Brian Miller

Reality Opens Fri. April 5 at Meridian. Rated R. 115 minutes. Judging

Reality Opens Fri. April 5 at Meridian. Rated R. 115 minutes. Judging from Italian movies about Italian television, that nation’s TV shows consist of nothing… Continue reading

Luke (Gosling) tries to do the right thing.

The Place Beyond the Pines Opens Fri. April 5 at Harvard Exit.

The Place Beyond the Pines Opens Fri. April 5 at Harvard Exit. Rated R. 141 minutes. Hey, girl. Your imaginary boyfriend, Ryan Gosling, got all… Continue reading

Luke (Gosling) tries to do the right thing.

Leviathan Runs Fri. April 5-Thurs. April 11 at Northwest Film Forum. Not

Leviathan Runs Fri. April 5-Thurs. April 11 at Northwest Film Forum. Not rated. 87 minutes. Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, Leviathan presents itself… Continue reading

Blomberg as distraught cop.

The SilenceOpens Fri., March 29 at Varsity. Not rated. 111 minutes.As the

The SilenceOpens Fri., March 29 at Varsity. Not rated. 111 minutes.As the Cold War recedes into memory, child pornography has become the new Communism. I… Continue reading

Blomberg as distraught cop.
Bernal as ambivalent ad maven.Tom·s Dittburn/Sony Pictures Classics

NoOpens Fri., March 29 at Guild 45th. Rated R. 110 minutes.Mad Men

NoOpens Fri., March 29 at Guild 45th. Rated R. 110 minutes.Mad Men for a different era, No is basically the true story of two rival… Continue reading

Bernal as ambivalent ad maven.Tom·s Dittburn/Sony Pictures Classics
Brian Miller

What is CoroplastR? Corrugated plastic, with a kind of honeycombed lattice between

What is CoroplastR? Corrugated plastic, with a kind of honeycombed lattice between its surfaces, light and cheap—perfect for yard signs or temporary displays. (I think… Continue reading

Brian Miller
Brian Miller

A friend recently complained to me about the city’s new LED streetlights

A friend recently complained to me about the city’s new LED streetlights that had been installed on his block. They’re too bright, he said, as… Continue reading

Brian Miller

Here in London, there’s no place better for a picnic and peek

Here in London, there’s no place better for a picnic and peek at the art than Kenwood House, a grand old estate bequeathed to the… Continue reading

Local Film •  007: Six Classic James Bond Films SEE THE WIRE,


Local Film• 007: Six Classic James Bond Films SEE THE WIRE, PAGE 17.The ABCs of Death This alphabetical new horror anthology boasts no less than 26… Continue reading

Entertainment One USWinstone’s cop must, yes, work outside the law.The Dinner: Fish

Entertainment One USWinstone's cop must, yes, work outside the law.The Dinner: Fish and chips, at Buckley's (232 First Ave. W.).The Movie: The Sweeney, at Pacific… Continue reading

The girl (Lematre) and her protector (Dewaele).

During Hollywood’s first-quarter dumping ground of bad movies, silly movies, and a

During Hollywood's first-quarter dumping ground of bad movies, silly movies, and a few Oscar stragglers finally reaching Seattle, a downright difficult movie can be a… Continue reading

The girl (Lematre) and her protector (Dewaele).
The Dude cares about hunger, too.

Seattle is a town full of overeducated foodies who can tell you

Seattle is a town full of overeducated foodies who can tell you everything you need to know—and far more than you want to know—about gluten… Continue reading

The Dude cares about hunger, too.
Wang (Liu Wenqing) and his precious white shirt.

