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Taking all three jobs as writer/director/star, it shouldn't be surprising that Josh Radnor is way too kind with his 35-year-old character, Jesse, who falls for… Continue reading
Steven Miller's imperfect utopia.
There is no musical score for this Argentine road movie, only the incessant throbbing of a truck's diesel engine. And it is a long, long… Continue reading
The group show Skyward!, at Fisher Pavilion, riffs on the futuristic ambitions of our 1962 World's Fair. The sci-fi mandate would seem a natural for… Continue reading
The movie I'd seen before, and the poster seemed strangely familiar. That film is 1963's Elvis vehicle It Happened at the World's Fair, shot partly… Continue reading
We visit the region's two new tourist museums.
Smart, funny stand-up comic Mike Birbiglia has already based a book and a touring show on his biographical woes, some of which you may also… Continue reading
A French movie star is spotted!
A cheap, silly car-chase movie with a cute girl, Hit & Run wouldn't stand out during the August doldrums without the good-hearted direction of its… Continue reading
Nazis on the moon? What could possibly go wrong? The premise to this Finnish sci-fi spoof is golden: Hitler sent a rocket to colonize the… Continue reading
After his Oscars for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, the career of Czech-born director Miloš Forman has gradually stalled into eminent stasis.… Continue reading
Is the best way to protect public art not to tell the public it's there?
Picking up where his 2004 Tarnation left off, Jonathan Caouette's new documentary is no less hermetic, autobiographical, messy, and ultimately touching. This time the focus… Continue reading
A former colleague at Seattle Weekly, Domingo Martinez has been working on The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir (Lyons Press, $16.95) for the past… Continue reading
Taylor Guterson, son of the local novelist David Guterson, turns an affectionate eye on Northwest geezer-dom in this gentle comedy about the indignities of aging,… Continue reading
There is the expectation in a surfing movie that we should see plenty of wave-riding shots, those sun-bronzed gods astride their boards, ripping out of… Continue reading
Following the child runaways of Moonrise Kingdom, this small French drama has a 6-year-old girl (Wynona Ringer) flee into the woods not for love, but… Continue reading
Unforgivable? Interminable is more like it. Veteran writer/director André Téchiné (The Witnesses, The Girl on the Train) employs a kitchen-sink approach to this overstuffed Venetian… Continue reading
What with the recent U.S. embassy standoff and flight to freedom of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, you can't get much more timely than this… Continue reading