Thin Lizzie
Posted 18 hours ago

A somber retelling of an American tragedy projected through the #MeToo lens, Lizzie is a 100+ year-old tale that feels right at home in 2018.

‘Lizzie’ Gets in Her Whacks
Unswayed
Posted 3 days ago

'The Song of Sway Lake' is a harmless trifle of a film about the weight of memory as seen through the prism of wistful longing.

‘The Song of Sway Lake’ is Out of Tune
The Good Wife?
Posted 1 week ago

In 'The Wife' Glenn Close delivers a strong performance - a wife on the end of her ropes destined to let go of all the secrets she and her husband…

‘The Wife’ Stands By Her Man
'Mandy' Un-Caged
Posted 1 week ago

'Mandy' is a blood-spattered, acid-dosed fever dream of a film that takes far too long to rev up, but never lets its foot off the pedal when it does.

‘Mandy’ and the Ultimate Cage Match
Naked Drama
Posted 3 weeks ago

Ostensibly a tale about long-distance romance, 'Juliet, Naked' boasts strong performances and an introspective charm.

‘Juliet, Naked’ Needs No Cover
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SIFF 2018: ‘Sadie’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 21, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Sadie’ is a film about a small community whose children are a litmus test for a bigger world moving in a dark direction.

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Sex, Love and ‘Disobedience’

by Christian Ramos May 18, 2018 Print Reviews

In ‘Disobedience’ two Rachels, Weisz and McAdams, find themselves in a forbidden romance that test their communities religious morals.

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SIFF 2018: ‘The Russian Five’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 17, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘The Russian Five’ is an engaging peek behind professional hockey’s iron curtain, and is stocked full of laughs, tears, blood, and stitches.

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SIFF 2018: ‘Bodied’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 17, 2018 Print Reviews
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A half-Woke fever-dream populated by big ideas and half-finished epiphanies, ‘Bodied’ is a bad film with a lot of good ideas.

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SIFF 2018: ‘After the War’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 11, 2018 Print Reviews
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The affecting drama ‘After the War’ kicks off our coverage of the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).

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Diagnosis: ‘Terminal’ is Terminal

by Warren Cantrell May 9, 2018 Print Reviews

Housing the look, feel, and story beats of a noir mystery thriller, ‘Terminal’ fails to capture any of the magic or narrative elements that propel these stories to greatness.

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Weak ‘The Week Of’ Disappoints

by Eric Melin May 4, 2018 Print Reviews
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The Week Of is a messy patchwork of a movie that is tonally all over the map and way overstays its 116 minutes.

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Thanos rules in ‘Avengers Infinity War’

by Tim English May 4, 2018 Print Reviews
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[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] ‘Avengers Infinity War‘ may really just be be half of a movie but it’s technically it’s the culmination of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe going back to 2008’s inaugural Iron Man, as well as the springboard for a future of movies that’s sure as hell going to look a lot different after […]

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‘Kings’ Without a Crown

by Warren Cantrell April 26, 2018 Print Reviews
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A clumsy assemblage of characters and moments that flirt with authenticity and relevance, ‘Kings’ starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig, has an idea of what it wants to be, yet can’t put the pieces together to make it work.

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Spoiler-Free Capsule Review of Avengers: Infinity War

by Eric Melin April 26, 2018 Print Reviews
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For the first time in a long time, the road ahead for superheroes is murky, complicated, and terrifying.

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‘The Endless’ Feels Like Anything But

by Warren Cantrell April 24, 2018 Print Reviews

Opening Friday at Screenland at Tapcade, The Endless is an interesting and well-conceived psychological thriller with heart.

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‘Final Portrait’ is Style Without Substance

by Christian Ramos April 20, 2018 Print Reviews

In ‘Final Portrait’, Geoffrey Rush spends weeks getting the ideal job done, painting a dashing Armie Hammer in this otherwise underwhelming film.

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‘I Feel Pretty’…Lousy

by Christian Ramos April 20, 2018 Print Reviews

Good intentions aren’t enough in this lame comedy from Amy Schumer.

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‘Wildling’ is a Wild Child of a Film

by Christian Ramos April 19, 2018 Print Reviews

When young Anna escapes from her forest prison, she starts to come of age but under sinister circumstances which have haunted her dreams her whole life.

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‘Rampage’: Can’t stop the Rock, unfortunately

by Tim English April 14, 2018 Print Reviews
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[Rating: Minor “The Rock” Fist Down] At this point The Rock is like a virus, spreading through Hollywood remaking old properties in his image. Think Agent Smith in the Matrix Revolutions and you’re on the right track. In addition to his hostile takeover of the Fast and the Furious franchise, DJ has a remake of […]

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