Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Chase Hutchinson

The Filmmakers of Midday Black Midnight Blue on Finding Salvation Filming in Washington State

Originally set to shoot in Michigan, the locally-made film is now premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival. Courtesy Seal Tree LLCMidday Black Midnight Blue is a film that almost never was. Set to premiere at the Seattle...

Keeping Alexei Navalny Alive Requires Keeping Him in Headlines, Says Navalny Director

That's Navalny. Courtesy of SIFFThe first time I met director Daniel Roher, he was having a conversation with a quite serious-looking Woody Harrelson. This is because Woody, as well as a small film festival audience in Idaho, had...

The Future Looks Bright for Washington Filmmakers

Poorna Jagannathan and Casey Thomas Brown in Megan Griffiths' new film, I'll Show You Mine, premiering at SIFF 2022. SIFF/I'll Show You MineCommenting on Washington's recent investment in the state's film incentive program, Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths told us...

Memoria Is All About Cinematic Vibes

The cinematic event that is Memoria is an experience so poetic and profound, it left acclaimed film critic Justin Chang bowing down in front of the screen in what he described as a “quasi-religious posture that cinema at its...

New England Is Fucked Up

Avoid Ancaster College. Master drops in theaters and on Prime Video this Friday. Courtesy of Master/Amazon PrimeOf all the movies that showed at this year's Sundance Film Festival back in January, writer-director Mariama Diallo's debut feature Master is one...

Hulu Revisits Seattle's “Pussy Sweatshop”

How did Seth get ahold of this? HuluIf you've been watching the Hulu show Pam & Tommy, which dramatizes the real-life events of the 1990s that surrounded the nonconsensual release of a sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy...

After Yang Composer Aska Matsumiya Brings Warmth to Science Fiction

After Yang premieres this Friday. The film After Yang is not your standard science fiction flick. It is minimalist in its depiction of technology, centering on family and memory as opposed to the flashy gadgets of its future. Written...

Alex Liu Wants to Talk About Sex, Baby

Liu's documentary "A Sexplanation" screens at this week's Seattle Asian American Film Festival. A Sexplanation Look around. America still has deep problems when it comes to talking about sex. Too many people are sent into the big world of...

Studio 666 Is a Midlife Crisis Disguised as a Horror Movie

So bad, it's scary. Courtesy of Open Road FilmsIf there is one thing the new horror-comedy Studio 666 reveals, it is this: just because you have fun making a movie doesn’t mean people will have fun watching it....

Rory Kennedy Makes The Case Against Boeing

https://youtube.com/watch?v=vt-IJkUbAxY Every so often, a documentary comes along that's also a horror film. Director Rory Kennedy's Downfall: The Case Against Boeing is one example. The new film is a harrowing look at the lead-up to and aftermath...

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