The Chinese likely will never stop making movies about the Cultural Revolution;

The Chinese likely will never stop making movies about the Cultural Revolution; it's a subject as wrenching and traumatic as our own Civil War. Wang… Continue reading

Wang (Liu Wenqing) and his precious white shirt.
Though he helped save the Market and Pioneer Square, and his son

Though he helped save the Market and Pioneer Square, and his son

Though he helped save the Market and Pioneer Square, and his son may yet be our next mayor, I am not a fan of his… Continue reading

Though he helped save the Market and Pioneer Square, and his son

Twentieth Century FoxWill Willis pass the Die Hard torch to Courtney?The Dinner:

Twentieth Century FoxWill Willis pass the Die Hard torch to Courtney?The Dinner: Pizza, at Pagliacci (550 Queen Anne Ave. N.).The Movie: A Good Day to… Continue reading

HAPPY PEOPLE - A YEAR IN THE TAIGA

Suppose you’d spent a year of your life documenting fur trappers in

Suppose you'd spent a year of your life documenting fur trappers in Siberia, enduring a brutal, sub-40-degree winter and torrential summer mosquitoes. And yet no… Continue reading

HAPPY PEOPLE - A YEAR IN THE TAIGA
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After a two-decade career that’s brought him from Sundance darling (with sex,

After a two-decade career that's brought him from Sundance darling (with sex, lies, and videotape) to Hollywood eminence, Steven Soderbergh can pretty much do what… Continue reading

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Moreira and Cotta as colonial lovers.

Following the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755, Portugal’s biggest catastrophe may have

Following the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755, Portugal's biggest catastrophe may have been the loss of ill-gotten wealth from its African colonies. Mozambique, Angola, and… Continue reading

Moreira and Cotta as colonial lovers.
From ITV Studios 56UP Monday May 14th on ITV 1Archive Picture Shows: Taxi Driver Tony at 49 yrs in 2006  The latest instalment of  ITV’s landmark documentary series returns to the channel this year to visit the group of people whose lives have been documented since they were seven, to see where they are now, in 56 Up.The original 7 Up was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off World in Action Special featuring children who were selected from different backgrounds and social spheres to talk about their hopes and dreams for the future.As members of the generation who would be running the country by the year 2000, what did they think they would become?Inspired by then World in Action editor Tim Hewat’s passionate interest in both the Jesuit saying: “Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man,” and the rigid class system of 1960s Britain, 7 Up set out to discover whether or not the children’s lives were pre-determined by their background.The result was ground-breaking television - the very first example of a programme recording real people living real lives – and the follow-up films have won an array of awards.Director Michael Apted, has returned every seven years to chart the children’s progress through life.Over the past five decades, the series has documented the group as they have become adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between. c ITV For further information please contact Peter Gray 0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV. Once made available by ITV Plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the TX date and no reproduction fee will be charged.  Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication

Michael Apted’s subsequent chapters of this famed documentary series, first created for

Michael Apted's subsequent chapters of this famed documentary series, first created for British television in 1964, have ranged far beyond his original brief. That mission… Continue reading

From ITV Studios 56UP Monday May 14th on ITV 1Archive Picture Shows: Taxi Driver Tony at 49 yrs in 2006  The latest instalment of  ITV’s landmark documentary series returns to the channel this year to visit the group of people whose lives have been documented since they were seven, to see where they are now, in 56 Up.The original 7 Up was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off World in Action Special featuring children who were selected from different backgrounds and social spheres to talk about their hopes and dreams for the future.As members of the generation who would be running the country by the year 2000, what did they think they would become?Inspired by then World in Action editor Tim Hewat’s passionate interest in both the Jesuit saying: “Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man,” and the rigid class system of 1960s Britain, 7 Up set out to discover whether or not the children’s lives were pre-determined by their background.The result was ground-breaking television - the very first example of a programme recording real people living real lives – and the follow-up films have won an array of awards.Director Michael Apted, has returned every seven years to chart the children’s progress through life.Over the past five decades, the series has documented the group as they have become adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between. c ITV For further information please contact Peter Gray 0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV. Once made available by ITV Plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the TX date and no reproduction fee will be charged.  Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication

Film DistrictAn Englishman posing as a Texan posing in Miami.The Dinner: Chicken

Film DistrictAn Englishman posing as a Texan posing in Miami.The Dinner: Chicken Phad Thai, at Tup Tim Thai (118 W. Mercer St.).The Movie: Parker, at… Continue reading