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‘Bosch: Legacy’ More of the Same (Mostly), and That’s a Good Thing

‘Bosch: Legacy’ More of the Same (Mostly), and That’s a Good Thing

Bosch is back in a new series that delivers the same quality storytelling, more or less.
The 21 Best Performances of 2021

The 21 Best Performances of 2021

Move over Oscars. Here are the truly great performances of 2021.
Cirque du Soleil: Alegria is a Joyful Blast of Color and Spectacle

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria is a Joyful Blast of Color and Spectacle

Cirque du Soleil is back (in Washington), baby. After a pandemic void and even a bankruptcy filing, the sensational circus act has returned to Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA with Alegria, a show that theoretically has a plot but really doesn’t. The good thing is plot doesn’t matter in lieu of impressive spectacle, athletic feats, […]
The 10 Best Movies of 2021

The 10 Best Movies of 2021

Here are the best movies of the year, according to the best critic in the world.
Reviews of ‘Unidentified’ & ‘Mia Misses Her Revenge’ at Seattle’s [Virtual] Romanian Film Festival

Reviews of ‘Unidentified’ & ‘Mia Misses Her Revenge’ at Seattle’s [Virtual] Romanian Film Festival

The Romanian Film Festival in Seattle kicks off Friday, and if you didn’t know there was such a thing as the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle, now you do. The festival spans nine days and is entirely virtual, and features a manageable 15 films (features + documentaries) and several shorts as well. I don’t cover […]
‘Foundation’ is Super Pretty, but Not Quite the Sci-Fi Epic It So Desperately Wants to Be

‘Foundation’ is Super Pretty, but Not Quite the Sci-Fi Epic It So Desperately Wants to Be

There's plenty to like, but not enough to love, in this new Apple TV+ show based on an Isaac Asimov show.
‘Bosch’ is Ending with Season 7. It’s the Best Cop Show Since ‘The Wire.’

‘Bosch’ is Ending with Season 7. It’s the Best Cop Show Since ‘The Wire.’

The excellent cop drama ends on a high if bittersweet note.
‘Nomadland’ Wins Best Picture, Director at 2020 Seattle Film Critics Awards

‘Nomadland’ Wins Best Picture, Director at 2020 Seattle Film Critics Awards

As a proud member of the Seattle Film Critics Society (I actually became president in 2020, an… interesting… year to become president of a film society), I’m pleased to share with you the winners of the 2020 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards. Nomadland proved the big winner this year, landing five awards, including Best Picture […]
The Definitive List of the 10 Best Movies of 2020

The Definitive List of the 10 Best Movies of 2020

2020 was a weird year for movies, but that doesn't mean there weren't 10 great ones.
The Best “New” Movies on Netflix this August

The Best “New” Movies on Netflix this August

What's new to Netflix that is worth seeing this month.
28 “New” Movies to Stream for Free in July that Aren’t Hamilton

28 “New” Movies to Stream for Free in July that Aren’t Hamilton

You've probably watched Hamilton by now, so here are 28 other movies to satisfy you over the rest of July.
18 Movies to Watch on Netflix in June

18 Movies to Watch on Netflix in June

The best movies (and on TV show) debuting on Netflix this June.
A Review of HBO’s ‘I Know This Must Be True’

A Review of HBO’s ‘I Know This Must Be True’

Mark Ruffalo and Mark Ruffalo play identical twin brothers, one with schizophrenia, in HBO's new drama series.
10 Movies to Watch on Netflix this May

10 Movies to Watch on Netflix this May

Another month, another month of quarantine. Here are 10 must-see movies new to Netflix this May.
The 13 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in April 2020

The 13 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in April 2020

Stuck at home? Here are the 13 movies you should watch on Netflix in April.