Friday May 18 – Thursday May 24

Featured Film:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF kicks off its 2018 edition this week and we’ll have full coverage here throughout the next three and a half weeks of the festival. I’ve got a brief preview of some of the films we’re looking forward to over this first week, including Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, documentaries on Freaks & Geeks, MIA, and John McEnroe (that’s three separate films, though now I’m imagining a Fast, Cheap & Out of Control-style doc about the three of them all together and that would be really cool), and archival presentations of classics by Derek Jarman (Edward II) and Kenji Mizoguchi (Sansho the Bailiff). The latter would be my suggestion if you could only see one festival film this week. Or this festival. Or probably if you could only see one film on screen in Seattle this entire year.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
Champion (Kim Yong-wan) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Drop Dead Gorgeous (Michael Patrick Jann, 1999) Fri-Tues
Showgirls (Paul Verhoeven, 1995) Fri-Tues Hecklevision

SIFF Egyptian:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Century Federal Way:

Harjeeta (Vijay Kumar Arora) Fri-Thurs
Champion (Kim Yong-wan) Fri-Thurs
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Grand Cinema:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Itzhak (Alison Chernick) Fri-Thurs
The Last Unicorn (Peter S. Beagle, 1982) Sat Only Free Screening
Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998) Sat Only
Summer in the Forest (Randall Wright) Tues Only
Crazywise (Phil Borges & Kevin Tomlinson) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois) Fri-Thurs
Ghost Stories (Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman) Fri-Tues
Take it Out in Trade (Ed Wood, 1970) Thurs Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
Mahanati (Ashwin Nag) Fri-Thurs
102 Not Out (Umesh Shukla) Fri-Thurs
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Northwest Film Forum:

Boom for Real (Sara Driver) Fri-Thurs
Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate (Matt Kugelman) Fri-Thurs
Mothering Every Day (Various) Sun Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
102 Not Out (Umesh Shukla) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

AMC Southcenter:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Sun, Mon & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Varsity Theatre:

Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review
Advertisements

Friday May 11 – Thursday May 17

Featured Film:

News from Home at the Northwest Film Forum

Arguably the great Belgian director Chantal Akerman’s best film, News from Home plays one show only this Saturday afternoon at the Northwest Film Forum. It’s part of their long-running and excellent “Home Movies” seres, in which “filmmakers document their families.” It’s the series that brought us Oxhide II last month, and News from Home is every bit the masterpiece that one is. Over images of New York City, its streets and cars and people and subways, bust and still, crowded and empty, Akerman reads letters from her mother back home in Belgium. It’s simultaneously a symphony of a city, New York at its most vibrantly grotesque, and an unconventional portrait of a family. We never hear Akerman’s responses to her mother and that absence makes her letters all the more poignant, it’s the sound of a mother left behind while her child explores the wonders, and dangers, of the wider world. The images of the city might be her response, a visual card sent home to mom, or they may just be what she sees everyday, with the distant words from home lingering behind the noise of America.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Barbarella (Roger Vadim, 1968) Fri-Thurs
Spaceballs (Mel Brooks, 1987) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Serial Mom (John Waters, 1994) Fri-Sun
Freaky Friday (Mark Waters, 2003) Fri-Sun
The Theory of Everything (James Marsh, 2014) Mon & Tues Only

Century Federal Way:

Daana Paani (Tarnvir Singh Jagpal) Fri-Thurs
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (Dave O’Leske) Fri-Thurs
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs
Ghost Stories (Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman) Fri-Thurs
November (Rainer Sarnet) Sat Only
Sweet Country (Warwick Thornton) Tues Only
Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952) Weds Only
Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others (Claudio Poli) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Mind Game (Masaaki Yuasa, 2004) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs
Revenge (Coralie Fargeat) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Lu Over the Wall (Masaaki Yuasa) Fri-Thurs Our Review Dubbed & Subtitled, Check Listings
Mehbooba (Puri Jagannadh) Fri-Thurs
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
Naa Peru Surya (Vakkantham Vamsi) Fri-Thurs
Mahanati (Ashwin Nag) Fri-Thurs
102 Not Out (Umesh Shukla) Fri-Thurs
Irumbu Thirai (P.S. Mithran) Fri-Thurs
Nude (Ravi Jadhav) Sun Only
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Lu Over the Wall (Masaaki Yuasa) Fri-Thurs Our Review Dubbed & Subtitled, Check Listings
Racer and the Jailbird (Michaël R. Roskam) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Looking at the Stars (Alexandre Peralta) Fri-Sun
What We Started (Bert Marcus & Cyrus Saidi) Fri & Sun Only
News from Home (Chantal Akerman, 1977) Sat Only
Cassette Commander (Various) Sun Only
Reunification (Alvin Tsang) Weds Only Filmmaker in Attendance
Qui trop embrasse… (Jacques Davila, 1986) Weds Only 35mm
Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate (Matt Kugelman) Starts Thurs
A Skin So Soft (Denis Côté) Thurs Only Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

