Friday February 16 – Thursday February 22

Featured Film:

Noir City at the SIFF Egyptian

Lunar New Year kicks off this week with three highly anticipated sequels from China, all of which are playing at the Pacific Place, with a couple titles playing at other theatres around town, but I’d be remiss not to declare Noir City the film event of this week in Seattle. Impressario Eddie Muller is back with his usual eclectic blend of A and B features from that perennially popular period of post-war policiers. Eighteen features in all, most of which are playing on 35mm, ranging from well-known classics like The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleepand Mildred Pierce, to relative unknowns like I Walk AloneThe Man Who Cheated Himself and Flesh and Fantasy. But you know what, I’m sure Mr. Muller wouldn’t mind if you snuck in a screening of Detective Chinatown 2 as well.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Detective Chinatown 2 (Chen Sicheng) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin, 1925) Fri-Mon
The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982) Fri-Mon

SIFF Egyptian:

Noir City 2018 Fri-Thurs Full Program

Century Federal Way:

Detective Chinatown 2 (Chen Sicheng) Fri-Thurs
Laavan Phere (Smeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Paddington (Paul King, 2014) Sat Only Free Screening
Idiocracy (Mike Judge, 2006) Sat Only
2018 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (Various) Tues Only
The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965) Weds Only Our Podcast
The Trials of Muhammad Ali (Bill Siegel 2013) Thurs Only Free Screening
Mon oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Have a Nice Day (Liu Jian) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Insult (Ziad Doueiri) Sat, Sun, & Tues-Thurs
Saturday Secret Matinee: Twisted Intrigues Sat Only 16mm
Canyon Cinema 50: Continuum Sat Only 16mm

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Awe (Prashanth Varma) Fri-Thurs
Toliprema (Venky Atluri) Fri-Thurs
Padman (R. Balki) Fri-Thurs
Aiyaary (Neeraj Pandey) Fri-Thurs
Padmaavat (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) Fri-Thurs
The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Padman (R. Balki) Fri-Thurs
Monster Hunt 2 (Raman Hui) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Through the Repellent Fence (Sam Wainwright Douglas) Sun Only
The Gentleman Bank Robber (Julie Perini) Sun Only Fundraiser, Discussion After
Canyon Cinema 50: Decodings Weds Only 16mm
The Departure (Lana Wilson) Weds Only Discussion After

AMC Pacific Place:

Detective Chinatown 2 (Chen Sicheng) Fri-Thurs
Monkey King 3 (Soi Cheang) Fri-Thurs
Monster Hunt 2 (Raman Hui) Fri-Thurs
Double Lover (François Ozon) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Padmaavat (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) Fri-Thurs
Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes (Jun Lana) Fri-Thurs
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (Ayman Jamal & Khurram Alavi) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Paul McGuigan) Fri-Thurs
2018 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs
2018 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs
2018 Oscar Nominated Live-Action Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman, 1960) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Pedro Rivero & Alberto Vázquez) Fri-Sun
We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Messenger (Lynne Ramsay, 2011 and Oren Moverman, 2009) Thurs Only Double Feature

AMC Southcenter:

Detective Chinatown 2 (Chen Sicheng) Fri-Thurs
La Boda de Valentina (Marco Polo Constandse) Fri-Thurs In Spanish with No Subtitles

Regal Thornton Place:

The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

2018 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs
2018 Oscar Nominated Live-Action Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Looking Glass (Tim Hunter) Fri-Thurs
The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

The 15:17 to Paris (Clint Eastwood) Our Review
Fifty Shades Freed
 (James Foley) Our Review
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson) Our Review
Hostiles (Scott Cooper) Our Review
The Post (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson) Our Review Our Podcast
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) Our Review
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig) Our Review
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) Our Review