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Based on a TV series in Denmark (where broadcast standards are far different than here), Klown sends two 40-something bunglers on a weekend canoe trip… Continue reading
This jukebox show cheerfully recycles the past.
Who invented minimalism?
Ron Phillips/Warner Bros.Bale and Hathaway dance while Gotham burns.The Dinner: Massaman Beef Curry, at Tup Tim Thai (118 W. Mercer St.).The Movie: The Dark Knight… Continue reading
What to do with old books.
I love a good bummer as much as the next man, and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles is certainly a good bummer—maybe even a… Continue reading
First be warned, this animated French tale about a cat burglar and his companion in crime, a cat, has been dubbed into English. Meaning English… Continue reading
The PACCAR Pavilion's new mural.
Not yet 30, local filmmaker Shaun Scott has an unusual affinity for history and archival footage. Both are woven deeply and somewhat distractingly into the… Continue reading
Let us now take this moment to praise Michael Bay. In a Hollywood career devoted to blowing shit up, he's had the good sense never… Continue reading
Journalist Phil Campbell wrote a book (Zioncheck for President) about his getting booted from The Stranger and subsequently running the insurgent city-council campaign of monorail… Continue reading
Documentary filmmakers have long been drawn to the notorious Louisiana State Penitentiary, a huge complex known as Angola, with its own farm, rodeo, and radio… Continue reading
Hold me in your arms, arms, arms!
Lewis Black got dumped. Then he wrote about it. For the next three decades.
Shot mostly in black-and-white by local cinematographer Ben Kasulke, Guy Maddin's latest feels like a rehash of all his prior films (My Winnipeg, Brand Upon… Continue reading
Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton's fourth feature is another agreeable exercise in small-scale humanism, an intimate three-hander set mostly in a vacation home in the San… Continue reading
Niko Tavernise/Focus FeaturesKara Hayward and Jared Gilman go camping on an idyllic island.The Dinner: Hot dog, potato salad, and chips, at The Frankfurter (1023 Alaskan… Continue reading
Why is our famously rainy city so obsessed with jet-propelled water?
As an actor, Anders Danielsen Lie has a frail, almost birdlike quality. He's like some creature plucked too soon from the nest, all skinny, pink,… Continue reading