A or B (Ren Pengyuan) Fri-Thurs
I Am Your Mom (Xiao Zhang) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Dial ‘M’ for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Lu Over the Wall (Masaaki Yuasa) Fri-Sun Our Review Dubbed & Subtitled, Check Listings

AMC Southcenter:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Thornton Place:

Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Tues, Thurs Our Review
The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
1945 (Ferenc Török) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Wildling (Friedrich Böhm) Fri-Thurs
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review

Friday May 4 – Thursday May 10

Featured Film:

Meek’s Cutoff at the Pickford Film Center

Kelly Reichardt’s minimalist Western, about a lost wagon train and the man who thinks he knows the way to safety, was one of the best films of 2010, with a strong performance from frequent Reichardt star Michelle Williams and a haunting sound design. It will be playing for one show only this Sunday at the Pickford in Bellingham. And introducing it will be Seattle Screen Scene’s own Melissa Tamminga. If the commute up north is a bit too far for you, another weird Western is playing Wednesday night at the Grand Illusion: Sergio Corbucci’s classic The Great Silence, starring Klaus Kinski and Jean-Louis Trintignant. And that show will be introduced one-time SSS contributor, Scarecrow Video‘s Matt Lynch.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Serenity (Joss Whedon, 2005) Fri-Thurs
Galaxy Quest (Dean Parisot, 1999) Fri-Thurs
Director’s Cut (Adam Rifkin, 2016) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) Fri-Tues Our Podcast Subtitled Sat, Sun & Tues
Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

RBG (Julie Cohen & Betsy West) Fri-Mon, Weds & Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Daana Paani (Tarnvir Singh Jagpal) Fri-Thurs
Traffik (Deon Taylor) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs
Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs
The Green Fog (Guy Maddin) Sat Only Our Review
Keep the Change (Rachel Israel) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Ismael’s Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin) Fri-Thurs
The Devil and Father Amorth (William Friedkin) Fri-Sun
Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (Takuya Igarashi) Sat & Sun Only
The Great Silence (Sergio Corbucci, 1968) Weds Only Intro by Matt Lynch

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Thurs Our Review
RBG (Julie Cohen & Betsy West) Fri-Thurs
Naa Peru Surya (Vakkantham Vamsi) Fri-Thurs
Bharat Ane Nenu (Koratala Siva) Fri-Thurs
102 Not Out (Umesh Shukla) Fri-Thurs
Cycle (Prakash Kunte) Sun Only

Regal Meridian:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Thurs Our Review
RBG (Julie Cohen & Betsy West) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Salesman (Albert & David Maysles, & Charlotte Zwerin) Fri-Sun
Half Life in Fukushima (Mark Olexa & Francesca Scalisi) Fri-Sun, Weds & Thurs
The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949) Sat Only
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, 1968) Weds & Thurs Only

AMC Pacific Place:

A or B (Ren Pengyuan) Fri-Thurs
The Trough (Nick Cheung) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Never Not Love You (Antoinette Jadaone) Fri-Thurs

Pickford Film Center:

Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010) Sun Only Intro by Melissa Tamminga
The Personals (Chen Kuo-Fu, 1998) Tues Only Intro by Sam Ho

AMC Seattle:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs
Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Stage Fright (Alfred Hitchcock, 1950) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Cézanne – Portraits of a Life (Phil Grabsky) Fri-Sun

