Brian Miller

The Fussy Eye: Terminal Art

The Fussy Eye: Terminal Art

Should it outlive its maker?

The Fussy Eye: Terminal Art
Kunz's Andromeda Strained.

Shaken to the Bore

The Frye's local survey show leaves us unmoved.

Kunz's Andromeda Strained.
Ugly Americans? Zahedi and crew.

The Sheik and I: Do Not Commission a Movie From This Man

American filmmaker Caveh Zahedi professes to know nothing about Sharjah, one of the United Arab Emirates, when he accepts a $15,000 commission to make a… Continue reading

Ugly Americans? Zahedi and crew.
The Dirt on The Details

The Dirt on The Details

Visiting SIFF this June with The Details, Jacob Aaron Estes was also returning to the location where he’d shot the dark comedy three years before.… Continue reading

The Dirt on The Details
Don't eat the pie! Linney and Maguire.

The Details: Tobey Maguire Versus Seattle Raccoons!

Shot in Seattle and seen at SIFF this spring, this dark comedy's release was delayed by Harvey Weinstein's scissors after its Sundance '11 premiere. Is… Continue reading

Don't eat the pie! Linney and Maguire.
The Fussy Eye: Art and Obstruction

The Fussy Eye: Art and Obstruction

The bridge and the door.

The Fussy Eye: Art and Obstruction
Wysocki as reluctant punk rocker.

Fat Kid Rules the World: A Locally Shot Coming-of-Age Tale

In his first directing gig, adapting the 2003 young-adult coming-of-age novel by K.L. Going, actor Matthew Lillard (Scream, The Descendants) does a nice job. He's… Continue reading

Wysocki as reluctant punk rocker.
Domestic surrealism: Dorothea Tanning's 1954 Portrait of a Family.

SAM’s Elles Overload

An all-women show makes it hard for any one artist to stand out.

Domestic surrealism: Dorothea Tanning's 1954 Portrait of a Family.
The Fussy Eye: Small Worlds

The Fussy Eye: Small Worlds

Michael Kenna travels to Tacoma.

The Fussy Eye: Small Worlds
The Fussy Eye: Braids of Grass

The Fussy Eye: Braids of Grass

A humble installation near Magnuson Park.

The Fussy Eye: Braids of Grass
The Fussy Eye: Paint as a Solid

The Fussy Eye: Paint as a Solid

Making it a sculptural medium.

The Fussy Eye: Paint as a Solid
Ugandan activist David Kato.

The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Nonfiction stands out this year.

Ugandan activist David Kato.
Far from the Creek, Van Der Beek is supplied with no paddles but plenty of oars.

Backwards: James Van Der Beek in a Sculling Drama

You can't go home again—or at least that's the feeling of ex-jock Abi, who fails to make the cut for her second shot as an… Continue reading

Far from the Creek, Van Der Beek is supplied with no paddles but plenty of oars.
The Fussy Eye: Rolling Around

The Fussy Eye: Rolling Around

Farewell to Western Bridge.

The Fussy Eye: Rolling Around
O'Nan wears the moose suit of shame.

Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best: Indie Rockers on the Road

Everything right about this indie-rocker road movie has to do with the music. Everything wrong with it has to do with the script. Ryan O'Nan… Continue reading

O'Nan wears the moose suit of shame.
Hale plays against type in Not That Funny.

Local Sightings Film Festival: Looking for Love

A celebration of local cinema . . . from Argentina to L.A.?

Hale plays against type in Not That Funny.
Fall Arts: Many Candles on the Cake

Fall Arts: Many Candles on the Cake

This is a year of birthdays and anniversaries among Seattle art institutions. The Frye turns 60, and it celebrated with a summer makeover. Pacific Northwest… Continue reading

Fall Arts: Many Candles on the Cake
Timothy Egan.

Fall Arts: Timothy Egan on Edward S. Curtis

How our city's most famous photographer was lost and found.

Timothy Egan.
Trieu Tran in "Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam"

Fall Arts: Trieu Tran’s One-Man Show at ACT

Aiming to defy Asian entertainment stereotypes.

Trieu Tran in "Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam"
Amy (Lynskey) in full humiliation mode.

Hello I Must Be Going: Returning to the Parental Nest in Shame

Kate Winslet we know, but whatever happened to Melanie Lynskey, her co-star in Peter Jackson's 1994 Heavenly Creatures? The New Zealand–born actress has actually been… Continue reading

Amy (Lynskey) in full humiliation mode.