Happy birthday, Singles! Cameron Crowe's 1992 classic romantic comedy turned 20 yesterday. Set in Seattle during the emergence of the grunge scene, Singles unintentionally captured a moment in history that's still a central part of the city's identity. With cameos from Tad Doyle and Chris Cornell (n ... More >>
Update, March 5 - Facing up to life in prison, James Fogle was sentenced yesterday to 15 years, nine months for the BB-gun robbery of a Redmond pharmacy. At his age and in poor health, however, that could indeed be a life sentence anyway for the Drugstore Cowboy. King County Superior Court Ju ... More >>
August is the cruelest month. It's reached that point in the summer where a movie based on boys' action figures, G.I. Joe, has recently eclipsed another movie based on boys' action figures, Transformers 2. Things will reach a nadir come Labor Day weekend, when studios traditionally dump the w ... More >>
The idea of making a feature film out of Grant Cogswell's failed 2001 bid for Seattle City Council sounds about as exciting as...a movie about a guy running for local office. That hasn't deterred Stephen Gyllenhall, Jake and Maggie's dad, from snapping up the rights to Phil Campbell's memoir about ... More >>
You can read our critics' alphabetical list of the 12 best films of 2008 here. Me, I'm a traditionalist, a 10 best man who prefers numbers and rankings. Happily, several of our top-line writers have complied (after the jump). First, however, is the Village Voice Media critics' poll (with my votes a ... More >>
Anthology films are tricky to manage. Usually they're a producer's construct to harness together disparate directors with no stylistic affinities. Let's make 10 short films about wheat! Let's tell Beethoven's life in 12 chapters. Let's make a film about love, with each segment set in a different qu ... More >>
Gay tween longing presented without leering (or coherence).
Billy Wilder in post-war Berlin, and William S. Burroughs in '70 Portland.
Our intrepid reporter seeks news, booze, and schmooze at Sundance.
Sony Pictures Home Ent., $26.96.
On Cobain and Last Days.
Also: 5 x 2, Hustle & Flow, The Island, Last Days, Murderball, My Mother's Smile, and Saraband.
SIFF offers a wealth of music documentaries, with important local emphasis and national significance.
If SIFF refuses to get any smaller (and maybe we should just grudgingly admire that), then we'll have to take smaller bites.
What Seattle Weekly's critics look forward to.
Sacrilege? No, for once a remake makes sense—and will make more people mad than Michael Moore.
Columbia TriStar Home Ent., $24.96
With SIFF director Darryl Macdonald gone, SW critic ventures some suggestions for next year's festival programming . . . plus a few notes on the stars, of course.
Gus Van Sant gets lost, but beautifully.
What other movies to expect in early '02.
Hoops star is turned against his one true love.
The highs and lows of winter film.
Scientists bare empirical details.
It's hard to stay grounded when you're high.
The Bard is hot. Here come . . .
Instant Nostalgia issue
Gus Van Sant's 'Psycho' goes right down the drain.