Saturday, January 16, 2021

Chase Hutchinson

An Interview with Director Sam Pollard on MLK/FBI, Collaboration, and America's Double Standard

"If you give the people you collaborate with room to create, they'll bring stuff to the table that you didn't even consider," says...

Regina King Has Directing Muscles to Flex

A minimalist film that's vast in its ambition, One Night in Miami is a simply magnificent debut from director Regina King. ...

The Reason I Jump Is a Dreamlike and Contemporary View of Autism

The Reason I Jump transports the audience into the minds of its subjects, a film flooded with warmth and compassion. The documentary, screening at SIFF starting this Friday, is based on the novel of the same name by Naoki Higashida...

Wonder Woman Fails the Middle East

Finally, a female imperialist. Wonder Woman/HBO Max The year is 2017. The first Wonder Woman featuring Gal Gadot releases to a vastly different landscape. It feels charming, even though it raises some eyebrows by painting with what is, at best,...

Sundance Announced Its 2021 Lineup! And It's Coming (Virtually) to Seattle!

The festival will partner with the Northwest Film Forum for screenings from January 28 through February 3, 2021. ...

The “Best Mayor in the World” Is in Palestine—”And If Anyone Disagrees, They Can Fuck Off”

"I'll need six years to heal from all this," says the mayor of Ramallah. Film Movement As the dust settles on this week's announcement that current Mayor Jenny Durkan will not seek a second term, there are already meaningful conversations...

Sundance Film Festival Finally Comes to Seattle (Virtually)

You'll have to imagine the marquee this year. Courtesy Sundance/Jemal Countess The upcoming Sundance Film Festival will look a bit different in 2021.For the first time since it began in 1978, the festival will partner with the Northwest Film Forum...

Sound of Metal Is a Profound Experience

Riz Ahmed is outstanding. He gets to chew on the cathartic and compelling character study he's long deserved. ...

David Fincher's Mank Does Not Feature Serial Killers or Graphic Violence and… That's Okay!

It isn't Fincher's best film by any means, but it may be his most reflective. Netflix/Mank The newest film from David Fincher, Mank, is here and it's most certainly not what we expected from the director. It's a black and...

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