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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 […]
SIFF 2019 Review: ‘Metal Heart’

SIFF 2019 Review: ‘Metal Heart’

A great first effort for the director Hugh O’Connor.
SIFF 2019 Review: ‘Stuffed’

SIFF 2019 Review: ‘Stuffed’

The photography is absolutely fantastic in this documentary and the people we meet are so interesting.
SIFF 2019 Review: ‘The Invisible Witness’

SIFF 2019 Review: ‘The Invisible Witness’

Director Stefano Mordini did a masterful job of pacing the action, building to a crescendo at the end.
SIFF 2019 Review: ‘The Woman Who Loves Giraffes’

SIFF 2019 Review: ‘The Woman Who Loves Giraffes’

Anne Innis Dagg, giraffe specialist, was denied the recognition that she deserved by, allegedly, a good-ole-boy network of professors during the 1970s at the University of Guelph in Ontario.
SIFF 2019 Review: ‘Kifaru’

SIFF 2019 Review: ‘Kifaru’

Kifaru in Swahili means “rhinoceros” and this is a documentary film about one specific male rhino named Sudan and the men devoted to his care.
SIFF 2019 Reviews: ‘Sune vs. Sune’ & ‘The Footballest’ – Two Top-Grade Family Films

SIFF 2019 Reviews: ‘Sune vs. Sune’ & ‘The Footballest’ – Two Top-Grade Family Films

Highly recommend them both for good clean and hilarious family fun—to be enjoyed by people of all ages.
SIFF 2019 Review: ‘Miriam Lies’

SIFF 2019 Review: ‘Miriam Lies’

Miriam Lies, written and directed by Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada, brings us an intriguing look at Dominican Republic society.
SIFF 2019 Review: ‘Orange Days’

SIFF 2019 Review: ‘Orange Days’

Rating: B Orange Daysis a tense drama about Aban, a woman in Northern Iran who runs an all-woman orange-picking crew.  She puts everything she owns on the line as she competes against all-male crews to get a lucrative contract with a top orange dealer in the area.   From the first moments of the film […]
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 […]