Brian Miller

The Fussy Eye: Raising the Roof

The Fussy Eye: Raising the Roof

A plane bisecting the air.

The Fussy Eye: Raising the Roof
A typical street scene in the Castro in 1977.

We Were Here: Recalling the Early AIDS Crisis in San Fran

During the early '80s, the Bay Area was initially slow to recognize the "gay cancer" that, one subject recalls in the documentary We Were Here,… Continue reading

A typical street scene in the Castro in 1977.
Four legs of a love triangle: Devid Striesow (left) and Sebastian Schipper.

3: A German Love Triangle With a DNA Twist

Tom Tykwer's new romantic triangle is a comedy with a genetic premise. One of its Berlin trio is a scientist who runs a gene-splicing company,… Continue reading

Four legs of a love triangle: Devid Striesow (left) and Sebastian Schipper.
Paff's temptress casts an unholy spell on Bogar's salesman.

Opening Nights: Double Indemnity

This adaptation draws more from the book than from the movie--at a cost.

Paff's temptress casts an unholy spell on Bogar's salesman.

Back in the day, Domingo Martinez was a funny, witty colleague at

Back in the day, Domingo Martinez was a funny, witty colleague at Seattle Weekly, but one who didn't actually write for the paper. Instead, he… Continue reading

Peter MountainDepp’s journalist follows the money (i.e. Aaron Eckhart’s developer).The Dinner: Pechugas

Peter MountainDepp's journalist follows the money (i.e. Aaron Eckhart's developer).The Dinner: Pechugas de Pollo, at La Isla (2320 N.W. Market St.).The Movie: The Rum Diary,… Continue reading

The Fussy Eye: Touch or Don't Touch?
The Fussy Eye: Touch or Don't Touch?

Standing outside the ticket booth, flanked by balloons, Mayor Mike McGinn was

Standing outside the ticket booth, flanked by balloons, Mayor Mike McGinn was one of the demi-celebrities attending SIFF's gala reopening of the Uptown last night.… Continue reading

The Fussy Eye: Adding Up the Years

The Fussy Eye: Adding Up the Years

An artist unwinds a chronicle of her life.

The Fussy Eye: Adding Up the Years
One flock of crows leads to another.
One flock of crows leads to another.
Ed King is Guterson's fourth novel to be set in the Pacific Northwest.

David Guterson’s Ed King

The Bainbridge writer borrows a few pages from Sophocles.

Ed King is Guterson's fourth novel to be set in the Pacific Northwest.
Russo in Vito, with one of his big fans (the feeling was mutual).

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival: Now in Its 16th Queer Year

Two history lessons at this year's festival.

Russo in Vito, with one of his big fans (the feeling was mutual).
Earnest young folk musician Frank Fairfield, profiled in Tuesday night's documentary shorts package.

Local Sightings Film Festival

Notable nonfiction includes true crime and mobile gardens.

Earnest young folk musician Frank Fairfield, profiled in Tuesday night's documentary shorts package.
Do we look like psycho killers to you? Tudyk (left) and Labine.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil: College Brats vs. Hillbilly Horror

I believe it was Chekhov who said that if you drive a wood chipper into the forest where dumb co-eds are partying in the vicinity… Continue reading

Do we look like psycho killers to you? Tudyk (left) and Labine.
Saved by SIFF.

Coming Soon to LQA

SIFF didn't plan on running a multiplex. Then the Uptown fell into its hands.

Saved by SIFF.
The final product.

Instant Antiquity

Daniel Carrillo uses a vintage camera to document Seattle's hip young artists. (Or you, for a reasonable fee.)

The final product.
The Fussy Eye: Carved Away

The Fussy Eye: Carved Away

Posters for imaginary events.

The Fussy Eye: Carved Away
Luna: 3,000 pounds of cuteness and need.

The Whale: A Sad True-Whale Tale in Vancouver, B.C.

So soon after the 3-D gore of Shark Night, we get this gentle, Bambi-level-sad documentary about an orphaned killer whale named Luna who never harmed… Continue reading

Luna: 3,000 pounds of cuteness and need.

leslielyons.comNew York artist Leslie Lyons’ Expedition sounded like fun at Bumbershoot, until

leslielyons.comNew York artist Leslie Lyons' Expedition sounded like fun at Bumbershoot, until I actually saw it. Bumbergoers are asked to sit for short video portraits/testimonials/stories… Continue reading

The lines aren’t long at the Seattle Center Pavilion–in fact, there aren’t

The lines aren't long at the Seattle Center Pavilion--in fact, there aren't any lines at all--to see the festival's visual-arts offerings. After two days, what's… Continue reading