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
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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

Friday July 13 – Thursday July 19

Featured Film:

Actual Film at the Grand Illusion

This week the Grand Illusion kicks off a multi-week celebration of 35mm, with matched pairs of classic films from the 60s to the 90s. This first week features a pair of 50 year old Steve McQueen classics, the heist film The Thomas Crown Affair and the cop drama Bullitt, with its justly-celebrated car chase. Next week is a pair from Stanley Kubrick: The Shining and Barry Lyndon (which should be a must-see on film). Then two underrated crime classics from directors more famous for other movies: To Live and Die in LA from William Friedkin and Ronin by John Frankenheimer. The series concludes with the sci-fi films Outland, by Peter Hyams and Demolition Man, from Marco Brambilla. These days 35mm is almost wholly absent from Seattle Screens, and when we do get something it’s usually one of the same old titles that play again and again. Only the Grand Illusion is cool enough to give us a series with both Barry Lyndon and Demolition Man.

Playing This Week:

Admiral Theatre:

Big (Penny Marshall, 198) Weds Only

AMC Alderwood:

Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985) Sat Only Free Ice Cream for Kids
Scorchy (Howard Avedis, 1976) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986) Fri-Tues Subtitled Tues Only
Blade II (Guillermo del Toro, 2002) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan (Smeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
Big (Penny Marshall, 198) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Eating Animals (Christopher Dillon Quinn) Fri-Thurs
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001) Sat Only
Saturday Church (Damon Cardasis) Tues Only
Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Weds Only
Local Produce: Short Films Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Bullitt (Peter Yates, 1968) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs 35mm
The Thomas Crown Affair (Norman Jewison, 1968) Fri-Sun, Mon & Weds 35mm
En el séptimo día (Jim McKay) Sat-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle) Fri-Thurs
Kadaikutty Singam (Pandiraj) Fri-Thurs In Tamil or Telugu, Check Listings
RX100 (Ajay Bhupathi) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
Tamil Padam 2 (C. S. Amudhan) Fri-Thurs
Vijetha (Rakesh Sashi) Fri-Thurs
Big (Penny Marshall, 198) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (Tiffany Bartok) Fri-Sun
Damsel (David & Nathan Zellner) Fri-Thurs Skype Q&A 714
Sea to Shining Sea (Maximón Monihan) Weds, Thurs & Next Mon Only Filmmakers in Attendance

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:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Hands Across the Table (Mitchell Leisen, 1935) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (Lorna Tucker) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle) Fri-Thurs
Big (Penny Marshall, 198) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

The King (Eugene Jarecki) Fri-Thurs
The Last Suit (Pablo Solarz) Fri-Thurs
Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Straight into a Storm (William Miller) Weds Only
Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Sun Only

Varsity Theatre:

Big (Penny Marshall, 198) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review

Friday July 6 – Thursday July 12

Featured Film:

Carol Lombard at the Seattle Art Museum

SAM’s summer tribute to the great Carol Lombard kicks off this Thursday with Twentieth Century, the 1934 screwball masterpiece from Howard Hawks. John Barrymore plays a theatrical director who schemes on the eponymous train to get Lombard to agree to appear in his next show. Both Barrymore and Lombard are exceptional: it’s possibly the loudest screwball comedy there ever was. SAM’s series continues in the coming weeks with great films like Nothing Sacred, To Be or Not To Be and My Man Godfrey.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975) Fri-Tues
Deep Blue Sea (Renny Harlin, 1999) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

The Last Suit (Pablo Solarz) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Nankana (Manjeet Maan) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976) Sat Only
Evolution of Organic (Mark Kitchell) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Gabriel & The Mountain (Fellipe Barbosa) Fri-Thurs
Strangers on Earth (Tristan Cook) Sat & Sun, Mon & Weds
Godmonster of Indian Flats (Fredric Hobbs, 1973) Fri, Sat & Tues Only
Ask the Sexpert (Vaishali Sinha) Thurs Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Pantham (K Chakravarthy) Fri-Thurs
Teju I Love You (A. Karunakaran) Fri-Thurs
Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi (Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
Amma I Love You (K. M. Chaitanya) Sat & Sun Only

Regal Meridian:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
Eating Animals (Christopher Dillon Quinn) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Time Regained (Raúl Ruiz, 1999) Weds & Thurs Only
Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (Tiffany Bartok) Starts Weds

AMC Oak Tree:

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

AMC Pacific Place:

American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
Brother of the Year (Witthaya Thongyooyong) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Nankana (Manjeet Maan) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review

Seattle Art Museum:

Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks, 1934) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Czech That Film Fri-Sun Full Program

SIFF Uptown:

The King (Eugene Jarecki) Fri-Thurs
Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Fireworks (Akiyuki Shinbo & Nobuyuki Takeuchi) Sat Only
Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Sun Only

Varsity Theatre:

The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
Bleeding Steel (Leo Zhang) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review

Friday June 29 – Thursday July 5

Featured Film:

