Friday September 21 – Thursday September 27

Featured Film:

Madeline’s Madeline at the Grand Illusion and the Meridian

There’s film noir at the Central Cinema (The Maltese Falcon) and SAM (White Heat kicking of their fall noir series), and the Local Sightings Festival at the Northwest Film Forum (featuring our own Ryan Swen’s look at Scarecrow Video Pictures at an Excavation as well as the excellent La cartographe by former SSS contributor Nathan Douglas), but the most exciting new release of the week on Seattle Screens is doubtless Madeline’s Madeline, the third feature by experimental filmmaker Josephine Decker (and the first to play here in Seattle? I don’t recall Butter on the Latch or Thou Wast Mild & Lovely playing here). The official synopsis: “Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop’s ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives.”

Playing This Week:

Admiral Theater:

Rebel without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) Weds Only

AMC Alderwood:

The Great Battle (Kim Gwang-Sik) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Central Cinema:

The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941) Fri-Mon
The Last Dragon (Michael Schultz, 1985) Fri-Tues

Century Federal Way:

The Great Battle (Kim Gwang-Sik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Qismat (Jagdeep Sidhu) Fri-Thurs
Rebel without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Schlock (John Landis, 1973) Sat Only
The Guilty (Gustav Moller) Sun Only
1945 (Ferenc Torok) Tues Only
Bad Reputation (Kevin Kerslake) Weds Only
Survivors Guide to Prison (Matthew Cooke) Weds Only
Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA (Robert Greenwald, 2016) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Madeline’s Madeline (Josephine Decker) Fri-Thurs
Schlock (John Landis, 1973) Sat Only
Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani) Sat Only Our Review
What Keeps You Alive (Colin Minihan) Fri & Sat Only
Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts (Susumu Mitsunaka & Tetsuaki Watanabe) Sat & Sun Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Lizzie (Craig Macneill) Fri-Thurs
Stree (Amar Kaushik) Fri-Thurs
Manmarziyan (Anurag Kashyap) Fri-Thurs
Batti Gul Meter Chalu (Shree Narayan Singh) Fri-Thurs
Nannu Dochukunduvate (R.S. Naidu) Fri-Thurs
U Turn (Pawan Kumar) Fri-Thurs
Sailaja Reddy Alludu (Maruthi) Fri-Thurs
Saamy 2 (Hari ) Fri-Thurs
Rebel without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Madeline’s Madeline (Josephine Decker) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Local Sightings Film Festival Fri-Thurs Full Program

AMC Pacific Place:

Lizzie (Craig Macneill) Fri-Thurs
The Road Not Taken (Tang Gaopeng) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Miss Granny (Joyce E. Bernal) Fri-Thurs
The Hows of Us (Cathy Garcia-Molina) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Lizzie (Craig Macneill) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

White Heat (Raoul Walsh, 1949) Thurs Only 35mm

SIFF Film Center:

Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place (Catherine Hunter) Tues & Weds Only

Regal Thornton Place:

Lizzie (Craig Macneill) Fri-Thurs
Rebel without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs
Pick of the Litter (Dana Nachman & Don Hardy) Fri-Thurs
Mandy (Panos Cosmatos) Fri-Thurs
Cat Video Fest 2018 Sat & Sun Only

Varsity Theatre:

Bel Canto (Paul Weitz) Fri-Thurs
I Think We’re Alone Now (Reed Morano) Fri-Thurs
3100 Run and Become (Sanjay Rawal) Fri-Thurs
Love, Gilda (Lisa Dapolito) Fri-Thurs
Rebel without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Mission: Impossible–Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Our Review
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Our Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
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Friday September 14 – Thursday September 20

Featured Film:

Shaun the Sheep Movie at the Grand Cinema

It’s a weird week for me to pick a Featured Film because I haven’t seen any of the coolest looking titles of the week: the Northwest Film Forum’s one night only screening of Khalik Allah’s latest film, Black Mother, with the director in attendance; a revival of Smokey and the Bandit in memory of the late, great Burt Reynolds playing at various multiplexes across town; Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani’s Let the Corpses Tan at the Grand Illusion; Lois Weber’s restored silent The Dumb Girl of Portici; the latest from Indian auteur Anurag Kashyap, Manmarziyan, playing exclusively at the Lincoln Square; or Frank Perry’s The Swimmer, part of the NWFF’s 1968 series. But since my daughter turns 7 years old this week, I’ll go with one of her favorite movies, the free screening of the Shaun the Sheep Movie, playing Saturday morning only at the Grand in Tacoma. Her Shaun the Sheep, glued to her side since she saw the movie, her first ever trip to a theatre, back in 2015, is pictured above.

Playing This Week:

Admiral Theater:

Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993) Sun & Weds Only

AMC Alderwood:

Where Hands Touch (Amma Asante) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) Fri-Sun, Tues & Weds Subtitled Sat & Tues
Scanners (David Cronenberg, 2001) Fri-Sun, Tues & Weds Hecklevision Weds

Cinerama:

70mm Film Festival Full Program

Century Federal Way:

Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs
Shaun the Sheep Movie (Richard Starzak & Mark Burton, 2015) Sat Only Free Screening
Coffy (Jack Hill, 1973) Sat Only Our Podcast
Sleep Dealer (Alex Rivera, 2008) Tues Only
The Dumb Girl of Portici (Lois Weber, 1916) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani) Fri-Thurs
What Keeps You Alive (Colin Minihan) Fri & Sat Only
Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts (Susumu Mitsunaka & Tetsuaki Watanabe) Weds & Next Sat & Sun Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Where Hands Touch (Amma Asante) Fri-Thurs
Stree (Amar Kaushik) Fri-Thurs
Manmarziyan (Anurag Kashyap) Fri-Thurs
C/O Kancharapalem (Maha Venkatesh) Fri-Thurs
Seema Raja (Ponram) Fri-Thurs
U Turn (Pawan Kumar) Fri-Thurs
Sailaja Reddy Alludu (Maruthi) Fri-Thurs
Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Smokey and the Bandit (Hal Needham, 1977) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

I am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni) Fri-Thurs
The Peacemaker (James Demo) Fri-Sun
The Swimmer (Frank Perry, 1968) Sat Only
Black Mother (Khalik Allah) Thurs Only Director in Attendance

AMC Pacific Place:

Where Hands Touch (Amma Asante) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Ya veremos (Pedro Pablo Ibarra) Fri-Thurs
The Hows of Us (Cathy Garcia-Molina) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

A Whale of a Tale (Megumi Sasaki) Fri-Sun

Regal Thornton Place:

Smokey and the Bandit (Hal Needham, 1977) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Uptown:

The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs
Pick of the Litter (Dana Nachman & Don Hardy) Fri-Thurs
Mandy (Panos Cosmatos) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Don’t Leave Home (Michael Tully) Fri-Thurs
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) Fri-Thurs
3100 Run and Become (Sanjay Rawal) Fri-Thurs
American Chaos (James D. Stern) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Mission: Impossible–Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Our Review
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Our Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review

Friday, September 7 – Thursday September 13

Featured Film:

Andrei Rublev at the SIFF Film Center

The Northwest Film Forum has a fine lineup of documentaries this week, led by In the Intense Now and Cielo, and including Andy Warhol’s Mrs. Warhol, and the Cinerama kicks off its annual 70mm film festival (my highlights: Howard the Duck and Days of Thunder), but our Featured Film this week is an easy choice, as Andrei Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev is quite simply one of the greatest films ever made, and it’s playing here for the first time in quite awhile, as far as I can remember. The sweeping portrait of a famed icon painter and the medieval world he lived in, the Film Center has it in its latest restoration. If you haven’t seen it, this is the unmissable film event of the week.