AMC Southcenter:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Thornton Place:

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (Takuya Igarashi) Sat & Sun Only
The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island (Mark A.Z. Dippé, Anna Chi & Daniel Chuba) Tues Only

SIFF Uptown:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Tues, Thurs Our Review
The Endless (Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead) Fri-Weds
The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Sophie Fiennes) Fri-Weds
1945 (Ferenc Török) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Final Portrait (Stanley Tucci) Fri-Thurs
Love After Love (Russell Harbaugh) Fri-Thurs
The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island (Mark A.Z. Dippé, Anna Chi & Daniel Chuba) Tues Only

In Wide Release:

Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review

Friday April 27 – Thursday May 3

Featured Film:

Isao Takahata at the SIFF Uptown

It would take something special to wrest control of our Featured Film spot from the Northwest Film Forum, especially considering they have the most intersting new film of the week (Lucrecia Martel’s Zama) and a pair of excellent repertory films (The Third Man and The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach). But SIFF has done it with a special, one show Saturday morning only, presentation of the late, great director Isao Takahata’s My Neighbors the Yamadas. It’s the most underrated his work for Studio Ghibli, and endlessly inventive adaptation of a comic strip about a Japanese family. Like all Takahata’s best work, it’s weird and funny and almost surprisingly poignant.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Basket Case (Frank Henenlotter, 1982) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Sister Act (Emile Ardolino, 1992) Fri-Weds
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Shinichirō Watanabe, 2001) Fri-Weds

SIFF Egyptian:

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Sophie Fiennes) Fri-Thurs
RBG (Julie Cohen & Betsy West) Starts Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Bhai Taru Singh (Sukhwinder Singh) Fri-Thurs
Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs
Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs
Journey’s End (Saul Dibb) Fri-Thurs
Mystery Screening (???) Sat Only
Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik, 2010) Sun Only
A Bag of Marbles (Christian Duguay) Tues Only
East Side Sushi (Anthony Lucero) Weds Only
Felix (Roberta Durrant, 2013) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Ismael’s Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin) Fri-Thurs
Cinema Minneapolis Sat & Sun Only
Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (Takuya Igarashi) Weds, and Next Sat & Sun Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Achari America Yatra (G. Nageswara Reddy) Fri-Thurs
Bharat Ane Nenu (Koratala Siva) Fri-Thurs
Diya (Karu) (Kanam) (A. L. Vijay) Fri-Thurs In Tamil or Telugu
Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986) Sun, Tues & Weds Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Zama (Lucrecia Martel) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Judge (Erika Cohn) Fri & Sat Only
The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949) Sat Only
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, 1968) Weds & Thurs Only

Paramount Theatre:

Ella Cinders (Alfred E. Green, 1926) Mon Only Live Score

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Never Not Love You (Antoinette Jadaone) Fri-Thurs
Finding Your Feet (Richard Loncraine) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Weds
Where is Kyra? (Andrew Dosunmu) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986) Sun, Tues & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Tues, Thurs Our Review
The Endless (Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead) Fri-Tues, Thurs
The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
My Neighbors the Yamadas (Isao Takahata, 1999) Sat Only

Varsity Theatre:

Final Portrait (Stanley Tucci) Fri-Thurs
Love After Love (Russell Harbaugh) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review

Friday April 20 – Thursday April 26

Featured Film:

Abbas Kiarostami and Guy Maddin at the Northwest Film Forum

Once again the NWFF hosts the highlights of the film week, this time with the latest from Canadian weirdo Guy Maddin, The Green Fog, and the final film from the great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, 24 Frames. Both are experiments: Maddin’s film reconstructs a version of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo using archival images of San Francisco; while Kiarostami’s imagines what happens before and after a series of 24 still images. Both are essential film events of this year, and you can only catch them this weekend.

