Brian Miller

Janek (Schuchardt) reassesses old loyalties.

The Christening: Film Noir From Poland

Michal has a problem. His name is Janek. Janek has a problem. His name is Michal. The two friends, ex-hoodlums, meet after Janek's stint in… Continue reading

Janek (Schuchardt) reassesses old loyalties.

CBS Films”Couldn’t we swim away to another, better movie?” McGregor and Blunt.The

CBS Films"Couldn't we swim away to another, better movie?" McGregor and Blunt.The Dinner: King salmon fillet, at Ivar's Salmon House (401 N.E. Northlake Way).The Movie:… Continue reading

Greene's rasslers put on a show.

Fake It So Real: Semi-Pro Wrestlers in North Carolina

If you've ever wanted, in a non-ironic, non-hipster sort of way, to attend a semi-pro wrestling match in small-town North Carolina, this doc is for… Continue reading

Greene's rasslers put on a show.
This actor allegedly lost 35 pounds during the course of the movie.

Invincible Force: Lose Weight, Lose Your Mind

Directed by Daniel Schneidkraut, Invincible Force first presents itself as some YouTube video diary from a slovenly metalhead janitor in Minneapolis. The look is defiantly… Continue reading

This actor allegedly lost 35 pounds during the course of the movie.
The Fussy Eye: Tunneling Into History

The Fussy Eye: Tunneling Into History

See the future at Milepost 31.

The Fussy Eye: Tunneling Into History
One of Plympton's typically avid mutts.

Adventures in Plymptoons!: Meet Cult Animator Bill Plympton

Considered an infomercial for cult animator Bill Plympton, the documentary Adventures in Plymptoons! suffers from two main defects. First, there aren't enough examples of his… Continue reading

One of Plympton's typically avid mutts.
Jeff sets out on his karmic errand.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home: Jason Segel on a Karmic Odyssey

It's obvious that Jason Segel has a face for comedy. He's got a lumpy, sad-sack mug with a dozen inflections to register disappointment, confusion, and… Continue reading

Jeff sets out on his karmic errand.
Clay Houses

Clay Houses

Recent archaeology at the Frye.

Clay Houses
Sternfeld (left) and Steidl select images for iDubai.

How to Make a Book With Steidl: A Persnickety German Publisher

"Books should smell good," says Gerhard Steidl. That they do, when made by the famed German printer of art and photography books. They also smell… Continue reading

Sternfeld (left) and Steidl select images for iDubai.
Modern antiquity: Li's Earth Piercing Fire.

Li Chen at the Frye

A Taiwanese sculptor presents history as if recently unearthed.

Modern antiquity: Li's Earth Piercing Fire.
The rogue percussionists--and a ticking bomb?

Sound of Noise: Rogue Percussionists Terrorize Malmo!

"I really dislike music," says a cop ironically named Amadeus, and this ingenious Swedish comedy soon makes it clear why. His younger brother is a… Continue reading

The rogue percussionists--and a ticking bomb?
Patkotak and fellow cast members were cast from the tribal community.

On the Ice: An Eskimo Crime Tale Returns From SIFF

If I said "Eskimo hip-hop crime tale," would that send you running to the nearest sunny beach? Shot on location in far-northern Alaska with a… Continue reading

Patkotak and fellow cast members were cast from the tribal community.
The Fussy Eye: Four Seasons in One Room

The Fussy Eye: Four Seasons in One Room

Tucked in the dark back gallery at the group show Devouring Time is a four-panel video installation in which a friendly Englishwoman chats about gardening—more… Continue reading

The Fussy Eye: Four Seasons in One Room
The 1897 idyll The Bathers.

Visual Arts: Gauguin at SAM

This big show gives us the famous art, plus context, but not the man.

The 1897 idyll The Bathers.
McGregor's chef contemplates the end of his vocation (with Bremner behind).

Perfect Sense: Ewan McGregor Seeks Love as the World Is Ending

Ewan McGregor previously worked with director David Mackenzie on the 2003 Young Adam, which featured frank sex, frontal male nudity, and a memorable gross-out scene… Continue reading

McGregor's chef contemplates the end of his vocation (with Bremner behind).
Ksenia Popova of Opera on Tap raises a toast to spring.

Spring Arts: Fresh Starts

Alcohol, opera, first dates, and more: our guide to the new season.

Ksenia Popova of Opera on Tap raises a toast to spring.
Lee frames her subjects, then lets the camera run.

Spring Arts: Indoor Showers at the Frye

Susie J. Lee renders duration and decay with video and diodes.

Lee frames her subjects, then lets the camera run.
Ruff reverses 9/11.

Spring Arts: Matt Ruff’s Alternative History of 9/11

In his new thriller, Matt Ruff imagines the Arab world under siege by American terrorists.

Ruff reverses 9/11.
Cruise will make you anything you want.

Good Buzz

Your best video-and-alcohol pairings.

Cruise will make you anything you want.
Nothing ends a tour faster than a burning Econoline van.

SpokAnarchy!: Aging Punk Rockers Remember the ’80s

Aging punks were the recent subject of The Other F-Word (i.e. fatherhood), and aging punks are again the subject of this nostalgic documentary about Spokane's… Continue reading

Nothing ends a tour faster than a burning Econoline van.