Friday January 27 – Thursday February 2

Featured Film:

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in Wide Release

Sure there are a ton of Oscar contenders I haven’t caught up with yet, like 20th Century Women or Hidden Figures or Jackie or even Hacksaw Ridge, playing around town. And sure, one of the all-time greatest films in the history of the medium is playing one night only at the Seattle Art Museum, with Roberto Rossellini’s Voyage in Italy. But the movie I’m going out of my way to see this week is the sixth and final film in Paul WS Anderson’s video game-adaptation saga. Milla Jovovich and her army of clones and clone-friends make their last stand against a never-ending glut of zombies, mutants, clone-friends turned clone-enemies, homicidal computers taking the form of little girls, and shockingly athletic blond scientists and capitalists. An endlessly fascinating dive through our fungible reality, told in Anderson’s unique blend of crisp imagery and stale dialogue, the Resident Evil films are the better collectively than any series to come out of Hollywood since the Matrix movies. Be the Alice Clone you want to see in the world right now.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

The King (Han Jae-Rim) Fri-Thurs
Raees (Rahul Dholakia) Fri-Thurs
Kaabil (Sanjay Gupta) Fri-Thurs
Un Padre No Tan Padre (Raúl Martínez) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

The Eagle Huntress (Otto Bell) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993) Fri-Tues, Thurs
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Stephen Herek, 1989) Fri-Tues Our Podcast
Peace for the Streets Benefit featuring Breakin’ (Joel Silberg, 1984) and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (Sam Firstenberg, 1984) Weds Only

SIFF Egyptian:

20th Century Women (Mike Mills) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Raees (Rahul Dholakia) Fri-Thurs
Kaabil (Sanjay Gupta) Fri-Thurs
Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino, 1987) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Elle (Paul Verhoeven) Fri-Thurs Our Review
20th Century Women (Mike Mills) Fri-Thurs
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Andre Ovredal) Fri & Sat Only
The Brand New Testament (Jaco Van Dormael) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Elle (Paul Verhoeven) Sat-Weds Our Review
All Governments Lie (Fred Peabody) Fri-Thurs
American Angels: Baptist of Blood (Anthony Spinelli, 1989) Fri Only VHS
Saturday Secret Matinees: Presented by the Sprocket Society (Various directors & years) Sat Only 16mm

Landmark Guild 45th:

Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar) Fri-Thurs
20th Century Women (Mike Mills) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

20th Century Women (Mike Mills) Fri-Thurs
Raees (Rahul Dholakia) Fri-Thurs
Kaabil (Sanjay Gupta) Fri-Thurs
Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino, 1987) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review 
20th Century Women (Mike Mills) Fri-Thurs
Silence (Martin Scorsese) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Northwest Film Forum:

Children’s Film Festival Seattle Fri-Thurs Full Program

AMC Oak Tree:

Get the Girl (Eric England) Fri-Thurs
Jackie (Pablo Larraín) Fri-Thurs

AMC Pacific Place:

Kung Fu Yoga (Stanley Tong) Fri-Thurs
Buddies in India (Wang Baoqiang) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

20th Century Women (Mike Mills) Fri-Thurs
Raees (Rahul Dholakia) Fri-Thurs
Kaabil (Sanjay Gupta) Fri-Thurs
Dangal (Nitesh Tiwari) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Voyage in Italy (Roberto Rossellini, 1954) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Deconstructing the Beatles’ White Album (Scott Freiman) Fri-Sun

AMC Southcenter:

Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson) Fri-Thurs
Un Padre No Tan Padre (Raúl Martínez) Fri-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas:

Jackie (Pablo Larraín) Fri-Thurs
They Call Us Monsters (Ben Lear) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Split (M. Night Shyamalan) Our Review
Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi) Our Review
Fences (Denzel Washington) Our Review
La La Land (Damien Chazelle) Our Review
(Barry Jenkins)  Our Review
Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) Our Review