Playing This Week:

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950) Fri-Thurs
Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985) Fri-Mon, Weds-Thurs Our Podcast
Jewel’s Catch One (C. Fitz) Tues Only
The Nightmare Emporium Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Little Shop of Horrors (Frank Oz, 1986) Fri-Tues
Troll 2 (Claudio Fragasso, 1990) Fri-Tues Hecklevision

SIFF Egyptian:

Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs
Up in Smoke (Lou Adler, 1978) Fri Only

Century Federal Way:

Khido Khundi (Rohit Jugraj Chauhan) Fri-Thurs
Bharat Ane Nenu (Koratala Siva) Fri-Thurs
The Cat Returns (Hiroyuki Morita, 2002) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Grand Cinema:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs
Finding Your Feet (Richard Loncraine) Fri-Thurs
Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz) Fri-Thurs
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (Zack Snyder, 2010) Sat Only Free Screening
The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1927) Sat Only Our Podcast
Love & Bananas (Ashley Bell) Sun Only
Radio Dreams (Babak Jalali) Tues Only
Whose Streets? (Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis) Weds Only
Soundtrack for a Revolution (Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman, 2009) Weds Only
An Inconvenient Sequel (Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk) Thurs Only Free Screening
Ivan (Alyona Davydova) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Borg vs. McEnroe (Janus Metz) Sat-Mon Only
Marrowbone (Sergio G. Sánchez) Fri-Thurs
Ichi the Killer (Takashi Miike, 2003) Fri & Sun Only
The Black Gloves and Silken Sleeves (Maria Beatty, 1996 & 2006) Sat Only
Emulsion Manipulations II Tues Only
House of Tomorrow (Peter Livolsi) Thurs Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Beyond the Clouds (Majid Majidi) Fri-Thurs
Bharat Ane Nenu (Koratala Siva) Fri-Thurs
Krishnarjuna Yudham (Merlapaka Gandhi) Fri-Thurs
Rangasthalam (Sukumar) Fri-Thurs
October (Shoojit Sircar) Fri-Thurs
The Cat Returns (Hiroyuki Morita, 2002) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Regal Meridian:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Bharat Ane Nenu (Koratala Siva) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Green Fog (Guy Maddin) Fri-Sun Only Our Review
24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami) Sat & Sun Only Our Review Our Other Review
The Cat o’Nine Tails (Dario Argento, 1971) Weds Only
Cadence: Cross Section Thurs Only
The Judge (Erika Cohn) Starts Thurs Director in Attendance

AMC Pacific Place:

Final Portrait (Stanley Tucci) Fri-Thurs
Dude’s Manual (Kevin Ko) Fri-Thurs

Paramount Theatre:

Little Annie Rooney (William Beaudine, 1925) Mon Only Live Score

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Never Not Love You (Antoinette Jadaone) Fri-Thurs
Finding Your Feet (Richard Loncraine) Fri-Thurs
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Seattle Art Museum:

Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (Dave O’Leske) Fri-Sun Only
Outside In (Lynn Shelton) Fri-Sun Only Our Review

Regal Thornton Place:

The Cat Returns (Hiroyuki Morita, 2002) Sun, Mon & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Varsity Theatre:

The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs
The Cat Returns (Hiroyuki Morita, 2002) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review 
Isle of Dogs 
(Wes Anderson) Our Review
Annihilation (Alex Garland) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) Our Review

Friday April 13 – Thursday April 19

Featured Film:

Oxhide II at the Northwest Film Forum

The NWFF’s killer month continues with a host of great film events this week. Setting aside the return of their giallo series with Dario Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, a 35mm screening of The Murder of Fred Hampton, the fascinating sounding Crossroads and The Exploding Digital Inevitable, Bruno Dumont’s Joan of Arc movie Jeannette and the latest doc from sensory Ethnography Lab alum JP Sniadecki, El mar la mar, later in the week, this weekend they’ve got an exclusive of Hong Sangsoo’s utterly delightful Claire’s Camera (I’ll be seeing it for the fourth time). But my pick for the must-see movie of the week has got to be Liu Jiayin’s 2009 Oxhide II, one of the very best films of this century, playing for one show only on Saturday in what I believe is its first ever screening in the Seattle area. Made with only nine precisely timed and framed shots, each rotated laterally 45 degrees from the previous shot, it chronicles Liu and her parents at work in their kitchen as they make and eat dumplings for dinner. The set-ups are ingenious, and the film captures as fully as any verité documentary the pure joy of just watching people do stuff. It’s also a warm and funny portrait of a family, a lifetime of arguments and jokes and stories behind every (fully scripted) exchange.

