Brian Miller

The Fussy Eye: Pipe Dreaming

The Fussy Eye: Pipe Dreaming

Sewer signage.

The Fussy Eye: Pipe Dreaming
Kimaro will attend both SIFF screenings.

Out of Africa

A Seattle filmmaker explores her heritage.

Kimaro will attend both SIFF screenings.
Seattle International Film Festival: Around the World in 25 Days

Seattle International Film Festival: Around the World in 25 Days

Since 1976, the Seattle International Film Festival has imposed its own particular burdens on the ambitious Seattle filmgoer. Having crept upward from two weeks at… Continue reading

Seattle International Film Festival: Around the World in 25 Days
The Fussy Eye: Furry Ambassadors

The Fussy Eye: Furry Ambassadors

Still playing at the Meridian, Werner Herzog's new 3-D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams shows that man has been depicting beast since the early Stone… Continue reading

The Fussy Eye: Furry Ambassadors
The housewife (Zia) and the prisoner (Chang Chen).

Breath: A South Korean Prison Romance

Another twisted, obsessive love story from South Korea's Kim Ki-duk, the 2007 Breath is a tale of two households riven by jealousy, revenge, and sexual… Continue reading

The housewife (Zia) and the prisoner (Chang Chen).
Slam contestant Nova Venerable.

Louder Than a Bomb: Teen Poets Endorsed by Oprah

Hoop Dreams meets American Idol. If you're sick of poetry slams already, if you have no patience for tales of teen uplift, stay away from… Continue reading

Slam contestant Nova Venerable.
Fuith surveys his ruined city.

Rammbock: Berlin Undead: When Zombies Come Knocking

A very atypical zombie movie, the somberly effective Rammbock begins like a breakup drama and ends in a Mozart-Requiem swell of German romanticism. Unhandsome schlemiel… Continue reading

Fuith surveys his ruined city.
From BASIC and coffee beans were two great Seattle brands established.

Remember the Titans

Dueling memoirs from Paul Allen and Howard Schultz.

From BASIC and coffee beans were two great Seattle brands established.
The Fussy Eye: Rising and Falling

The Fussy Eye: Rising and Falling

Images of an ever-changing Seattle.

The Fussy Eye: Rising and Falling

Jonathan Wenk c 2010 Summit Ent. LLCStrangers on a train: Gyllenhaal and

Jonathan Wenk c 2010 Summit Ent. LLCStrangers on a train: Gyllenhaal and Monaghan.The Dinner: roast-chicken salad at Subway (4336 Roosevelt Way N.E.).The Movie: Source Code… Continue reading

Hicks in person was seldom so restrained.

American: The Bill Hicks Story: A Tribute to the Late Comic

It's probably inevitable that a biopic will be made about the late comic Bill Hicks (1961–1994), who achieved his greatest success shortly before cancer killed… Continue reading

Hicks in person was seldom so restrained.
Brownstein dreams of The Real World.

Some Days Are Better Than Others: Mumblecore in Portland

Someone's been watching too many Miranda July movies. Made in Portland by Matt McCormick, this slow-moving tale of tangentially related slackers achieves a nice mood,… Continue reading

Brownstein dreams of The Real World.
The Fussy Eye: Sharp and Soft

The Fussy Eye: Sharp and Soft

Caught in a woven fence.

The Fussy Eye: Sharp and Soft
Oregon hunters take a break from their labors.

Empty Quarter: Exploring Rural Oregon

Empty is right, and that's not a put-down. This sparse black-and-white documentary by Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty places a stationary camera in southeastern Oregon,… Continue reading

Oregon hunters take a break from their labors.
Degenerate Art Ensemble Exhibition at the Frye Art Museum, March 19 to June 19, 2011.

The Fussy Eye: Larval Melodies

The Degenerate Ear Ensemble?

Degenerate Art Ensemble Exhibition at the Frye Art Museum, March 19 to June 19, 2011.
Depression-era dreamers Leggett and Hunt.

Opening Nights: Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck's play. Dreams crushed. The end.

Depression-era dreamers Leggett and Hunt.
The Fussy Eye: No Sparks

The Fussy Eye: No Sparks

A science fair at the Henry.

The Fussy Eye: No Sparks
Would you listen to Lance Henriksen?

The Penitent Man: Lance Henriksen Has a Message From the Future!

Shot here by Seattle native Nicholas Gyeney, The Penitent Man plays like an old episode of The Twilight Zone. You'll soon guess its big reveal,… Continue reading

Would you listen to Lance Henriksen?
The Fussy Eye: Park and Hide

The Fussy Eye: Park and Hide

When did the idea of art cars emerge from the old hot-rod culture of the '50s and '60s? And should we blame Tom Wolfe for… Continue reading

The Fussy Eye: Park and Hide
Laurent as the saintly nurse.

The Round Up: Again With the Holocaust Already

From France, The Round Up is a long, dull, straightforward dramatization of that country's Vichy collaboration with the Nazis during the summer of 1942. Mélanie… Continue reading

Laurent as the saintly nurse.