Friday January 22 – Thursday January 28

Featured Film:

Two Chinese Films at the Pacific Place

A pair of big Chinese releases open this week at the AMC Pacific Place. First is Ip Man 3 (which also plays this week at the Century in Federal Way), the latest in the series of films about the kung fu master starring Donnie Yen and directed by Wilson Yip (and not to be mixed up with the other three Ip Man films, two of which were directed by Herman Yau and one by Wong Kar-wai). In this installment, Donnie’s Master Ip defends his son’s school from an army of toughs led by none other than former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson. Also opening is Monster Hunt, the effects-driven extravaganza that last summer became the highest grossing local film in China’s history. It’s directed by Raman Hui, a veteran of Hollywood’s Shrek series and stars Bai Baihe along with a plethora of veteran Hong Kong and Mainland stars, in a story mixing wuxia comedy and adorably goofy CGI creatures. Our Reviews

Playing This Week:

Central Cinema:

Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) Fri-Tues
Grey Gardens (Albert & David Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, 1975) Fri-Tues
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004) Tues Only Brain Doctors in Attendance

Century Federal Way:

Ip Man 3 (Wilson Yip) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson) Fri-Thurs Our Review
How to Change the World (Jerry Rothwell) Tues Only
Eyes of the Totem (WS Van Dyke, 1927) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

World of Kanako (Tetsuya Nakashima) Fri-Thurs
Anthem of the Heart (Tatsuyuki Nagai) Fri-Sun
Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson) Sun-Weds
The Sprocket Society presents Saturday Secret Matinees Sat Only
Stunt Rock (Brian Tenchard-Smith, 1980) Thurs & Next Sat Only 35mm

Landmark Guild 45th Theatre:

Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Airlift (Raja Menon) Fri-Thurs
Nannaku Prematho (Sukumar) Fri-Thurs
Express Raja (Merlapaka Gandhi) Fri-Thurs
Soggade Chinni Nayana (Kalyan Krishna) Fri-Thurs
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Airlift (Raja Menon) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2016 Jan 21-31 Full Program

AMC Pacific Place:

Ip Man 3 (Wilson Yip) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Monster Hunt (Raman Hui) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Detective Chinatown (Chen Sicheng) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

All You Need Is Pag-Ibig (Antoinette Jadaone) Fri-Thurs

Scarecrow Video Screening Room:

Meet John Doe (Frank Capra, 1941) Fri Only
Pandemonium (Alfred Sole, 1982) Sat Only
Vera Cruz (Robert Aldrich, 1954) Sun Only
Chris Marker Group Mon Only
Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock, 1972) Tues Only
Alice (Jan Švankmajer, 1988) Weds Only
The January Man (Pat O’Connor, 1989) Weds Only

Seattle Art Museum:

The Witches (Pasolini, Visconti, Rossi, De Sica & Bolognini, 1967) Thurs Only 35mm

Landmark Seven Gables:

Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Film Center:

Out 1: Noli me tangere (Jacques Rivette, 1971) Sun Only

Sundance Cinemas:

Lamb (Ross Partridge) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

13 Hours (Michael Bay) Our Review
The Revenant 
(Alejandro González Iñárritu) Our Review
The Hateful 8
 (Quentin Tarantino) Our Review
The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams) Our Podcast
(Peter Landesman) Our Review
(Jason Moore) Our Review
(John Crowley) Our Review
(Tom McCarthy) Our Review
(Ryan Coogler) Our Review
Bridge of Spies
 (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
The Martian (Ridley Scott) Our Review