Playing This Week:

Central Cinema:

Tremors (Ron Underwood, 1990) Fri-Weds Hecklevision Wednesday
The Sandlot (David Mickey Evans, 1993) Fri-Tues
Waking the Sleeping Giant (Jon D. Erickson & Jacob Smith) Weds Only

Cinerama:

70mm Film Festival Full Program

SIFF Egyptian:

The Wife (Björn Runge) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Mar Gaye Oye Loko (Simerjit Singh) Fri-Thurs
The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965) Sun & Weds Only Our Podcast

Grand Cinema:

Woman Walks Ahead (Susanna White) Fri-Thurs
Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs
Arizona (Jonathan Watson) Sat Only
The Catcher was a Spy (Ben Lewin) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

SECS Fest Fri-Sun
Never Goin’ Back (Augustine Frizzell) Sun-Thurs
An Invisible College: Illuminated Jewels by Elder Masters of Experimental Cinema, 1936 – 1978 Tues Only 16mm

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

The Wife (Björn Runge) Fri-Thurs
Stree (Amar Kaushik) Fri-Thurs
Geetha Govindam (Parasuram) Fri-Thurs
C/O Kancharapalem (Maha Venkatesh) Fri-Thurs
Manu (Phanindra Narsetti) Fri-Thurs
Premaku Rainchek (Akella Peri Srinivas) Fri-Thurs
Silly Fellows (Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao) Fri-Thurs
Savita Damodar Paranjape (Swapna Waghmare Joshi) Sat & Sun Only
The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965) Sun & Weds Only Our Podcast

Regal Meridian:

Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1997) Mon Only

Northwest Film Forum:

In the Intense Now (João Moreira Salles) Fri-Sun Our Review
Betty: They Say I’m Different (Phil Cox) Fri-Sun, Weds & Thurs
Mrs. Warhol (Andy Warhol, 1966) Sat Only
Cielo (Alison McAlpine) Weds Only Our Review
Mammon, Moloch, and the False Maria: Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and the Cult of Capitalism Thurs Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Destination Wedding (Victor Levin) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Ya veremos (Pedro Pablo Ibarra) Fri-Thurs
The Hows of Us (Cathy Garcia-Molina) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1997) Mon Only
The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965) Sun & Weds Only Our Podcast

SIFF Uptown:

The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs
We the Animals (Jeremiah Zagar) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) Fri-Thurs
3100 Run and Become (Sanjay Rawal) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Mission: Impossible–Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Our Review
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Our Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review

Friday August 31 – Thursday September 6

Featured Film:

Support the Girls at the Grand Illusion

Crystal Moselle’s fine Skate Kitchen opens this week at the Meridian and the Uptown, but I’m sticking with Support the Girls as our Featured Film because not only is it one of the very best films of the year (and the best American film I’ve seen so far in 2018), but because it’s Labor Day weekend and no film currently on Seattle Screens is more appropriate. Regina Hall plays the manager of a Hooters-like sports bar and restaurant in freeway sprawl Texas, and the film follows a day, a night, and a dawn in her life as she juggles staff new and old, a depressed husband, obnoxious customers, and a worthless boss. Few films have captured customer service management with such depth of feeling and nuance, with marvelous performances (from Hall and Haley Lu Richardson in particular, but also James LeGros as the physical embodiment of slimy capital) and assured direction from the former shining light of mumblecore.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

The Dark Crystal (Jim Henson & Frank Oz, 1982) Fri-Tues
Legend (Ridley Scott, 1985) Fri-Tues Hecklevision Tuesday

Century Federal Way:

Mar Gaye Oye Loko (Simerjit Singh) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

Woman Walks Ahead (Susanna White) Fri-Thurs
Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs
Summer of ’84 (François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell) Sat Only
En el séptimo día (Jim McKay) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski) Fri-MOn, Weds
Terminator 2L Judgement Day (James Cameron, 1991) Sat, Sun & Thurs Only 35mm
The Long Kiss Goodnight (Renny Harlin, 1996) Fri, Sun, Mon & Weds Only 35mm

