughtersUniversal Pictures/Illumination Ent.
Burns’ Family Portrait.

The Wrights and the Shirleys are renowned as Seattle’s biggest collectors, but

The Wrights and the Shirleys are renowned as Seattle’s biggest collectors, but if you take a step down the tax brackets, how many have heard… Continue reading

Burns’ Family Portrait.
Mulroney's rambler is a man of few words.Anchor Bay Ent.

The Rambler Runs Fri., June 28–Thurs., July 4 at Northwest Film Forum.

The Rambler Runs Fri., June 28–Thurs., July 4 at Northwest Film Forum. Not rated.
97 minutes. Formerly based in Seattle, writer/director Calvin Reeder will be introducing… Continue reading

Mulroney's rambler is a man of few words.Anchor Bay Ent.
Those snobby Alldunns.gkids.tv

The Painting Opens Fri., June 28 at Varsity. Not rated. 78 minutes.

The Painting Opens Fri., June 28 at Varsity. 
Not rated. 78 minutes. Suitable for older kids, Jean-Francois Laguionie’s animated French parable of class distinction takes… Continue reading

Those snobby Alldunns.gkids.tv
Cheerful former dealer Bobby Carlton.Tribeca Film

How to Make Money Selling Drugs Runs Fri., June 28–Thurs., July 4

How to Make Money
Selling Drugs Runs Fri., June 28–Thurs., July 4 at Northwest Film Forum. Not rated.
96 minutes. One of my best friends is a… Continue reading

Cheerful former dealer Bobby Carlton.Tribeca Film
Downey with his friendly sparring partner the Rev. Al Sharpton.Magnolia Pictures

Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie Runs Fri., June 28–Wed., July 3

Evocateur: 
The Morton Downey Jr. Movie Runs Fri., June 28–Wed., July 3 at 
Grand Illusion. Not rated. 90 minutes. Today it’s easy to hate on… Continue reading

Downey with his friendly sparring partner the Rev. Al Sharpton.Magnolia Pictures
From left, brothers David, Bobby, and Dannis Hackney.Tammy Hackney/Drafthouse Films

A Band Called Death Runs Fri., June 28–Thurs., July 11 at SIFF

A Band Called Death Runs Fri., June 28–Thurs., July 11 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Not rated. 98 minutes. Thirty-seven record-store clerks feared dead in Yo… Continue reading

From left, brothers David, Bobby, and Dannis Hackney.Tammy Hackney/Drafthouse Films
Brian Miller

The last show at Suyama Space was made of corrugated plastic, the

The last show at Suyama Space was made of corrugated plastic, the sort of stuff used to make cheap yard signs. Taking a step even… Continue reading

Brian Miller
Big Art is watching you.

Do you ever get the sense you’re being followed? Crossing the pedestrian

Do you ever get the sense you’re being followed? Crossing the pedestrian bridge over 15th Avenue to the Henry Art Gallery, there isn’t a drone… Continue reading

Big Art is watching you.
Alice and Dave (Price and Edgerton) on vacation from marital pressures.Entertainment One

Wish You Were Here Opens Fri., June 21 at Varsity. Rated R.

Wish You Were Here Opens Fri., June 21 at Varsity.
Rated R. 93 minutes. Everything is easier with flashbacks. Though they can make a film harder… Continue reading

Alice and Dave (Price and Edgerton) on vacation from marital pressures.Entertainment One
Wilson preps his palate for the big exam.Samuel Goldwyn Co.

SOMM Opens Fri., June 21 at SIFF Film Center. Not rated. 93

SOMM Opens Fri., June 21 at SIFF Film Center.
Not rated. 93 minutes. Reality TV and competition docs—Spellbound, Kings of Pastry, etc.—set the familiar structure for… Continue reading

Wilson preps his palate for the big exam.Samuel Goldwyn Co.
Teresa (Tiesel) on a lonely quest for love.Strand Releasing

Paradise: Love Opens Fri., June 21 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Not rated.

Paradise: Love Opens Fri., June 21 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Not rated. 120 minutes. The first film in Ulrich Seidl’s trilogy (all recently seen during… Continue reading

Teresa (Tiesel) on a lonely quest for love.Strand Releasing
Minter as the object of obsession.Variance Films

An Oversimplificationof Her Beauty Runs Fri., June 21–Thurs., June 27 at Grand

An Oversimplificationof Her Beauty Runs Fri., June 21–Thurs., June 27 at 
Grand Illusion. Not rated. 89 minutes. Handmade, unique, and somewhat unclassifiable, Terence Nance’s debut… Continue reading

Minter as the object of obsession.Variance Films
Denisof and Acker as the quarrelsome lovers.Roadside Attractions

Much Ado About Nothing Opens Fri., June 21 at Harvard Exit and

Much Ado About Nothing Opens Fri., June 21 at Harvard Exit and other theaters. Rated PG-13. 113 minutes. Summer is the time for Shakespeare in… Continue reading

Denisof and Acker as the quarrelsome lovers.Roadside Attractions
Ewald's homebody barricades herself at home.New City Theater

Homebody New City Theater, 1404 18th Ave., 271-4430, newcitytheater.org. $15–$20. 8 p.m.

Homebody New City Theater, 1404 18th Ave., 
271-4430, newcitytheater.org. $15–$20. 
8 p.m. Fri.–Sat. Extended through July 6. I like my history plays Stoppardian, full of… Continue reading

Ewald's homebody barricades herself at home.New City Theater
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This Is the End Opens Wed., June 12 at Varsity and other

This Is the End Opens Wed., June 12 at Varsity and 
other theaters. Rated R. 106 minutes. This apocalypse comedy’s very first musical cue—KRS-One’s remix… Continue reading

130612-film-shorts-SEA
Are you my mommy? Cho plays an ambiguous figure.Drafthouse Films

Pieta Runs Fri., June 14–Thurs., June 20 at Grand Illusion. Not rated.

Pieta Runs Fri., June 14–Thurs., June 20 at 
Grand Illusion. Not rated. 104 minutes. Do not borrow money from this man’s boss. Kang-do (Lee Jung-jin)… Continue reading

Are you my mommy? Cho plays an ambiguous figure.Drafthouse Films
Brazil needs power, too. Will it come from nukes?Robert Stone

Pandora’s Promise Opens Fri., June 14 at Harvard Exit. Rated PG-13. 87

Pandora’s Promise Opens Fri., June 14 at Harvard Exit. 
Rated PG-13. 87 minutes. My ears prick up whenever I hear how Bill Gates and Paul… Continue reading

Brazil needs power, too. Will it come from nukes?Robert Stone
Before Midnight Opens Fri., June 14 at Ark Lodge, Egyptian, Sundance Cinemas,

Before Midnight Opens Fri., June 14 at Ark Lodge, Egyptian, Sundance Cinemas,

Before Midnight Opens Fri., June 14 at Ark Lodge, 
Egyptian, Sundance Cinemas, and Kirkland Parkplace. Rated R. 108 minutes. Talk, talk, talk. Your tolerance or… Continue reading

Before Midnight Opens Fri., June 14 at Ark Lodge, Egyptian, Sundance Cinemas,
Dupontel's robber has enemies inside and outside of prison.Cohen Media

The Prey Opens Fri., June 7 at Oak Tree. Rated R. 102

The Prey Opens Fri., June 7 at Oak Tree. 
Rated R. 102 minutes. The French maintain their love for good old American crime stories, and… Continue reading

Dupontel's robber has enemies inside and outside of prison.Cohen Media