Brian Miller

Earl Gray: One of the main characters

Feature-length animation has become a monopoly for Disney and Pixar, while basically

Feature-length animation has become a monopoly for Disney and Pixar, while basically nothing is made for adults. At a typical cartoon matinee, you buy tickets… Continue reading

Earl Gray: One of the main characters
From left: Walken, Arkin, and Pacino match acting chops.

In a contest between a renowned overactor (Al Pacino) and two equally

In a contest between a renowned overactor (Al Pacino) and two equally veteran underactors (Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin), who do you suppose will prevail?… Continue reading

From left: Walken, Arkin, and Pacino match acting chops.
TERESA PALMER and NICHOLAS HOULT star in WARM BODIES

On one hand, with fingers left to spare, you can count the

On one hand, with fingers left to spare, you can count the number of local authors who've had their books turned into movies. The youngest… Continue reading

TERESA PALMER and NICHOLAS HOULT star in WARM BODIES
South Korean director Hong Sang-soo has become such a darling on the

South Korean director Hong Sang-soo has become such a darling on the

South Korean director Hong Sang-soo has become such a darling on the festival circuit that, thanks to titles like Woman on the Beach, it was… Continue reading

South Korean director Hong Sang-soo has become such a darling on the
The discussion no adult wants to have with their aged parent: Huppert with Trintignant.

Hollywood generally treats aging as an ennobling process, a time of gauzy

Hollywood generally treats aging as an ennobling process, a time of gauzy reflection or an opportunity to transmit sage wisdom to towheaded grandkids. Beyond Cocoon… Continue reading

The discussion no adult wants to have with their aged parent: Huppert with Trintignant.
Huppert and Poelvoorde in a cross-class romance.

The great French actress Isabelle Huppert seems able to withstand any kind

The great French actress Isabelle Huppert seems able to withstand any kind of abuse (often at the hands of Michael Haneke, see above) and all… Continue reading

Huppert and Poelvoorde in a cross-class romance.
The theme for this year's BAM Biennial is "High Fiber Diet," meaning

The theme for this year’s BAM Biennial is “High Fiber Diet,” meaning

The theme for this year's BAM Biennial is "High Fiber Diet," meaning all manner of yarn, fabrics, upholstery, embroidery, and sewing. And ammunition? My favorite… Continue reading

The theme for this year's BAM Biennial is "High Fiber Diet," meaning
Where is the love for McConaughey in&nbsp;<i>Magic Mike</i>?

For film geeks, if there’s one thing better than watching the Oscars,

For film geeks, if there's one thing better than watching the Oscars, it's bitching about the Oscars—a hallowed ritual now greatly enhanced by Twitter and… Continue reading

Where is the love for McConaughey in&nbsp;<i>Magic Mike</i>?
Alexandrowicz sets the stage for his interviews.

History is written by the victors and laws by the occupiers. That’s

History is written by the victors and laws by the occupiers. That's the way it works in Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's intelligent but tedious doc about Israel's… Continue reading

Alexandrowicz sets the stage for his interviews.
Brakhage, not long before his death, and his beloved medium.

There are two movies struggling against each other in this affectionate, intimate

There are two movies struggling against each other in this affectionate, intimate documentary by Pip Chodorov. One is the titular subject: underground and avant-garde filmmakers… Continue reading

Brakhage, not long before his death, and his beloved medium.
Lecomte reads scary stories to herself.

Actress Kelyna Lecomte has the rare gift of never being boring—probably because

Actress Kelyna Lecomte has the rare gift of never being boring—probably because she's 4. For much of this near-wordless French drama by Valerie Massadian, we… Continue reading

Lecomte reads scary stories to herself.
Photographer Adam Satushek has been traveling to some pretty bleak places to

Photographer Adam Satushek has been traveling to some pretty bleak places to

Photographer Adam Satushek has been traveling to some pretty bleak places to collect the half-dozen images in his new show afield. These are scenes written… Continue reading

Photographer Adam Satushek has been traveling to some pretty bleak places to

Jonathan OlleyChastain’s Maya is ever the enigma.The Dinner: Beef curry, at Krua

Jonathan OlleyChastain's Maya is ever the enigma.The Dinner: Beef curry, at Krua (12 Mercer St.).The Movie: Zero Dark Thirty, at the Meridian (1501 Seventh Ave.).The… Continue reading

The Fussy Eye: Gregory Blackstock

The Fussy Eye: Gregory Blackstock

Taxonomist and cheerful explainer.

The Fussy Eye: Gregory Blackstock
The river figures prominently in Weerasethakul's Hotel.

Mekong Hotel: Old Ghosts and Young Love in Thailand

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is an acquired taste. Either you go for his slow, dreamy, ghost-haunted Thai dramas or you don't. Yet even those who hailed Uncle… Continue reading

The river figures prominently in Weerasethakul's Hotel.
A rendering of the Warhol Dome.

Andy Warhol’s Flowers for Tacoma

Thirty years after his rejection, an art museum shows him some love.

A rendering of the Warhol Dome.
The Fussy Eye: Found Photos

The Fussy Eye: Found Photos

A local collector has amassed more than 11,000 snaps.

The Fussy Eye: Found Photos

Jojo Whilden/Weinstein Co.Gotta dance! Lawrence and Cooper.The Dinner: Cheesesteak sandwich, at Buckley’s

Jojo Whilden/Weinstein Co.Gotta dance! Lawrence and Cooper.The Dinner: Cheesesteak sandwich, at Buckley's on Queen Anne (232 First Ave. W.).The Movie: Silver Linings Playbook, at Pacific… Continue reading

Paradis as overwhelmed mother.

Cafe de Flore: Love in Quebec, Pathos in Paris

If you don't have the patience for Cloud Atlas' six plots in three hours, how about two in two? This mushy, mystical French-Canadian melodrama tries… Continue reading

Paradis as overwhelmed mother.
Lawrence as not-so-merry widow.

Silver Linings Playbook: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence Fall in Love

If you took the fighting out of The Fighter, David O. Russell's previous movie, you'd be left with a close, fractious family like the Solatanos… Continue reading

Lawrence as not-so-merry widow.