Archive for May, 2014

Review: Blueberry Soup

— by BEV QUESTAD — Blueberry soup, often served cold on New Year’s Day, is high in anti-oxidants. Tradition says it cleanses and purifies the system. Hopefully, this metaphor will eventually prove an accurate description for the ground-breaking constitutional experiment in Iceland. In [...]

LEGO Ninjago movie set for Sept. 23, 2016

Expanding the LEGO brand’s cinema universe, Warner Bros. Pictures has slated the animated 3D action adventure “Ninjago” for release on Sept. 23, 2016. “Ninjago” is The LEGO Group’s popular ninja-inspired line of building sets and minifigures that have gained their own legion of fans. The[...]

Review: 40 Days of Silence

— by RON WILKINSON — Screened at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival, Saodat Ismailova’s “Chilla” came as a surprise to an audience expecting the Indian crime thriller “Monsoon Shootout.” As the SIFF staff pointed out, “this is no Monsoon Shootout.” Indeed, Ismailo[...]

Review: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

— by RON WILKINSON — Emerging director Sam Fleischner is able to put his dozen-plus lenser creds to good use in this surrealistic yet grounded narrative of a boy lost in the New York subways. Winner of a Special Jury Mention for Best Narrative Feature at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, t[...]

Review: Half of a Yellow Sun

— by BEV QUESTAD — In the beginning, two beautiful women are dining at a stately dinner in their luxurious family home. In a seeming eyeblink, they are caught in the tightening vise of a desperate civil war. This is a harrowing story of imperialism and the now-familiar pattern of events [...]

The Fault In Our Stars: New Trailer

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Novels turned film, as anybody who knows me will tell you, are one of my biggest pet peeves. It’s not logically acceptable for time constraint purposes, setting purposes, and a varying degree of other factors to be taken into consideration. It’s a task th[...]

Jimi: All is By My Side: Trailer

— by BEV QUESTAD — If you would like to experience a resurrected Jimi Hendrix, it’s possible. The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is presenting John Ridley’s “Jimi: All is By My Side” at its magical opening night gala on May 15, 2014. Ridley’s film is a shocking biop[...]

Review: The Double

— by RON WILKINSON — Writer/director Richard Ayoade follows up his well-received “Submarine” with a gutsy adaptation of Dostoevsky’s redoubtable novel. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska, “The Double” trots out a remarkable cast of famous actors, even more rema[...]