Archive | Uptown Cinemas


See Bob Forrest (+ Thelonious Monster!) at the Uptown this Thursday {10/27}

Stock up on those tissue boxes! SIFF announced today that the new documentary Bob and the Monster is coming to the Uptown on October 27. If you don't know who Bob Forrest is, you either never saw any live show footage from the 80s and 90s, or you never watched Celebrity Rehab. Both of which […]

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Celebrate SIFF's Grand Reopening of the Uptown with Favorite Films {10/20-10/27}

I would like to take this moment to announce that I think SIFF purchasing the Uptown Cinemas and rescuing them from languishing in certain doom is the best thing that they have ever done, ever. EVER.  Okay, now that I have that out of the way – let's get to the good stuff. The Uptown […]

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Winter's Bone

{Winter’s Bone opened in Seattle on Friday, June 25 and is currently playing at The Guild 45th and Uptown Cinemas} This affecting human drama focuses on headstrong teen Ree Dolly’s journey to track down her missing father through a poverty-stricken world of close-knit kin, gangster-like politics, burnt down meth labs and above all: deep, dark […]

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Please Give

Contrary to the subdued tone of the rest of the film, Nicole Holofcener’s Please Give opens with a series of naked women’s breasts being arranged on uncomfortable mammogram machines. From there, the Director and Writer moves into more familiar territory: complex characters trying to get through their issues without hurting themselves, or more likely, someone […]

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SIFF Take: Cairo Time

I wasn’t sure what to expect going in to Cairo Time, given that it was billed as a “will they or won’t they” romantic comedy, but I left extremely satisfied. Editor and journalist Juliet (played by the magnificent Patricia Clarkson) is in Cairo awaiting a vacation with her husband Mark, whose arrival is unfortunately delayed […]

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Three Imaginary Films to see: Tarantino violence, Paul Giamatti brilliance, and a Travolta impersonator

Inglorious Basterds: I’m a total Tarantino devotee, so of course I’ve been waiting for this thing FOREVER and am super-excited it’s finally here. I’m a little unsure about the casting, but I’m willing to give it a chance. QT hasn’t disappointed me yet (I’m one of those people who loves Jackie Browne), and I’m definitely […]

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