Brian Miller

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This new advocacy doc is essentially the bastard child of Who Killed

This new advocacy doc is essentially the bastard child of Who Killed the Electric Car? and Fuel (also directed by Joshua Tickell). If you’re in… Continue reading

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A Vietnamese pilot saves his family (with a baby tossed to the sailors!) during the airlift.lastdaysinvietnam.com

How, short of total victory, do you end a war? The question

How, short of total victory, do you end a war? The question has been haunting our military and political leaders since Korea. And though Rory… Continue reading

A Vietnamese pilot saves his family (with a baby tossed to the sailors!) during the airlift.lastdaysinvietnam.com
Pike as the girl in question.

Likable characters are a curse in Hollywood. Studios want someone relatable, someone

Likable characters are a curse in Hollywood. Studios want someone relatable, someone personable, someone who looks friendly on the cover of Us magazine. What the… Continue reading

Pike as the girl in question.
Mad Campus art installation: Sentinel.  Art by Kevin McCarthy

Public art generally falls into two categories: 1) massive and durable enough

Public art generally falls into two categories: 1) massive and durable enough to withstand the elements (and vandals and graffiti and pigeons and popular indifference...);… Continue reading

Mad Campus art installation: Sentinel.  Art by Kevin McCarthy
Waist-deep snow below the summit proved impassable.First Run Features

At any given backyard barbecue, you’ll meet scores of Northwest climbers who’ve

At any given backyard barbecue, you’ll meet scores of Northwest climbers who’ve done Rainier and McKinley, some who’ve bagged Everest, but only a handful who’ve… Continue reading

Waist-deep snow below the summit proved impassable.First Run Features
Racism (the Bobby at rear) shadows Hendrix (Benjamin, with Atwell) in London.Patrick Redmond

To its credit, this is an inconclusive, narrowly focused biopic sure to

To its credit, this is an inconclusive, narrowly focused biopic sure to confound fans of Jimi Hendrix. It forgoes his Seattle origins (but for a… Continue reading

Racism (the Bobby at rear) shadows Hendrix (Benjamin, with Atwell) in London.Patrick Redmond
McCall (Washington) has a precise way with mayhem.Scott Garfield/Columbia Pictures

Yes, this is a movie nominally inspired by the old ’80s TV

Yes, this is a movie nominally inspired by the old ’80s TV show. And yes, it’s essentially a Liam Neeson vehicle instead starring Denzel Washington… Continue reading

McCall (Washington) has a precise way with mayhem.Scott Garfield/Columbia Pictures
From left, Driver, Stoll, Fey, and Bateman as disparate sibs.Jessica Miglio/Warner Bros.

Why is this film not being released at Christmas? The sacred tradition

Why is this film not being released at Christmas? The sacred tradition of Jews and Chinese food and going to the movies on December 25… Continue reading

From left, Driver, Stoll, Fey, and Bateman as disparate sibs.Jessica Miglio/Warner Bros.
Wiig's Maggie refuses to look on the bright side.Roadside Attractions

This is the kind of movie that congratulates itself for casting a

This is the kind of movie that congratulates itself for casting a comedienne in a dramatic role and a straight male comic as a gay… Continue reading

Wiig's Maggie refuses to look on the bright side.Roadside Attractions
On an institutional level, the Northwest arts and culture scene is booming

On an institutional level, the Northwest arts and culture scene is booming

On an institutional level, the Northwest arts and culture scene is booming like Amazon. Tacoma Art Museum is opening a new wing in November devoted… Continue reading

On an institutional level, the Northwest arts and culture scene is booming
Shaun Scott. Photo by Toryan Dixon

You get the sense that filmmaker Shaun Scott can’t stop talking about

You get the sense that filmmaker Shaun Scott can’t stop talking about history, yet he also wants to shift the conversation to the psychology of… Continue reading

Shaun Scott. Photo by Toryan Dixon
Martinez says he’s now done with memoirs.

A few short years ago, Domingo Martinez had the wolf at the

A few short years ago, Domingo Martinez had the wolf at the door. His graphic-design clients were disappearing. The newspaper biz where he also worked—including… Continue reading

Martinez says he’s now done with memoirs.
Her architect? Shawn and Joyce.Bob Vergara/Abramorama

There’s a built-in audience for the latest collaboration between Andre Gregory and

There’s a built-in audience for the latest collaboration between Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn, given the widespread arthouse affection for My Dinner With Andre and… Continue reading

Her architect? Shawn and Joyce.Bob Vergara/Abramorama
The ideal meets the unruly real. McAllister and James.

Alan Hruska’s adaptation of his stage comedy has as its heroine a

Alan Hruska’s adaptation of his stage comedy has as its heroine a New York fiction editor, Nellie (Amy McAllister), whose brain has perhaps been poisoned… Continue reading

The ideal meets the unruly real. McAllister and James.
Kline as the famous swordsman.

Career on the skids, unable to remember his lines, performing some kind

Career on the skids, unable to remember his lines, performing some kind of Broadway abridgement of Jane Eyre, a bloated, alcoholic Errol Flynn wanders about… Continue reading

Kline as the famous swordsman.
Obata's holiday-card view of the Topaz camp.Terry Heffernan

At Guantanamo, we know, inmates are denied few possessions other than Korans

At Guantanamo, we know, inmates are denied few possessions other than Korans and writing paper. Sharp objects are certainly not allowed, and their U.S. jailors… Continue reading

Obata's holiday-card view of the Topaz camp.Terry Heffernan
You put your fingers where? Juri as Helen. Strand Releasing

A deliberate affront to good taste and conventional notions of feminine hygiene:

A deliberate affront to good taste and conventional notions of feminine hygiene: That’s how to describe both the heroine of and the bestselling 2008 German… Continue reading

You put your fingers where? Juri as Helen. Strand Releasing
Uneasy inmates: O'Connell (left) and Mendelsohn.Tribeca Film

In interviews, the actor Ben Mendelsohn has said that he was once

In interviews, the actor Ben Mendelsohn has said that he was once typecast as a handsome young bloke while working in Australian TV during the… Continue reading

Uneasy inmates: O'Connell (left) and Mendelsohn.Tribeca Film
Ellis never claimed to be proud of his no hitter.nonoadockumentary.com

Just as the Seahawks begin their season this week, here’s a profile

Just as the Seahawks begin their season this week, here’s a profile of an outspoken black man from the generation before Richard Sherman. Raised in… Continue reading

Ellis never claimed to be proud of his no hitter.nonoadockumentary.com
Chittenden's pilot goes on a kind of vision quest.Monterey Media

As the living memory of World War II nears its end, fresh

As the living memory of World War II nears its end, fresh Hollywood treatments of the war also seem to be dying out after seven… Continue reading

Chittenden's pilot goes on a kind of vision quest.Monterey Media