Playing This Week:

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (Robert Aldrich, 1962) Fri-Thurs
Friday the 13th Part IV (Joseph Zito, 1984) Fri Only
All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950) Sat-Weds
Imitation Girl (Natasha Kermani) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000) Fri-Tues Our Review
Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) Fri-Mon

SIFF Egyptian:

Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Subedar Joginder Singh (Simerjit Singh) Fri-Thurs
Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua (Ksshitij Chaudhary) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs
Finding Your Feet (Richard Loncraine) Fri-Thurs
Lowlife (Ryan Prows) Sat Only
Gook (Justin Chon) Sun Only Our Review
Out of State (Ciara Lacy) Tues Only
Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953) Weds Only
Ma’ Rosa (Brillante Mendoza) Thurs Only Our Review

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Borg vs. McEnroe (Janus Metz) Fri-Thurs
Submergence (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Rogers Park (Kyle Henry) Sun & Mon Only Director in Attendance

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Blackmail (Abhinay Deo) Fri-Thurs
Krishnarjuna Yudham (Merlapaka Gandhi) Fri-Thurs
Rangasthalam (Sukumar) Fri-Thurs
October (Shoojit Sircar) Fri-Thurs
Chal Mohan Ranga (Krishna Chaitanya) Fri-Thurs
Mercury (Karthik Subbaraj) Fri-Thurs

Regal Meridian:

Itzhak (Alison Chernick) Fri-Thurs
October (Shoojit Sircar) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Claire’s Camera (Hong Sangsoo) Fri-Sun Our Review Our Discussion
Dream Empire (David Borenstein) Fri Only
Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan (Manfred Kirchheimer) Sat Only
Oxhide II (Liu Jiayin, 2009) Sat Only
The Murder of Fred Hampton (Howard Alk, 1971) Sun Only 35mm
Crossroads and The Exploding Digital Inevitable (Bruce Connor, 1976/Ross Lipman) Tues Only
Jeannette, the Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont) Weds & Thurs Only
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento, 1970) Weds Only
El mar la mar (Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki) Thurs Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Finding Your Feet (Richard Loncraine) Fri-Thurs

Paramount Theatre:

Stage Struck (Allan Dwan, 1925) Mon Only Live Score

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Never Not Love You (Antoinette Jadaone) Fri-Thurs
Finding Your Feet (Richard Loncraine) Fri-Thurs
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Finding Your Feet (Richard Loncraine) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (Dave O’Leske) Fri-Weds

Regal Thornton Place:

Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978) Sat Only

SIFF Uptown:

Outside In (Lynn Shelton) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Gemini (Aaron Katz) Fri-Weds
The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
BoneBat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest 2018 Sat Only
The Rooted in Rights Storytellers Film Festival: Creating a Community of Inclusion Tues Only

Varsity Theatre:

A Ordinary Man (Brad Silberling) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Annihilation (Alex Garland) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) Our Review
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) Our Review

Friday April 6 – Thursday April 12

Featured Film:

Sofia Bohdanowicz at the Northwest Film Forum

The centerpiece of the Film Forum’s series of highlights from the Vancouver Film Festival’s Future//Present program of new Canadian cinema is a pair of features and a trio of shorts by Sofia Bohdanowicz, all of which are playing on Saturday only (with the director in attendance). The shorts, collected together as The Last Poems Trilogy are a Chantal Akerman-esque tribute to her grandmother and her grandmother’s house. The first feature, Never Eat Alone, is a fictionalization of events in the life of her other grandmother, while the second, Maison du bonheur, is a kind of diary of a month Bohdanowicz spent living in Paris with a friend’s mother. Working with very little in the way of budget but a great deal of ingenuity, Bohdanowicz creates warm, fascinating films  that in their openness and depth mark her as one of the most interesting filmmakers to emerge in recent years.

