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Donnie Yen takes the lead as Ip Man. Photo courtesy of Well Go USA

From the outside, my barbershop on First Hill looks like every Main

From the outside, my barbershop on First Hill looks like every Main Street America tonsorial parlor, complete with the striped helix of the traditional barber… Continue reading

 

Donnie Yen takes the lead as Ip Man. Photo courtesy of Well Go USA

From the outside, my barbershop on First Hill looks like every Main

From the outside, my barbershop on First Hill looks like every Main Street America tonsorial parlor, complete with the striped helix of the traditional barber… Continue reading

 

Michael Stone (voiced by David Thewlis) in a solitary moment.

“Scrambled is my favorite eggs style. What about yours?” The speaker is

“Scrambled is my favorite eggs style. What about yours?” The speaker is Lisa, a lonely, sincere, somewhat vapid woman sharing breakfast with a well-regarded expert… Continue reading

 

The Revenant is a huge whopping spectacle, the likes of which have

The Revenant is a huge whopping spectacle, the likes of which have

The Revenantis a huge whopping spectacle, the likes of which have rarely been seen since Cecil B. DeMille ordered Charlton Heston to part the Red… Continue reading

The Revenant is a huge whopping spectacle, the likes of which have
Cabin fever? From left, Russell, Leigh, and Dern.Andrew Cooper/SMPSP/Weinstein Co.

What’s he done this time? As a filmmaker who creates experiences that

What’s he done this time? As a filmmaker who creates experiences that aren’t remotely like anything else out there, Quentin Tarantino has earned the curiosity.… Continue reading

Cabin fever? From left, Russell, Leigh, and Dern.Andrew Cooper/SMPSP/Weinstein Co.
Sara (Cardellini) has two husbands: Brad (Ferrell) and Dusty (Wahlberg, center). (Photo courtesy Paramount Pictures)

Will Ferrell hasn’t exhausted the comedy of emasculation just yet—his argyle-sweater-vest-clad persona

Will Ferrell hasn’t exhausted the comedy of emasculation just yet—his argyle-sweater-vest-clad persona still has some comic juice. Still, it was probably wise to reteam him… Continue reading

Sara (Cardellini) has two husbands: Brad (Ferrell) and Dusty (Wahlberg, center). (Photo courtesy Paramount Pictures)
Love outside the lab: Mbatha-Raw and Smith. (Photo courtesy Melinda Sue Gordon/Columbia Pictures)

Concussion joins the small collection of investigative films arriving at the end

Concussion joins the small collection of investigative films arriving at the end of 2015, with Spotlight and Truth and the German picture Labyrinth of Lies.… Continue reading

Love outside the lab: Mbatha-Raw and Smith. (Photo courtesy Melinda Sue Gordon/Columbia Pictures)
Blanchett (left) and Mara as lovers on the run. (Photo courtesy Wilson Webb/Weinstein Co.)

The Price of Salt is a 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith (using

The Price of Salt is a 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith (using the pseudonym Claire Morgan) about a lesbian romance. It sold a lot of… Continue reading

Blanchett (left) and Mara as lovers on the run. (Photo courtesy Wilson Webb/Weinstein Co.)

The films of Quentin Dupieux would’ve been a smash in the late

The films of Quentin Dupieux would’ve been a smash in the late ’60s and early ’70s, crammed as they are with surreal tricks and car… Continue reading

Deneuve's Renee watches her business go downhill.Cohen Media

As evidenced by the success of radio’s Serial and TV’s The Jinx

As evidenced by the success of radio’s Serial and TV’s The Jinx (like anybody consumes things on radio or TV any more, amirite?), our collective… Continue reading

Deneuve's Renee watches her business go downhill.Cohen Media
Out of the middle class and into the Olds: Shaw and Dastmalchian. Courtesty of Oscilloscope Laboratories

He looks like a junkie, she doesn’t; but maybe that’s the point.

He looks like a junkie, she doesn’t; but maybe that’s the point. Animals seeks to humanize the struggle of two lovers in the throes of… Continue reading

Out of the middle class and into the Olds: Shaw and Dastmalchian. Courtesty of Oscilloscope Laboratories
Fatih Akin (Head-On, Soul Kitchen) is on the short list of the

Fatih Akin (Head-On, Soul Kitchen) is on the short list of the

Fatih Akin (Head-On, Soul Kitchen) is on the short list of the most intriguing 21st-century directors, and his latest effort, The Cut, travels into the… Continue reading

Fatih Akin (Head-On, Soul Kitchen) is on the short list of the
As ever, Wiig keeps us off balance.Suzanne Hanover/Alchemy

Beyond the valley of black comedy is a place where laughter and

Beyond the valley of black comedy is a place where laughter and horror mingle freely. Here roams the original British version of The Office and… Continue reading

As ever, Wiig keeps us off balance.Suzanne Hanover/Alchemy
Ulfsak as the patient Ivo.

Small in scale and antiwar in subject, Tangerines is the kind of

Small in scale and antiwar in subject, Tangerines is the kind of story that almost always gets called a fable. Most such projects can get… Continue reading

Ulfsak as the patient Ivo.
Yes, Apfel is as awesome as she dresses.

When Albert Maysles died on March 5, it was the end of

When Albert Maysles died on March 5, it was the end of a significant phase of the documentary film. His movies, many of them made… Continue reading

Yes, Apfel is as awesome as she dresses.
Johansson is back as Black Widow.Jay Maidment/Marvel

The characters in current superhero movies must’ve grown up reading comic books.

The characters in current superhero movies must’ve grown up reading comic books. In Marvel’s run of blockbusters, Iron Man and Thor and the gang (well,… Continue reading

Johansson is back as Black Widow.Jay Maidment/Marvel
Grief turns to something else: Kurylenko and Crowe.Mark Rogers/Warner Bros.

Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) is a dowser, a man who can find

Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) is a dowser, a man who can find water in the Australian desert—a talent he will later employ when he goes… Continue reading

Grief turns to something else: Kurylenko and Crowe.Mark Rogers/Warner Bros.
What does she see in him? Schnoeink and Friedel.Film Movement

In November 1811, in accordance with their suicide pact, the great German

In November 1811, in accordance with their suicide pact, the great German Romantic writer Heinrich von Kleist shot and killed Henriette Vogel on the shores… Continue reading

What does she see in him? Schnoeink and Friedel.Film Movement
Citizen's Committee members John and Bonnie Raines in 1969.Courtesy Raines family/Cargo Films

Even if you have an allergic reaction to dramatic re-enactments in documentary

Even if you have an allergic reaction to dramatic re-enactments in documentary films—and I confess I get itchy during them—1971 provides an exciting, non-hokey account… Continue reading

Citizen's Committee members John and Bonnie Raines in 1969.Courtesy Raines family/Cargo Films
Proud Kolbeinn (Sigurdsson) and his stallion.Music Box Films

Icelandic humor. Could it become a thing? It seems possible in the

Icelandic humor. Could it become a thing? It seems possible in the wake of Of Horses of Men, a supremely droll movie that weaves together… Continue reading

Proud Kolbeinn (Sigurdsson) and his stallion.Music Box Films