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An Interview with Riley Stearns and Why Jesse Eisenberg Did His Movie Out of Pity

An Interview with Riley Stearns and Why Jesse Eisenberg Did His Movie Out of Pity

I met with filmmaker Riley Stearns when he was in town for the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and had a fantastic conversation—well, at least I think so, he may have told the agency reps he never wants to see my face again—about his new movie The Art of Self-Defense (in theaters now), a darkly […]
The Best Animal Horror Movies of All Time

The Best Animal Horror Movies of All Time

Alexander Aja’s alligator/hurricane thriller Crawl seeks to take a bite out of theaters this weekend, so it seemed like a perfect time to look back at some of the best animal-centric horror movies ever made. The list proved to be slightly tricky, as intentionally awful (?) fare such as Anaconda and Snakes on a Plane […]
Batman on 4K: Burton’s Shine, Schumacher’s Show Rust

Batman on 4K: Burton’s Shine, Schumacher’s Show Rust

Warner Bros. has released the first four Batman movies on 4K for the first time (a 4-Film Collection arrives on September 17, 2019), which gave me a long overdue opportunity to revisit the highs and the lows of the late 80s/early 90s series that largely served as the only major comic book franchise in cinemas […]
The Little Mermaid Multi-Screen Blu-ray Edition is Like the Last One

The Little Mermaid Multi-Screen Blu-ray Edition is Like the Last One

The last time I watched it, I was too young to realize that Ariel is hot.
The 20 Most Memorable Performances of 2018

The 20 Most Memorable Performances of 2018

This list is not what you'll expect.
The 10 Best Movies of 2018

The 10 Best Movies of 2018

A lot of movies came out in 2018. These are the 10 best.
Here are the Winners of the 2018 Seattle Film Critic Awards

Here are the Winners of the 2018 Seattle Film Critic Awards

The Seattle Film Critics Society (“SFCS”) announced the winners in 19 categories for the 2018 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards on Monday, December 17, 2018. Winning the top prize of Best Picture of the Year was Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, a semi-autobiographical film that follows the life of a live-in housekeeper during a politically turbulent time […]
Blu-ray Review: ‘Sharp Objects’

Blu-ray Review: ‘Sharp Objects’

The Amy Adams thriller is now on Blu-ray, and it's worth seeing.
The Funniest Movies of 2018… So Far

The Funniest Movies of 2018… So Far

Here are the movies that will make you laugh the most.
‘Hocus Pocus’: 25th Anniversary Edition Resurrects a Cult Hit

‘Hocus Pocus’: 25th Anniversary Edition Resurrects a Cult Hit

The 25th Anniversary Edition is here, because it has been 25 years since the movie came out.
Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Volta’ Delivers Spectacle… To a Degree

Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Volta’ Delivers Spectacle… To a Degree

Volta, now playing in Redmond, WA, is worth the price of admission, but feels smaller than past productions.
Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Terror: Season 1’

Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Terror: Season 1’

Despite some flaws, The Terror is an often fascinating exploration of madness that feels different than most other shows on the market.
Review: ‘Ozark: Season 2’ Returns with a Vengeance

Review: ‘Ozark: Season 2’ Returns with a Vengeance

This Ozark: Season Two review contains no spoilers for the second season, but does address plot points from Season One. In other words, if you haven’t watched the first season, hop on Netflix right now! The worst thing about watching the first three episodes of Ozark: Season Two is that you have to wait a […]
The 10 Best Mission: Impossible Action Scenes

The 10 Best Mission: Impossible Action Scenes

Tom Cruise has delivered some legitimately satisfying action scenes. Here they are, ranked.
Ranking the Mission: Impossible Movies

Ranking the Mission: Impossible Movies

Ethan Hunt has a sixth movie on the way. How would you rank the first five?