Playing This Week:

Admiral Theater:

Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978) Weds Only

AMC Alderwood:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, 1984) Fri-Thurs
Purple Rain (Albert Magnoli, 1984) Fri-Thurs No Shows Sat Our Podcast
Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul, 2012) Tues Only

Central Cinema:

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Leonard Nimoy, 1986) Fri-Mon
12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995) Fri-Tues
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984) Weds Only Shriek – A Women of Horror Film Class

SIFF Egyptian:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Century Federal Way:

Subedar Joginder Singh (Simerjit Singh) Fri-Thurs
Sajjan Singh Rangroot (Pankaj Batra) Fri-Thurs
Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs
The Cured (David Freyne) Sat Only
The Insult (Ziad Doueiri) Tues Only
Wolf Warrior 2 (Wu Jing) Thurs Only Our Review

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Workshop (Laurent Cantet) Fri-Thurs
Pyewacket (Adam MacDonald) Fri-Sun
ACORN and the Firestorm (Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard) Sat, Sun, Mon & Weds

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Blackmail (Abhinay Deo) Fri-Thurs
Baaghi 2 (Ahmed Khan) Fri-Thurs
Rangasthalam (Sukumar) Fri-Thurs
Hichki (Siddharth Malhotra) Fri-Thurs
Chal Mohan Ranga (Krishna Chaitanya) Fri-Thurs
Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Itzhak (Alison Chernick) Fri-Thurs
Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

The China Hustle (Jed Rothstein) Fri-Thurs
LA 92 (Dan Lindsay & TJ Martin) Sat Only Director in Attendance, Free Event
Never Eat Alone with The Last Poems Trilogy (Sofia Bohdanowicz) Sat Only Our Review Director in Attendance
Maison du bonheur (Sofia Bohdanowicz) Sat Only Our Review Director in Attendance
Mass for Shut-Ins with There Lived the Colliers (Winston DeGiobbi/Nelson MacDonald) Sun Only
In the Waves with La pesca (Jacquelyn Mills/Pablo Álvarez-Mesa) Sun Only
Werewolf (Ashley McKenzie) Sun Only Our Review
Best of the 44th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Weds Only
Hacer Mucho con Poco (Do More with Less) (Katerina Kliwadenko & Mario Novas) Thurs Only

Paramount Theatre:

A Woman of the World (Malcolm St. Clair, 1925) Mon Only Live Score

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Never Not Love You (Antoinette Jadaone) Fri-Thurs
Subedar Joginder Singh (Simerjit Singh) Fri-Thurs
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs
My Perfect You (Cathy Garcia-Molina) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Gemini (Aaron Katz) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Young and Innocent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1937) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (Dave O’Leske) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

Outside In (Lynn Shelton) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Ramen Heads (Koki Shigeno) Fri-Thurs
The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Thurs Only Our Review
Distant Sky – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen (David Barnard) Thurs Only

Varsity Theatre:

Spinning Man (Simon Kaijser da Silva) Fri-Thurs
Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Annihilation (Alex Garland) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) Our Review
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) Our Review

Friday March 30 – Thursday April 5

Featured Film:

Fail to Appear at the Northwest Film Forum

The Film Forum kicks off a month of amazing programming this week with a miniseries devoted to New Canadian cinema, some of the most exciting independent films being made anywhere in the world right now. We’ve been following the Future//Present series at the Vancouver International Film Festival since its inception, and the NWFF is playing several of its best films, starting this Wednesday with Fail to Appear, a fascinating drama about a young social worker and her client. It’s paired with the excellent short film Scaffold, which follows a pair of construction workers (or, more specifically their hands and feet) as they work on someone’s home. The series continues on Thursday with the off-beat and beguiling The Intestine, and runs through Sunday, April 8th.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) Fri-Thurs
Vampire Hunter D (Toyoo Ashida, 1985) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) Fri-Mon Subtitled Sat & Mon Only
Raising Arizona (The Coen Brothers, 1987) Fri-Mon

SIFF Egyptian:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Century Federal Way:

Sajjan Singh Rangroot (Pankaj Batra) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev) Fri-Thurs
Oh, Lucy! (Atsuko Hirayanagi) Fri-Thurs
The Big Lebowski (The Coen Brothers, 1998) Sat Only
The Rape of Recy Taylor (Nancy Buirski) Tues Only
Love (Doze Niu, 2012) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The General (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs
Steamboat Bill, Jr (Buster Keaton & Charles Reiser, 1928) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs
Three Ages (Buster Keaton & Eddie Cline, 1923) Sat, Sun, Mon & Weds
College (Buster Keaton & James W. Horne, 1927) Sat, Sun, Mon & Weds

