Film Reviews

Here You Go: 6 Movies from Local Sightings Film Festival, Reviewed

Five documentaries—and one long-lost local classic—are coming to Northwest Film Forum.

09/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Film Letters

Where'd You Go, Bernadette Is Not Quite a Wreck

Maria Semple's novel is now a movie starring Cate Blanchett, and we have qualms.

08/16/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Cinema

SIFF 2019 Review Roundup May 29–June 5

This week in PNW premieres: all-male burlesque, a recovered silent film, and a documentary on homelessness.

05/29/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Movie Review

What Is the Point of Netflix’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile?

Yeah, casting Zac Efron as Ted Bundy is silly. But there are deeper problems.

05/07/2019 By Stefan Milne

Film Review

'Ender's Game' Sacrifices Story in the Name of Crowd-pleasing Adventure

The big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi novel trades nuance for thrills.

11/01/2013 By Jessie Beebe

Film Review

The Muddled Thrills of 'The Counselor'

Cormac McCarthy and Ridley Scott's new film delivers the thrills but lacks clarity.

10/25/2013 By Zosha Millman

Film

Review: The Shallow Intellectual Waters of 'Jobs'

Kutcher tries to capture the Apple founder's essence, but the script just isn't there.

08/16/2013 By Mike Lydon

Film Fan

3 Summer Anti-Blockbusters to See in June

Not a single explosion in sight.

06/07/2013 By Laura Dannen

Screen Style

Go See: Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

Matthew Miele's documentary about the iconic New York City department store is in Seattle through June 2.

05/30/2013 By Abiola Akanni

Film Review

Bloody Bloody 'Django Unchained'

America's slavery history as an exploitation flick? Quentin Tarantino gives it a shot, with mixed results.

12/25/2012 By Matthew Halverson

Film Review

'Les Misérables' Soars to New Heights in Cry-Singing

Do you hear the people sob, sobbing the songs of unhappy men? It is the music of a people who will not be dry-eyed again.

12/20/2012 By Allison Williams

Film Review

'The Hobbit' Trilogy Is Off to a Slow Start

Reminder: This isn't Lord of the Rings.

12/14/2012 By Laura Dannen

Film

Review: Spielberg, Day-Lewis in Top Form with 'Lincoln'

Stars align for this brilliant historical drama.

11/09/2012 By Laura Dannen

Film Review

Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love Is Like a Fiat 500

There’s not much there.

07/06/2012 By Laura Dannen

Film Review

Pixar’s First Leading Lady Is Brave, but Not Very Clever

The simple story lacks the wit we’ve come to expect from the studio.

06/22/2012 By Laura Dannen

Film Review

Hunger Games: Not Just Another Teen Movie

Director Gary Ross starts the trilogy off with a winning nail-biter.

03/22/2012 By Laura Dannen

Film Review

In Chronicle, Should We Have Sympathy for the Devil?

Today’s antihero is a teen with superpowers who ransacks Seattle.

02/03/2012 By Matthew Halverson