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Keanu Reeves in John Wick Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2

{John Wick: Chapter Two is screening in Seattle at the Regal Meridian 16, Sundance Cinemas, and Thornton Place}  Poor John Wick. All this dude wants to do is retire and have time to grieve his sweet departed wife, and the criminal underworld just. won’t. let. him. Picking up shortly where we left off in the […]

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RINGS

RINGS

{Rings is screening in Seattle at Sundance Cinemas, Thornton Place, and Regal Meridian 16} It’s been 12 years since The Ring 2 (TWELVE?!?! YEARS?!?!) so I suppose it was about time for Samara and her f’ed up psychic video feed to resurface, because we need something other than reality to terrify us in 2017 – […]

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© 2015 A Ticklish Tale Limited

Tickled

{Tickled opens in Seattle for an exclusive engagement Friday, July 1 at Landmark’s Guild 45th Theatre} Oh dear. I wasn’t quite prepared to fall down the rabbit hole of cat-fishing craziness Tickled is. The genesis of this film started with New Zealand television journalist David Farrier investigating a story on “Competitive Endurance Tickling,” which led him […]

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The Scent of Mandarin

SIFF 2016: closing weekend highlights

Good news, procrastinators: there’s still time to do something about your SIFF-slacking ways. The coming weekend offers your final chances to partake in this year’s local cinema binge-a-thon… until the best-of-fest program rolls around next weekend at the Uptown. (I’ll of course preview that for you after the festival prizes are announced and the lineup […]

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A drawing of J.R. Binkley

SIFF Take: NUTS!

NUTS! is an exuberant, improbable documentary about a fellow—J. R. Binkley—who claimed to be able to cure impotence by grafting goat testicles onto human ones. Archival footage and fabulous animation (by a different artist for each chapter) intertwine with commentary in a deliciously manipulative narrative that skillfully exposes much about America via the shenanigans of […]

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The Brand New Testament

SIFF 2016: week three highlights

A loving tribute to an alt-cinema master, a buzzy documentary about insect-based cuisine, and a deliriously sacrilegious Euro-satire are among the must-see highlights of SIFF 2016’s final week. DON’T MISS: The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Maddin {6/4 9p Film Center; 6/5 8:30p Film Center} I was introduced to the genius work of filmmaker Guy Maddin […]

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