Film

The Young Karl Marx. Courtesy Diaphana Films

A Bookish Movie Buff’s Guide to SIFF

All the SIFF films with literary pedigrees your heart could ever desire.

The Young Karl Marx. Courtesy Diaphana Films
Sifting Through SIFF

Sifting Through SIFF

The best of the upcoming enormous film fest.

Sifting Through SIFF
Warner Bros.

King Arthur and the Bros of the Round Table

Guy Ritchie’s take on Camelot is a joyless medieval sausage fest.

Warner Bros.
‘A Quiet Passion’ Is as Enjoyably Eccentric as Emily Dickinson’s Poetry

‘A Quiet Passion’ Is as Enjoyably Eccentric as Emily Dickinson’s Poetry

What could’ve been a stuffy biopic turns into a fittingly odd ode to its unconventional subject.

‘A Quiet Passion’ Is as Enjoyably Eccentric as Emily Dickinson’s Poetry
A Filmic Stand to the Travel Ban

A Filmic Stand to the Travel Ban

The Seventh Art Stand, a free film festival featuring Islamic works, will take over Seattle next month.

A Filmic Stand to the Travel Ban
Courtesy Film4 Productions

The Plot-Free ‘Free Fire’

Ben Wheatley’s latest strips the action genre of all but its violent core.

Courtesy Film4 Productions
Courtesy NEON

In Colossal, Anne Hathaway Accidentally Summons a Giant Monster in South Korea

The premise may be goofy, but the film ends up being much more than a quirky Kaiju flick.

Courtesy NEON
Courtesy Saban Films

Walter Hill’s “The Assignment” Is Unapologetically Deranged

This action flick with an unwanted gender-reassignment surgery at its center is lurid and clunky.

Courtesy Saban Films
Raw Is a Cannibalistic Coming-of-Age Tale

Raw Is a Cannibalistic Coming-of-Age Tale

Growing up and throwing up in this occasionally uncanny film.

Raw Is a Cannibalistic Coming-of-Age Tale
“T2 Trainspotting” Exchanges the Original’s Edge for Sentimentality

“T2 Trainspotting” Exchanges the Original’s Edge for Sentimentality

There might be something here for diehard fans, but otherwise the nostalgia’s empty.

“T2 Trainspotting” Exchanges the Original’s Edge for Sentimentality
Courtesy Disney

Feeding the Beast

Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake feels factory-made.

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Justen Waterhouse’s “Darkness Film Series” Contemplates the Absence of Light

Justen Waterhouse’s “Darkness Film Series” Contemplates the Absence of Light

The Henry is re-examining cinema born of darkness.

Justen Waterhouse’s “Darkness Film Series” Contemplates the Absence of Light
Courtesy GKids

The Quiet, Stop-Motion Heart of ‘My Life as a Zucchini’

This animated Swiss Oscar nominee may have lost to ‘Zootopia,’ but its subtle soul shines regardless.

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Courtesy 20th Century Fox

‘Logan’—Which Should Be a Snooze-Fest Wolverine Tale—Is Actually One of Marvel’s Best

With surprisingly solid storytelling and unexpected plot points, the X-Men outing excels.

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Beneath the Love-Story Gauze of ‘A United Kingdom’ Is a Dense African History Lesson

Beneath the Love-Story Gauze of ‘A United Kingdom’ Is a Dense African History Lesson

When the heir to the Bechuanaland throne marries an Englishwoman, romantic geopolitical chess follows.

Beneath the Love-Story Gauze of ‘A United Kingdom’ Is a Dense African History Lesson
Drag performer Amora Dior Black, from one of Uncode’s most popular stories.

This Powerful Series Seeks to Showcase Seattle’s Diversity

The Uncode will “create a space where black people can see one another.”

Drag performer Amora Dior Black, from one of Uncode’s most popular stories.
Son of Joseph Is Biblical Without Pretension

Son of Joseph Is Biblical Without Pretension

Even with Joseph, Marie, and a donkey, this film is allegory free and upends expectation.

Son of Joseph Is Biblical Without Pretension
German Comedy ‘Toni Erdmann’ Achieves Legitimate Filmic Madness

German Comedy ‘Toni Erdmann’ Achieves Legitimate Filmic Madness

A goofy father saves his daughter from corporate drudgery by dressing up as a jet-setting life coach.

German Comedy ‘Toni Erdmann’ Achieves Legitimate Filmic Madness
Courtesy Magnolia Pictures
Courtesy Magnolia Pictures
Each Shot of Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta Is a Compositionally Rich Work of Art

Each Shot of Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta Is a Compositionally Rich Work of Art

The Spanish filmmaker lends his masterly touch to this novella-like film.

Each Shot of Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta Is a Compositionally Rich Work of Art