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Stree (Amar Kaushik) Fri-Thurs
Geetha Govindam (Parasuram) Fri-Thurs
Imaikkaa Nodigal (R. Ajay Gnanamuthu) Fri Only
Narthanasala (Srinivas Chakravarthi) Fri-Thurs
60 Vayadu Maaniram (Radha Mohan) Fri-Thurs

Regal Meridian:

Skate Kitchen (Crystal Moselle) Fri-Thurs
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1997) Thurs Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Cielo (Alison McAlpine) Fri-Sun Our Review
Love, Cecil (Lisa Immordino Vreeland) Fri-Sun, Tues-Thurs
Investigation of a Flame and El pueblo se levanta (Lynne Sachs, 2003 and Third World Newsreel Film Collective, 1971) Sat Only
MEX AM NW – Animated Shorts for Youth Sun Only
Oulaya’s Wedding (Hisham Mayet, Cyrus Moussavi & Brittany Nugent) Weds Only Directors in Attendance
Betty: They Say I’m Different (Phil Cox) Starts Thurs

AMC Oak Tree:

Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs

AMC Pacific Place:

Big Brother (Kam Ka-wai) Fri-Thurs Our Review
L Storm (David Lam) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Ya veremos (Pedro Pablo Ibarra) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

1 Reel Film Festival Fri-Sun
The Third Murder (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Tues-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1997) Thurs Only

SIFF Uptown:

The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs
Skate Kitchen (Crystal Moselle) Fri-Thurs
Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Mission: Impossible–Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Our Review
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Our Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review

Friday August 24 – Thursday August 30

Featured Film:

Support the Girls at the Grand Illusion

In what is a terrific week for art house debuts, I’m picking Andrew Bujalski’s Support the Girls as our Featured Film this week. That’s partially because I haven’t yet seen the two films opening at the Northwest Film Forum (Minding the Gap and Milla), though both are highly acclaimed by reliable sources. And it’s partially because I’m not the world’s biggest Kore-eda Hirokazu fan, though his The Third Murder, opening at the Uptown, is an interesting digression from his recent domestic dramas. But mostly it’s because Support the Girls is really good. Regina Hall plays the manager of a Hooters-like sports bar and restaurant in freeway sprawl Texas, and the film follows a day, a night, and a dawn in her life as she juggles staff new and old, a depressed husband, obnoxious customers, and a worthless boss. Few films have captured customer service management with such depth of feeling and nuance, with marvelous performances (from Hall and Haley Lu Richardson in particular, but also James LeGros as the physical embodiment of slimy capital) and assured direction from the former shining light of mumblecore.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs
The Spy Gone North (Yoon Jong-bin) Fri-Thurs
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Göran Olsson, 2011) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991) Fri-Tues Our Podcast Hecklevision Monday
Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007) Fri-Tues
Sleepaway Camp (Robert Hiltzik, 1983) Weds Only

Century Federal Way:

The Spy Gone North (Yoon Jong-bin) Fri-Thurs
Guru Da Banda (Jassi Chana) Fri-Thurs
South Pacific (Joshua Logan, 1958) Sun & Weds Only

Cinerama:

Sound and Vision Film Festival Full Program

Grand Cinema:

