Film

SIFF opened its 40th festival last night at McCaw Hall with a

SIFF opened its 40th festival last night at McCaw Hall with a gala screening of the new Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is by My… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2014

You can’t go home again—only Matt Smith did. Twice. Raised in the

You can’t go home again—only Matt Smith did. Twice. Raised in the old Catholic enclave on the east side of Capitol Hill, the veteran actor… Continue reading

Speaking from Los Angeles, writer/director John Ridley is well aware of Seattle’s

Speaking from Los Angeles, writer/director John Ridley is well aware of Seattle’s expectations for his SIFF-opening Jimi Hendrix biopic. Hendrix was, before Nirvana, our greatest… Continue reading

Local & Repertory As You Like It The Mouse That Roared (1959)

Local & RepertoryAs You Like It The Mouse That Roared (1959) continues this British film retrospective. Peter Sellers plays three roles in the gentle Cold… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2014

You can debate whether this is in fact the 40th edition of

You can debate whether this is in fact the 40th edition of the Seattle International Film Festival, since its inaugural was at the Moore in… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2014

John Jeffcoat’s last film at SIFF, the 2007 comedy Outsourced, was about

John Jeffcoat’s last film at SIFF, the 2007 comedy Outsourced, was about a Seattle tech worker sent to a strange land, India. His latest film… Continue reading

Local director Ryan Worsley’s debut documentary chronicles the people, culture, and eventual

Local director Ryan Worsley’s debut documentary chronicles the people, culture, and eventual demise of the legendary punk venue The Funhouse, which closed in 2012. (With… Continue reading

Speaking from Los Angeles, writer/director John Ridley is well aware of Seattle’s

Speaking from Los Angeles, writer/director John Ridley is well aware of Seattle’s expectations for his SIFF-opening Jimi Hendrix biopic. Hendrix was, before Nirvana, our greatest… Continue reading

For Isaac Olsen, the story of cult Tacoma garage-rock band Girl Trouble

For Isaac Olsen, the story of cult Tacoma garage-rock band Girl Trouble is personal. The band—now in its 30th year—is family, quite literally. “I knew… Continue reading

We’re sitting in the lobby of a U District hotel, coffees in

We’re sitting in the lobby of a U District hotel, coffees in hand, staring at the morning rain in late January. And Craig Johnson couldn’t… Continue reading

“My films are a little weird,” says Taylor Guterson. It’s a weird

“My films are a little weird,” says Taylor Guterson. It’s a weird statement to make about his two easygoing features. His debut Old Goats (SIFF… Continue reading

Should you utter the title The Babadook out loud, you may be

Should you utter the title The Babadook out loud, you may be in danger of summoning an Australian bogeyman from its hiding place—and woe betide… Continue reading

Opening Fading Gigolo John Turturro’s new New York-set comedy has received some

OpeningFading Gigolo John Turturro’s new New York-set comedy has received some awful reviews. In it he plays a florist-turned-gigolo, with Woody Allen as his pimp.… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2014

Local & Repertory As You Like It This British film retrospective continues

Local & RepertoryAs You Like It This British film retrospective continues with Our Man in Havana (1959), based on the Graham Greene novel, with Alec… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2014

Local & Repertory Altered States William Hurt goes into a sensory-deprivation tank

Local & RepertoryAltered States William Hurt goes into a sensory-deprivation tank in this 1980 adaptation of the Paddy Chayefsky novel, and he comes out quite… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2014

Nick Frost pours himself a fizzy drink and peers amenably across the

Nick Frost pours himself a fizzy drink and peers amenably across the table. He’s a big bloke with a great radio voice, friendly faced without… Continue reading

Local & Repertory As You Like It This British film retrospective continues

Local & RepertoryAs You Like It This British film retrospective continues with Father Brown (1954), with Alec Guinness as the titular cleric/detective, the hero of… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014

Local & Repertory Almost Human Chainsaws and bloodthirsty Maine yokels figure in

Local & RepertoryAlmost Human Chainsaws and bloodthirsty Maine yokels figure in this new horror flick. (NR)SIFF Film Center, 305 Harrison St. (Seattle Center), 324-9996, siff.net,… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2014

Local & Repertory •  The Big Sleep Could Howard Hawks’ 1946 detective

Local & Repertory• The Big Sleep Could Howard Hawks’ 1946 detective thriller be the greatest Hollywood movie ever made? Quite possibly so. “You don’t like to… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2014

Local & Repertory Clueless Alicia Silverstone was never sweeter or more effective

Local & RepertoryClueless Alicia Silverstone was never sweeter or more effective than in this clever 1995 treatment of Jane Austen’s novel Emma, directed by Amy… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2014