Friday February 7 – Thursday February 13

Featured Film:

Ugetsu at the Beacon Cinema

Bertrand Bonello’s latest, Zombi Child, playing this weekend only at the SIFF Film Center, probably should get the spotlight this week, but I haven’t seen it yet. Bonello’s always an interesting filmmaker though and I’ve heard some good buzz on it I think. Instead, I’ve gotta stick with the Beacon and their presentation of one of my all-time favorite movies, Mizoguchi Kenji’s Ugetsu. A ghost story about two men who go off in search of war and riches and the miserable wives they leave behind, it weaves Mizoguchi’s favorite theme (the plight of women throughout history) with eerie and gorgeous images and brilliant performances from iconic actors like Kyō Machiko and Mori Masayuki (who starred together a few years earlier in Kurosawa Akira’s Rashomon), along with Tanaka Kinuyo. Yes I’m going to start writing Japanese names in the correct order and yes it sounds extremely strange to my ears, long accustomed as they are to reversing them into the Western order.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

The Man Standing Next (Woo Minho) Fri-Thurs 

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Honeyland (Tamara Kotevska & Ljubo Stefanov) Fri-Thurs 

The Beacon Cinema:

Ugetsu (Mizoguchi Kenji, 1953) Fri-Sun 
Tombs of the Blind Dead (Amando de Ossorio, 1972) Fri Only 
Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle, 1948) Sat, Tues & Weds Only 
Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987) Sat, Mon & Tues Only 
Crippled Avengers (Chang Cheh, 1978) Sat Only 
Takemiya Keiko Boys Love Double Feature Sun Only 
On Cinema at the Cinema Oscar Special Sun Only 
Deep End (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970) Mon & Weds Only 
Matt Christman’s Guide to Springfield Thurs & Next Fri Only 
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (Itô Shunya, 1972) Thurs Only 

Central Cinema:

Candyman (Bernard Rose, 1992) Fri-Weds 
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971) Fri-Weds 

Century Federal Way:

The Man Standing Next (Woo Minho) Fri-Thurs 
2020 Oscar Shorts Fri-Sun Animated, Documentary and Live Action
Love Story (Arthur Hiller, 1970) Weds & Sun Only 

Grand Cinema:

The Song of Names (François Girard) Fri-Thurs 
2020 Oscar Shorts Fri, Sat & Weds Only Live Action
Candyman (Bernard Rose, 1992) Sat Only 
Medicine for Melancholy (Barry Jenkins, 2008) Tues Only 
After Parkland (Jake Lefferman & Emily Taguchi) Weds Only 
Horror noire (Xavier Burgin) Thurs Only 

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Honeyland (Tamara Kotevska & Ljubo Stefanov) Fri-Thurs 
Citizen K (Alex Gibney) Fri-Thurs 
The Cave (Feras Fayyad) Sat & Sun Only  
Saturday Secret Matinees Sat Only 

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

2020 Oscar Shorts Fri-Sun Animated, Documentary and Live Action 
Jaanu (C. Prem Kumar) Fri-Thurs 
Malang (Mohit Suri) Fri-Thurs 
Savaari (Saahith Mothkuri) Fri-Thurs 
Vaanam Kottattum (Dhana Sekaran) Fri-Thurs 
Jawaani Jaaneman (Nitin Kakkar) Fri-Thurs
Panga (Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari) Fri-Thurs 
Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Sachy) Sat & Sun Only 
Shylock (Ajai Vasudev) Sat & Sun Only 
Love Story (Arthur Hiller, 1970) Weds & Sun Only 

Northwest Film Forum:

We Believe in Dinosaurs (Monica Long Ross & Clayton Brown) Fri-Sun  
Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s Earth (Nikolaus Geyrhalter) Sat-Thurs   
2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour Sun Only  
Berlin Bouncer (David Dietl) Thurs Only  

Regal Parkway Plaza:

2020 Oscar Shorts Fri-Thurs Animated and Live Action, Check Listings
Street Dancer 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs 
Pain & Glory (Pedro Almodóvar) Fri-Thurs 

Seattle Art Museum:

Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon (Chris Johnson) Weds Only Q&A with Director & Produceer
The Green Ray (Eric Rohmer, 1986) Thurs Only Our Podcast 

SIFF Film Center:

Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonello) Fri-Sun 

AMC Southcenter:

Weathering with You (Shinkai Makoto) Fri-Thurs Subtitled

Regal Thornton Place:

Love Story (Arthur Hiller, 1970) Weds & Sun Only 

SIFF Uptown:

2020 Oscar Shorts Fri-Sun, Tues-Thurs Animated and Live Action, Check Listings
Fantastic Fungi (Louie Schwartzberg) Fri-Sun, Tues-Thurs 
Cunningham (Alla Kovgan) Fri-Sun, Tues-Thurs 
Color Out of Space (Richard Stanley) Fri-Sun, Weds & Thurs 
Foosballers (Joe Heslinga) Tues Only  
After Parkland (Jake Lefferman & Emily Taguchi) Weds Only 

Varsity Theatre:

Weathering with You (Shinkai Makoto) Fri-Thurs Subtitled or Dubbed, Check Listings
2020 Oscar Shorts Fri-Sun Live Action & Animated, Check Listings 
Love Story (Arthur Hiller, 1970) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams) Our Review 
Little Women (Greta Gerwig) Our Review
Parasite (Bong Joonho) Our Review Our Podcast
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino) Our Review Our Other Review