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Baaghi 2 (Ahmed Khan) Fri-Thurs
Rangasthalam (Sukumar) Fri-Thurs
Hichki (Siddharth Malhotra) Fri-Thurs
Raid (Raj Kumar Gupta) Fri-Thurs
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Mon Only

Regal Meridian:

Flower (Max Winkler) Fri-Thurs
Goldstone (Ivan Sen) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Leaning into the Wind (Thomas Riedelsheimer) Fri Only
Fail to Appear (Antoine Bourges) with Scaffold (Kazik Radwanski) Weds Only Our Review/Our Review
The Intestine (Lev Lewis) Thurs Only Our Review Lead Actress in Attendance

AMC Pacific Place:

Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Parkway Plaza:

My Perfect You (Cathy Garcia-Molina) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Beauty and the Dogs (Khaled Walid Barsaoui & Kaouther Ben Hania) Fri-Sun

Regal Thornton Place:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Uptown:

Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Ramen Heads (Koki Shigeno) Fri-Thurs
Ernest & Celestine (Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar & Benjamin Renner, 2012) Sat Only

In Wide Release:

Annihilation (Alex Garland) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) 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

Friday March 23 – Thursday March 29

Featured Film:

Operation Red Sea at the Pacific Place

The coolest thing on Seattle Screens this week is probably Police Beat on Tuesday at the Film Forum, a tie-in with FilmStruck’s Art House America series. But since I haven’t seen either of those before, I’m going with Operation Red Sea, the biggest hit of this past Lunar New Year. It’s one fo the best war films in recent memory, with top-notch action and slightly less Chinese jingoism than last year’s Wolf Warrior 2. I wrote about it a few weeks ago in my survey of Lunar New Year films.

Playing This Week:

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

King of Hearts (Philippe de Broca, 1966) Fri-Weds
Harold & Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971) Fri-Weds
The Road Movie (Dmitrii Kalashnikov) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming 1939) Fri-Mon
Wild at Heart (David Lynch, 1990) Fri-Mon
Waiting for Waldemar (Eric B. Spoeth) Fri Only Director Q&A

SIFF Egyptian:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The IF Project (Kathlyn Horan) Sun Only

Century Federal Way:

Sajjan Singh Rangroot (Pankaj Batra) Fri-Thurs
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Mon Only

Grand Cinema:

Oh, Lucy! (Atsuko Hirayanagi) Fri-Thurs
A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lelio) Fri-Thurs
Leaning into the Wind (Thomas Riedelsheimer) Fri-Thurs
A Brief History of Time (Errol Morris, 1991) Fri & Sat Only
120 Beats per Minute (Robin Campillo) Tues Only Our Review Our Other Review
Noticias Lejanas (Ricardo Benet, 2005) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Tehran Taboo (Ali Soozandeh) Fri-Thurs
November (Rainer Sarnet) Sun, Weds & Thurs
Saturday Secret Matinee: Widescreen Thrills Sat Only 16mm
They Remain (Phillip Gelatt) Sat & Sun Only
Untitled (Just Kidding) (Jesse Malmed) Mon Only
The Spaces Between Countries: Mexico & USA Tues Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Rajaratha (Anup Bhandari) Fri-Thurs In Kannada or Telugu, Check Listings
Needi Naadi Oke Katha (Udugula Venu) Fri-Thurs
MLA (Upendra Madhav) Fri-Thurs
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (Luv Ranjan) Fri-Thurs
Hichki (Siddharth Malhotra) Fri-Thurs
Raid (Raj Kumar Gupta) Fri-Thurs
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Mon Only

Regal Meridian:

Flower (Max Winkler) Fri-Thurs
Needi Naadi Oke Katha (Udugula Venu) Fri-Thurs
Goldstone (Ivan Sen) Fri-Thurs
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Leaning into the Wind (Thomas Riedelsheimer) Fri-Thurs
After Louie (Vincent Gagliostro) Fri-Sun, Thurs
CFFS 2018 Indigenous Showcase Shorts Sat Only
FilmStruck Art House America: Police Beat (Robinson Devor, 2005) Tues Only Writer and Producer in Attendance
Dark Matters Weds Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Operation Red Sea (Dante Lam) Fri-Thurs  Our Review