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) Fri-Thurs
Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs
Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991) Sat Only Our Podcast
The Cakemaker (Ofir Raul Graizer) Tues Only
Deconstructing The Beatles: Yeah Yeah Yeah Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski) Fri-Thurs
Pit Stop (Jack Hill, 1968) Fr & Tues Only
Summer of ’84 (François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell) Sat & Sun Only
Laughing Under the Clouds: Gaiden Part 1 & 2 (Tetsuya Wakano) Sat-Mon Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Lakshmi (A. L. Vijay) Fri-Thurs
Neevevaro (Hari Nath) Fri-Thurs In Telugu with No subtitles
Geetha Govindam (Parasuram) Fri-Thurs
Gold (Reema Kagti) Fri-Thurs
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Fri-Thurs
Aatagallu (Murali Paruchari) Fri-Thurs
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (Mudassar Aziz) Fri-Thurs
Kolamavu Kokila (Nelson Dilipkumar) Fri-Thurs
South Pacific (Joshua Logan, 1958) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

The Island (Huang Bo) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Northwest Film Forum:

Minding the Gap (Bing Liu) Fri-Weds
Milla (Valérie Massadian) Fri-Sun
Shame (Ingmar Bergman, 1968) Sat Only
Love, Cecil (Lisa Immordino Vreeland) Starts Thurs

AMC Oak Tree:

The Island (Huang Bo) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs

AMC Pacific Place:

Oolong Courtyard: Kung Fu School (Kevin Chu) Fri-Thurs
Go Brother (Cheng Fenfen) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Buybust (Erik Matti) Fri-Thurs
Gold (Reema Kagti) Fri-Thurs
The Day After Valentine’s (Jason Paul Laxamana) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (Matt Tyrnauer) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (Matt Tyrnauer) Fri-Thurs

AMC Southcenter:

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Fri-Thurs
South Pacific (Joshua Logan, 1958) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

The Third Murder (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Thurs
Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Blue Iguana (Hadi Hajaig) Fri-Thurs
Far From the Tree (Rachel Dretzin) Fri-Thurs
South Pacific (Joshua Logan, 1958) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Mission: Impossible–Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Our Review
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Our Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review

Friday August 17 – Thursday August 23

Featured Film:

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl in Wide Release (Sort Of)

The usual suspects have a pair of excellent repertory options this week. The Northwest Film Forum presenting the restoration of Dennis Hopper’s legendary film maudit The Last Movie, a movie so crazy that it inspired at least two other masterpieces, The American Dreamer, a documentary of sorts about its production, and La última película. The Grand Illusion has another restoration of a 70s classic, Agnès Varda’s One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, which I haven’t seen but it’s apparently a musical and anything Varda directs is worth seeing. But my pick as Featured Film this week is Masaaki Yuasa’s The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, which is playing one show only on Tuesday and Wednesday nights each at most every multiplex in the area. It’s a great film (I reviewed it a few weeks ago), and Yuasa’s one of the most important directors of animation of the last 15 years, so it’s inexplicable that it’s getting this limited of a release. His Lu Over the Wall got a bigger release earlier this year, and while that film was fine, Night is Short is remarkable, a film of rare vibrancy and originality and almost definitely the best Asian romantic comedy that will be playing on Seattle Screens this week.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Gold (Reema Kagti) Fri-Thurs
The Spy Gone North (Yoon Jong-bin) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino, 1987) Fri-Tues
Road House (Rowdy Herrington, 1989) Fri-Tues Hecklevision Monday

Century Federal Way:

The Spy Gone North (Yoon Jong-bin) Fri-Thurs
Mr. & Mrs. 420 Returns (Ksshitij Chaudhary) Fri-Thurs

Cinerama:

Sound and Vision Film Festival Full Program

Grand Cinema:

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) Fri-Thurs
Field of Dreams (Phil Alden Robinson, 1989) Sat Only Free Screening
The Dark Side of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939 and Pink Floyd) Sat Only
The King (Eugene Jarecki) Tues Only
The Age of Consequences (Jared P. Scott) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