Cold Water at the Grand Illusion

There’s some good stuff out there this week, including a pair of highly anticipated Chinese films at the Pacific Place (Herman Yau’s The Leakers and Han Yan’s Animal World) and Richard Lester’s A Hard Day’s Night at the Ark Lodge, but the restoration of Olivier Assayas’s Cold Water at the Grand Illusion is a film I’ve been looking forward to seeing for a very long time (not even Scarecrow had it, if I remember correctly). The celebrated French dirctor’s first big film, it stars Virginie Ledoyen (a couple of years before she stole Edward Yang’s Mahjong) in a semi-autobiographical teen coming-of-age type story, a story Assayas would continue almost a decade later with 2012’s terrific Something in the Air.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, 1964) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986) Fri-Tues
Tank Girl (Rachel Talalay, 1995) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

The Last Suit (Pablo Solarz) Fri-Thurs
Andy Irons: Kissed by God (Steve Jones & Todd Jones) Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
The Seagull (Michael Mayer) Fri-Thurs
Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
The FP (Brandon Trost & Jason Trost, 2012) Sat Only
The 12th Man (Harald Zwart) Tues Only
What the Health (Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Cold Water (Olivier Assayas) Fri-Tues, Thurs
The Misandrists (Bruce LaBruce) Sat-Tues, Thurs
The Workers Cup (Adam Sobel) Sun-Tues Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi (Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
Tik Tik Tik  (Shakti Soundar Rajan) Fri-Thurs

Regal Meridian:

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

Northwest Film Forum:

The Gospel According to André (Kate Novack) Fri-Sun
Everything Else (Natalia Almada) Sat & Sun Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Animal World (Han Yan) Fri-Thurs
Lobster Cop (Li Xinyun) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
The Leakers (Herman Yau) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review

SIFF Film Center:

Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Uptown:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondô, 1995) Sat Only Dubbed in English
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival Fri-Sun Full Program
Fireworks (Akiyuki Shinbo & Nobuyuki Takeuchi) Weds & Thurs Only

Varsity Theatre:

A Kid Like Jake (Silas Howard) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review

Friday June 22 – Thursday June 28

Featured Film:

The Rider at the Pacific Place and the Grand Cinema

I haven’t seen it yet, but there isn’t a lot out there of note opening this week (everyone’s clearing the deck for Animal World next week I guess) but if I have a chance to go see anything, it will be Chloé Zhao’s highly-acclaimed film about South Dakota rodeo cowboys. A kind of update of The Lusty Men made by a Chinese woman who has spent years in and around the Badlands and Pine Ridge? Sold. It’s playing at the Pacific Place in Seattle, the Grand in Tacoma, and the Roxy in Bremerton.

Playing This Week:

Admiral Theatre:

West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961) Weds Only

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Mother of George (Andrew Dosunmu, 2013) Tues Only

Central Cinema:

The Matrix (The Wachowskis, 1999) Fri-Tues
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Mountain (Jennifer Peedom) Fri-Thurs
Andy Irons: Kissed by God (Steve Jones & Todd Jones) Weds Only

Century Federal Way:

Asees (Rana Ranbir) Fri-Thurs
West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Mountain (Jennifer Peedom) Fri-Thurs
Revenge (Coralie Fargeat) Sat Only
Films by Masahiro Sugano Mon Only
Final Portrait (Stanley Tucci) Tues Only
What the Health (Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town (Christian Papierniak) Fri-Thurs
Best F(r)iends (Justin MacGregor) Fri & Sat Only
The Workers Cup (Adam Sobel) Sun-Tues Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Tik Tik Tik  (Shakti Soundar Rajan) Fri-Thurs
Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs
Sammohanam (Mohan Krishna Indraganti) Fri-Thurs
West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Here to Be Heard: The Story of The Slits (William E. Badgley) Fri-Sun Director in Attendance
The Gospel According to André (Kate Novack) Fri-Thurs
Joy Ride Screened and Alive: Adventures of Unavoidable Embodiment Weds Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Lobster Cop (Li Xinyun) Fri-Thurs
The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
The Seagull (Michael Mayer) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs
Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story (Irene Villamor) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review

SIFF Film Center:

Breath (Simon Baker) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Nancy (Christina Choe) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review

Friday June 15 – Thursday June 21

Featured Film:

2001: A Space Odyssey at the Pacific Place

Sure the Pacific Place isn’t the ideal spot for watching a classic film, but the Cinerama I guess would rather be one of fifty screens in the area playing the new Pixar movie than be the home of an unmissable film event. Stanley Kubrick’s seminal sci-fi epic is of course no stranger to Seattle Screens, but this is a new restoration and it’s playing on 70mm. With the rest of the city suffering its annual SIFF hangover (with the exception, as usual, of the Grand Illusion, which has a restoration of Melvin Van Peebles’s equally classic Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song), you might as well go to the AMC and see a great movie again, even if Christopher Nolan was somehow involved.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville) Fri-Thurs
Believer (Lee Hae-young) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Manos Returns (Tonjia Atomic) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg, 1989) Fri-Tues
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, 1994) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Mountain (Jennifer Peedom) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Carry on Jatta 2 (Smeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Grand Cinema:

The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Mountain (Jennifer Peedom) Fri-Thurs
Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993) Sat Only
Madagascar (Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath, 2005) Sat Only Free Screening
Strangers on the Earth (Tristan Cook) Mon & Tues Only
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise, 1951) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Mary Shelley (Haifaa Al-Mansour) Fri-Thurs
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971) Fri, Sat & Tues Only
Bijou (Wakefield Poole) Thurs Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville) Fri-Thurs
Kaala (Pa. Ranjith) Fri-Thurs Tamil, Telugu or Hindi, Check Listings
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
Naa Nuvve (Jayendra Panchapakesan) Fri-Thurs
Veere Di Wedding (Shashanka Ghosh) Fri-Thurs
Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs
Sammohanam (Mohan Krishna Indraganti) Fri-Thurs
Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Regal Meridian:

How Long Will I Love U (Su Lun) Fri-Thurs Our Review
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville) Fri-Thurs
Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Queerama (Daisy Asquith) Fri-Sun
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (Thomas Piper) Fri-Thurs
Mama Colonel (Dieudo Hamadi) Thurs Only

AMC Pacific Place:

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Fri-Thurs 70mm
The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs
Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story (Irene Villamor) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs
On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Summer 1993 (Carla Simón) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994) Sun, Mon & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville) Fri-Thurs
Best of SIFF 2018 Full Program 

Varsity Theatre:

The Year of Spectacular Men (Lea Thompson) Fri-Thurs
The Yellow Birds (Alexandre Moors) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
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 June 8 – Thursday June 14

Featured Film:

Let the Sunshine In at the Grand Cinema

While SIFF comes to its conclusion this weekend, the venerable Grand in Tacoma boasts two of the top titles from this year’s festival. Paul Schrader’s First Reformed is playing on a variety of screens in Seattle, but if you want to catch Claire Denis’s latest, you’re only choice (for now at least) is the Grand, where it begins its second week. Juliette Binoche plays an artist who is looking for but always unlucky in love, entertaining a series of men, none of which are worthy of her. There’s plenty of warmth and humor, but while Denis’s style seems like an odd fit for a romantic comedy, her focus on textures, of people (no one films skin better) and the spaces in-between them, reveals the desperate, longing soul underneath the most venerable genre clichés.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Kaala (Pa. Ranjith) Fri-Thurs Hindi
Believer (Lee Hae-young) Fri-Thurs
Veere Di Wedding (Shashanka Ghosh) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Logan (Noir) (James Mangold) Fri-Thurs
Mo’ Better Blues (Spike Lee, 1990) Tues Only

Central Cinema:

¡Three Amigos! (John Landis, 1986) Fri-Tues
A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964) Fri-Tues
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992) Thurs Only Hecklevision

SIFF Egyptian:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Century Federal Way:

Kaala (Pa. Ranjith) Fri-Thurs Tamil
Believer (Lee Hae-young) Fri-Thurs
Carry on Jatta 2 (Smeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis) Fri-Thurs Our Review
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke) Fri-Thurs
Lives Well Lived (Sky Bergman) Fri-Thurs
Nausiccä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) Sat Only Subtitled Our Podcast
Rubin and Ed (Trent Harris, 1992) Sat Only
Becoming Who I Was (Moon Chang-Yong & Jeon Jin) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

How To Talk To Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs
Sollers Point (Matthew Porterfield) Fri-Thurs
Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern (Kazuhiro Furuhashi) Sat-Mon Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Kaala (Pa. Ranjith) Fri-Thurs Tamil, Telugu or Hindi, Check Listings
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke) Fri-Thurs
Veere Di Wedding (Shashanka Ghosh) Fri-Thurs
Abhimanyudu (P.S. Mithran) Fri-Tues Telugu with no subtitles
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs

Regal Meridian:

How Long Will I Love U (Su Lun) Fri-Thurs Our Review
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Beast (Michael Pearce) Fri-Thurs
Scarface (Brian DePalma, 1983) Sun & Weds Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Summer in the Forest (Randall Wright) Fri Only
Roller Dreams (Kate Hickey) Fri-Sun
Joe and Maxi (Maxi Cohen, 1978) Sat Only
The Doctor from India (Jeremy Frindel) Sun Only
In Case of Emergency (Stefanie Sparks) Weds & Thurs Only Director in Attendance
Queerama (Daisy Asquith) Starts Weds

AMC Pacific Place:

American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Kasal (Ruel S. Bayani) Fri-Thurs
Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story (Irene Villamor) Fri-Thurs
Scarface (Brian DePalma, 1983) Sun & Weds Only

AMC Seattle:

First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs
On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

SIFF Uptown:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Varsity Theatre:

Nossa Chape (Jeff Zimbalist & Michael Zimbalist) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
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