Regal Parkway Plaza:

My Perfect You (Cathy Garcia-Molina) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs
Flower (Max Winkler) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Sabotage (Alfred Hitchcock, 1936) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Souvenir (Bavo Defurne) Fri-Sun

Regal Thornton Place:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008) Sun, Mon & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lelio) Fri-Tues
Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev) Fri-Tues
Oh, Lucy! (Atsuko Hirayanagi) Fri-Tues
Back to Burgundy (Cédric Klapisch) Fri-Thurs
SFFSFF Encore Program Sun Only
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Starts Tues

Varsity Theatre:

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Annihilation (Alex Garland) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review
Fifty Shades Freed (James Foley) 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

Friday March 16 – Thursday March 22

Featured Film:

Metropolis at the Ark Lodge

There’s a bunch of cool new stuff on Seattle Screens this week, including The Death of Stalin and Did You Winder Who Fired the Gun?, along with older movies like the launch of SAM’s new Hitchcock series focusing on his films set in Britain, and of course, at long last, the arrival of the restoration of Edward Yang’s masterpiece A Brighter Summer Day, which of course would have been our Featured Film this week if I hadn’t already expanded our reach a few months ago to highlight its screening in Bellingham. Instead, I’m going with the Ark Lodge, which has quietly been playing some interesting repertory as part of their Dark Lodge and Ark Lodge Rewind series. This week they’re playing Fritz Lang’s monumental, iconic Metropolis, a visionary sci-fi epic before such adjectives were debased by lazy critics to describe genre films that have shadows and/or lens flares. They’re playing what they’re calling “The Complete Version” which includes 25 minutes of new footage, probably those bits unearthed in Argentina several years ago. In any version, Lang’s film, about a mad scientist who builds a robot to co-opt a proletarian revolution and the bourgeois man who must stop her and save the people and the woman he loves, is a must-see.

Playing This Week:

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Iron Man (Jon Favreau, 2008) Fri-Mon
Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Weds Our Review

Century Federal Way:

Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Paul McGuigan) Fri-Thurs
A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lelio) Fri-Thurs
The Party (Sally Potter) Fri-Thurs
The Last Starfighter (Nick Castle, 1984) Sat Only Free
Liquid Sky (Slava Tsukerman, 1982) Sat Only
In Between (Maysaloun Hamoud) Tues Only
Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979) Weds Only
Never Give Up! MINORU YASUI and the Fight for Justice (Holly Yasui & Will Doolittle) Thurs Only Free
Atlantic. (Jan-Willem van Ewijk) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Before We Vanish (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) Sat-Mon, Weds Our Review
November (Rainer Sarnet) Fri, Sun, Tues & Thurs
Pushing Dead (Tom E. Brown) Fri-Thurs Director in Attendance for the Weekend
Saturday Secret Matinee: Widescreen Thrills Sat Only 16mm

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (Luv Ranjan) Fri-Thurs
Kirrak Party (Sharan Koppisetty) Fri-Thurs
Raid (Raj Kumar Gupta) Fri-Thurs
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) Sun & Weds Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (Travis Wilkerson) Fri-Sun Our Review
Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy (Thomas Riedelsheimer) Fri-Thurs
A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991) Sun & Mon Only Our Review Our Podcast
12 Days (Raymond Depardon) Weds Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Operation Red Sea (Dante Lam) Fri-Thurs  Our Review

Seattle Art Museum:

The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

The Party (Sally Potter) Fri-Sun

Regal Thornton Place:

Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lelio) Fri-Thurs
Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev) Fri-Thurs
Oh, Lucy! (Atsuko Hirayanagi) Fri-Thurs
Tales from Earthsea (Gorô Miyazaki, 2006) Sun Only

Varsity Theatre:

The Forgiven (Roland Joffé) Fri-Thurs
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Annihilation (Alex Garland) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review
Fifty Shades Freed (James Foley) Our Review
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson) 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