Brian Miller

Hvam as the meeker of two klowns.

Klown: Danes Take a Canoe Trip to the Whorehouse

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

Hvam as the meeker of two klowns.
Get into the groove? Marclay's Looking for Love.

Visual Arts: Spinning the Oldies at the Henry

This jukebox show cheerfully recycles the past.

Get into the groove? Marclay's Looking for Love.
The Fussy Eye: Keeping It Simple

The Fussy Eye: Keeping It Simple

Who invented minimalism?

The Fussy Eye: Keeping It Simple

Ron Phillips/Warner Bros.Bale and Hathaway dance while Gotham burns.The Dinner: Massaman Beef

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

The Fussy Eye: Putting the Knife to the Library

The Fussy Eye: Putting the Knife to the Library

What to do with old books.

The Fussy Eye: Putting the Knife to the Library
Pinto as the doomed peasant girl.

Trishna: Freida Pinto in a Thomas Hardy Update

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

Pinto as the doomed peasant girl.
Zoe and her loyal Dino.

A Cat in Paris: A Delightful French Animation Caper

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

Zoe and her loyal Dino.
The Fussy Eye: A Storm Indoors

The Fussy Eye: A Storm Indoors

The PACCAR Pavilion's new mural.

The Fussy Eye: A Storm Indoors
Roberts and Giampietro being grilled.

100% Off: A Recession-Era Romance: Two Seattle Couples Gradually Come Apart

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

Roberts and Giampietro being grilled.
Banks deserves better.

People Like Us: Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks Avoid Incest

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

Banks deserves better.
Political newbies Biggs (left) and Moore.

Grassroots: Our Very Own Monorail Saga Gets the Jason Biggs Treatment

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

Political newbies Biggs (left) and Moore.
Angola prisoners head out to the fields.

Music From the Big House: Louisiana Prisoners Make Music

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

Angola prisoners head out to the fields.
The Fussy Eye: Squid Security

The Fussy Eye: Squid Security

Hold me in your arms, arms, arms!

The Fussy Eye: Squid Security
After his play debuts, Black goes back out on the comedy circuit.

30 Years to the Altar

Lewis Black got dumped. Then he wrote about it. For the next three decades.

After his play debuts, Black goes back out on the comedy circuit.
Rossellini sees dead people.

Keyhole: Guy Maddin’s New Ghost House

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

Rossellini sees dead people.
Taking Off the Gloves

Taking Off the Gloves

Beautiful bruising.

Taking Off the Gloves
Blunt and Duplass have secrets to spill.

Your Sister’s Sister: Lynn Shelton’s SIFF Opener Returns

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

Blunt and Duplass have secrets to spill.

Niko Tavernise/Focus FeaturesKara Hayward and Jared Gilman go camping on an idyllic

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

The sodden, shrieking throng.View the slideshow here.

Go Tell It on the Fountains

Why is our famously rainy city so obsessed with jet-propelled water?

The sodden, shrieking throng.View the slideshow here.
This is Danielsen Lie's second film with director Trier.

Oslo, August 31st: A Junkie’s Long Day of Regret

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

This is Danielsen Lie's second film with director Trier.