One Sings, The Other Doesn’t (Agnès Varda, 1977) Fri-Thurs
Summer of ’84 (François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell) Fri-Sun Only
Talking Pictures: The Origins of Sound Cinema (Various) Tues Only
Smithereens (Susan Seidelman, 1982) Thurs Only Free, For Members Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Gold (Reema Kagti) Fri-Thurs
Vishwaroopam 2 (Kamal Haasan) Fri-Thurs
Geetha Govindam (Parasuram) Fri-Thurs
Satyameva Jayate (Milap Zaveri) Fri-Thurs
Kolamavu Kokila (Nelson Dilipkumar) Fri-Thurs

Regal Meridian:

The Island (Huang Bo) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Northwest Film Forum:

The Last Movie (Dennis Hopper, 1971) Fri-Thurs
Half the Picture (Amy Adrion) Fri-Sun Director in Attendance Friday
Vietnam and Modes of Resistance Sat Only
Milford Graves Full Mantis (Jake Meginsky) Weds & Thurs Only

AMC Oak Tree:

The Island (Huang Bo) Fri-Thurs Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

Europe Raiders (Jingle Ma) Fri-Thurs
McQueen (Ian Bonhôte & Peter Ettedgui) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Buybust (Erik Matti) Fri-Thurs
Gold (Reema Kagti) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (Stephen Nomura Schible) Fri-Sun

SIFF Uptown:

Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Far From the Tree (Rachel Dretzin) Fri-Thurs Q&A Fri & Sat

In Wide Release:

The Night is Short, Walk On Girl (Masaaki Yuasa) Our Review
Mission: Impossible–Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Our Review
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Our Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review

Friday August 10 – Thursday August 16

Featured Film:

8 Diagram Pole Fighter at the Grand Illusion

One of the Grand Illusion’s best traditions is back this week, a 35mm martial arts classic double feature courtesy of Portland’s Dan Halsted, playing Saturday night only. The headliner is Lau Kar-leung’s 8 Diagram Pole Fighter, with Gordon Liu as the lone (sane) survivor of an attack on a famed family of generals, who goes into hiding at a monastery and eventually seeks his revenge. It’s probably Lau’s darkest film, The Searchers of kung fu movies. Paired with it is a mystery film, also on 35mm, which is certain to be something worth watching.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Kim Yonghwa) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Wayne’s World (Penelope Spheeris, 1992) Fri-Tues
Madonna: Truth or Dare (Alek Keshishian, 1991) Fri-Tues

Century Federal Way:

Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Kim Yonghwa) Fri-Thurs
Dakuaan Da Munda (Mandeep Benipal) Fri-Thurs
Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Grand Cinema:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Sat Only Our Review
Zoo (Colin McIver) Tues Only
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Nico, 1988 (Susanna Nicchiarelli) Fri-Thurs
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Mari Okada) Sat & Sun Only
8 Diagram Pole Fighter (Lau Kar-leung, 1984) Sat Only 35mm, Plus Secret Bonus Feature Our Review Our Podcast
Our House (Anthony Scott Burns) Fri, Sun, Tues & Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Vishwaroopam 2 (Kamal Haasan) Fri-Thurs In Tamil, Telugu or Hindi, Check Listings
Goodachari (Sashi Kiran Tikka) Fri-Thurs
Srinivasa Kalyanam (Satish Vegesna) Fri-Thurs
Pushpak Viman (Subodh Bhave & Vaibhav Chinchalkar) Sat & Sun Only
Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Shinichirō Watanabe, 2001) Weds & Thurs Only

Regal Meridian:

The Island (Huang Bo) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Northwest Film Forum:

That Summer (Göran Olsson) Fri-Sun
Finda Christa (Camille Billops) Sat Only 16mm
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Film Forum Sun Only
Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4 Sun Only
Fight Fam Weds Only Q&A After, Free Event
Milford Graves Full Mantis (Jake Meginsky) Weds & Thurs Only

AMC Oak Tree:

The Island (Huang Bo) Fri-Thurs Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

McQueen (Ian Bonhôte & Peter Ettedgui) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Buybust (Erik Matti) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

To Be or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Araby (Affonso Uchôa & João Dumans) Fri-Sun

Regal Thornton Place:

Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Shinichirō Watanabe, 2001) Weds & Thurs Only

SIFF Uptown:

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Mission: Impossible–Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Our Review
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Our Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review

Friday August 3 – Thursday August 9

Featured Film:

Wanda at the Northwest Film Forum

With August comes the truly dark days of the film year. There are a handful of bright spots this week: Demolition Man on 35mm at the Grand Illusion, Nothing Sacred at SAM, the continuing run of Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings at the Pacific Place, as well as wide runs of Sorry to Bother You and blockbusters like Mission: Impossible–Fallout and Ant-Man and the Wasp. But if you can use you MoviePass* on only one movie this week (and you better use it while you can), don’t miss the Northwest Film Forum’s presentation of Barbara Loden’s Wanda, a legendarily forgotten film, an independent production mishandled on its initial release and revived only rarely since. With its restoration and rerelease, it’s now taking its canonical place as one of the great films of the New Hollywood era. It plays at the Film Forum Friday and Saturday only.

*Update: Looks like you can’t use MoviePass at the Film Forum at all. Apparently not since June. Regardless, Wanda is a film worth paying full price for.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Kim Yonghwa) Fri-Thurs
Fanney Khan (Atul Manjrekar) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985) Fri-Sun, Tues
Face/Off (John Woo, 1997) Weds Only Hecklevision

Century Federal Way:

Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Kim Yonghwa) Fri-Thurs
The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968) Sat Only
American Animals (Bart Layton) Tues Only
Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Demolition Man (Marco Brambilla, 1993) Fri-Sun, Mon & Weds 35mm
Outland (Peter Hyams, 1981) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs
Filmworker (Tony Zierra) Sat-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Goodachari (Sashi Kiran Tikka) Fri-Thurs
Chi La Sow (Rahul Ravindran) Fri-Thurs
Fanney Khan (Atul Manjrekar) Fri-Thurs
Karwaan (Akarsh Khurana) Fri-Thurs
Mulk (Anubhav Sinha) Fri-Thurs
The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) Sun & Weds Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970) Fri & Sat Only
The Other Side of Everything (Mila Turajlić) Fri-Sun
That Summer (Göran Olsson) Starts Weds

AMC Oak Tree:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (Tsui Hark) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Nothing Sacred (William Wellman, 1937) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Dark Money (Kimberly Reed) Sun-Thurs Our Review

Regal Thornton Place:

The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

Dark Money (Kimberly Reed) Fri-Sat Our Review
Generation Wealth (Lauren Greenfield) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

The Catcher was a Spy (Ben Lewin) Fri-Thurs
The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Mission: Impossible–Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Our Review
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Our Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review

Friday July 27 – Thursday August 2

Featured Film:

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings at the Pacific Place

Tsui Hark’s last couple of movies have been disappointing: the schizophrenic Demons Strike Back, the underwhelming Sword Master, and the just not very good Thousand Faces of Dunjia. But with Four Heavenly Kings he’s made his best movie since The Taking of Tiger Mountain. Mark Chao returns as the Tang Dynasty hero, once again protecting the Empire (and the kind of evil Empress Wu) from the forces of magic and superstition, embodied this time in a gang of magician/assassins from the underworld and a gang of even more lethal cultists from India. With some of the best and most imaginative special effects we’ve seen since Baahubali, it’s blockbuster filmmaking at its best. I wrote about it this week in my column at Mubi. Also, the Northwest Film Forum, in their continuing effort to redefine the movie week, launches their run of the new retsoration of Barbara Loden’s classic Wanda on Wednesday. It only plays for four days, until Saturday the 4th. Don’t miss it.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Central Cinema:

Aliens (James Cameron, 1986) Fri-Tues
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (Joe Johnston, 1989) Fri-Weds

SIFF Egyptian:

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Century Federal Way:

