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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

http://mirziamov.ru 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[...]

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[...]