Brian Miller

From left, Plaza, Soni, and Johnson travel far from Seattle.

Safety Not Guaranteed: Aubrey Plaza in a Locally Shot Time-Travel Comedy

With deadpan impatience/intelligence, Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) plays Darius, an intern at Seattle magazine sent to the Olympic Peninsula to help write a snarky… Continue reading

From left, Plaza, Soni, and Johnson travel far from Seattle.
Hill as the mad scientist behind our misperceptions.

Arts: Gary Hill’s Funhouse at the Henry

This big retrospective is anything by academic.

Hill as the mad scientist behind our misperceptions.
The Fussy Eye: Twigs in Search of a Nest

The Fussy Eye: Twigs in Search of a Nest

A message of hope in South Lake Union.

The Fussy Eye: Twigs in Search of a Nest
Are conspiracy theories contagious? Repshas (left) and Rao.

Ultrasonic: Are Conspiracy Theories Contagious?

If you're going to save yourself from self- indulgence as the writer/director/star/ composer of a shoestring indie, you'd better do something risky or odd with… Continue reading

Are conspiracy theories contagious? Repshas (left) and Rao.
Steel Petals

Steel Petals

Ginny Ruffner's downtown floral fantasy.

Steel Petals
Shelton grew up in Maple Leaf and graduated from Garfield High and the UW.

SIFF: A Q&A With Lynn Shelton

It's quite the honor to be selected as SIFF's opening-night feature, particularly when Lynn Shelton's Your Sister's Sister is the first genuinely local film ever… Continue reading

Shelton grew up in Maple Leaf and graduated from Garfield High and the UW.
SIFF: Innocence and Experience

SIFF: Innocence and Experience

You'll find two main varieties of SIFFgoers at the Seattle International Film Festival, now in its 38th year. First are the savvy veterans, passes dangling… Continue reading

SIFF: Innocence and Experience
The ponies take to the track!

The Cup: Tears at the Horse Track

Because so many Americans closely follow Australian horse racing, we can assume you already know the true-life story of jockey Damien Oliver and his noble… Continue reading

The ponies take to the track!
Minnesota teens agree: The world is messed up.

#ReGENERATION: Far From Wall Street, a Call to Activism

After making the festival circuit in 2010, this youth-oriented call to activism has been tweaked to include Occupy Wall Street, but it otherwise feels hopelessly… Continue reading

Minnesota teens agree: The world is messed up.
Brodie-Sangster as the young artist.

Death of a Superhero: The Portrait of an Angry Young Artist

Adapting his 2006 young-adult novel, Anthony McCarten doesn't mishandle the material—the story of a 15-year-old Dublin kid hoping to lose his cherry before dying of… Continue reading

Brodie-Sangster as the young artist.

Sabrina Lantos/Sony Pictures ClassicsGreta Gerwig and Adam Brody flaunt their footwork.The Dinner:

Sabrina Lantos/Sony Pictures ClassicsGreta Gerwig and Adam Brody flaunt their footwork.The Dinner: crab ravioli, at The Tin Table (915 E. Pine St.).The Movie: Damsels in… Continue reading

If you love playing Super Meat Boy, this movie is for you.

Indie Game: The Movie: The Downside to Freelancing for Microsoft

Seattle is home to legions of pallid, sleep-deprived programmers, and Microsoft's Xbox gaming platform is central to this insightful new geek documentary. Well-directed by first-timers… Continue reading

If you love playing Super Meat Boy, this movie is for you.
The Fussy Eye: Hey, What's an Ikat?

The Fussy Eye: Hey, What’s an Ikat?

Waiting for the camels to come.

The Fussy Eye: Hey, What's an Ikat?
Will they join the mile-high club or not? Blanchard and D'Arcy.

Overnight: Next Time Take the Train

If you're going to trap the leads of a romantic comedy on a red-eye flight from L.A. to New York, the script had better be… Continue reading

Will they join the mile-high club or not? Blanchard and D'Arcy.
Recycled Art for Earth Day

Recycled Art for Earth Day

Stick a fork in him!

Recycled Art for Earth Day
Look away, Arnold! Avert your eyes!

Visual Arts: The Greatest Hits of Gay Art at TAM

Does gay art really need its own separate show? This big survey doesn't make the case.

Look away, Arnold! Avert your eyes!

Last year, the parent company of Landmark Theatres put the movie circuit

Last year, the parent company of Landmark Theatres put the movie circuit up for sale, but there were no buyers. Among its Seattle holdings, the… Continue reading

Muhammet Uzuner as the watchful doctor.

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia: Finding the Body Is Secondary

When even the cops in this Turkish police story begin joking about bladder control, you know you're in for a very long drive. From Nuri… Continue reading

Muhammet Uzuner as the watchful doctor.
Director Lieberman finds Burma sometimes beautifully preserved.

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain: A Burma Documentary Is Suddenly Topical

Much less the rabble-rouser than 2008's Burma VJ, Robert H. Lieberman's two years of firsthand reportage from that country was filmed prior to recent developments… Continue reading

Director Lieberman finds Burma sometimes beautifully preserved.
Artist, Heal Thyself!

Artist, Heal Thyself!

An installation evokes salt as a purifier.

Artist, Heal Thyself!