Soorma (Shaad Ali) Fri-Thurs
Ashke (Amberdeep Singh) Fri-Thurs
Across the Universe (Julie Taymor, 2007) Sun & Tues Only

Grand Cinema:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Theta Girl (Christopher Bickel) Sat Only
Half the Picture (Amy Adrion) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

To Live and Die in LA (William Friedkin, 1985) Fri-Sun, Mon & Weds 35mm
Ronin (John Frankenheimer, 1998) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs 35mm
Filmworker (Tony Zierra) Sat-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (Tigmanshu Dhulia) Fri-Thurs
Junga (Gokul) Fri-Thurs
Happy Wedding (Lakshman Karya) Fri-Thurs
Chumbak (Sandeep Modi) Sun Only
Across the Universe (Julie Taymor, 2007) Sun & Tues Only

Regal Meridian:

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Across the Universe (Julie Taymor, 2007) Sun, Tues & Weds Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Saving Brinton (Tommy Haines & Andrew Sherburne) Sun Only
7 Splinters in Time (Gabriel Judet-Weinshel) Sun Only
Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970) Weds-Sat
Italo Disco Legacy (Pietro Anton) Thurs Only

AMC Oak Tree:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (Tsui Hark) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Seattle Art Museum:

True Confession (Wesley Ruggles, 1937) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Under the Tree (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson) Fri-Sun

Regal Thornton Place:

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Across the Universe (Julie Taymor, 2007) Sun, Tues & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

The Catcher was a Spy (Ben Lewin) Fri-Tues

In Wide Release:

Mission: Impossible–Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Our Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review

Friday July 20 – Thursday July 26

Featured Film:

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure at the Ark Lodge

Sure, the Grand Illusion has 35mm prints of Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon and The Shining, but the Ark Lodge has a one showing only presentation (with free ice cream for the kids!) of one of the greatest movies of all-time, so they get our coveted Featured Film spot this week. Our love for Bill & Ted goes way back, as you can hear in this episode of The George Sanders Show. Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Dhadak (Shashank Khaitan) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Stephen Herek, 1989) Sat Only Our Podcast

Central Cinema:

Newsies (Kenny Ortega, 1992) Fri-Mon
The Apple (Menahem Golan, 1980) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Dhol Ratti (Shivam Sharma) Fri-Thurs
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday
The Sandlot (David Mickey Evans, 1993) Sun & Tues Only

Grand Cinema:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois) Fri-Thurs
Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Sat & Mon Only
The Land Before Time (Don Bluth, 1988) Sat Only
Pink Flamingos (John Waters, 1972) Sat Only
Happy Birthday, Marsha (Reina Gossett & Sasha Wortzel) Mon Only Free Screening
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Sophie Fiennes) Weds Only
Paper Tigers (James Redford) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) Fri, Sun, Mon & Weds 35mm
Barry Lyndon (Norman Jewison, 1975) Sat, Sun, Tues & Thurs 35mm
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Mari Okada) Sat-Mon

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Fri-Thurs
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs
Dhadak (Shashank Khaitan) Fri-Thurs
Aatagadharaa Siva (Chandra Siddhartha) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
Lover (Annish Krishna) Fri-Thurs
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday
The Sandlot (David Mickey Evans, 1993) Sun & Tues Only

Regal Meridian:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Mari Okada) Sat & Tues Only
The Sandlot (David Mickey Evans, 1993) Sun & Tues Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Sea to Shining Sea (Maximón Monihan) Mon Only Filmmakers in Attendance
Saving Brinton (Tommy Haines & Andrew Sherburne) Weds, Thurs & next Sun Only

AMC Oak Tree:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs
Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Seattle Art Museum:

My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava, 1936) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

The Cakemaker (Ofir Raul Graizer) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Mari Okada) Sat & Tues Only
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) Sun, Mon & Weds Only
The Sandlot (David Mickey Evans, 1993) Sun & Tues Only

SIFF Uptown:

Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Fri-Sun
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review