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Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival offers lighter fare in its 15th year

The festival features “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel,” “Bye Bye Germany” and “Shoelaces.”


Stream On Demand: ‘Eighth Grade’ graduates to Prime

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.


Review: ‘Glass’ is transparently hollow

There’s a dank, dark air that weighs down “Glass,” and it’s only the moments featuring McAvoy where it achieves liftoff. His is a tremendous physical performance, exhausting to watch (imagine …


Review: The movie ‘Roma’ isn’t as good as you’ve heard – it’s even better

With “Roma,” one of our finest filmmakers has delved into an experience uniquely his own to create something that feels simultaneously sui generis and universal, deeply private and instantly recognizable. …


Chris Pratt announces engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger

The actor, who was raised in the Seattle suburb of Lake Stevens, announced the engagement on Instagram.


Bob Whittaker, Krist Novoselic to speak at ‘Return to Mount Kennedy’ screening

The documentary will be screened at the Bing Crosby Theater on Feb. 16.


Review: ‘Ben Is Back’ exquisitely devastating family story for the opiate era

Julia Roberts gives one of her most sensitive and searching performances yet, and her face is her most expressive tool – her wide grin at the sight of her son, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Review: After ‘Moonlight,’ Barry Jenkins finds radiance in ‘Beale Street’

For all the suffering and injustice brought to bear in “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins has made an absolutely gorgeous movie, from his vibrant color palette of saturated …


Review: ‘On the Basis of Sex’ is broad but refreshing look at the origins of the Notorious RBG

It’s refreshing to see a biopic where the wife is the main agent of toil, change and struggle, where the husband is supportive, loving, confident – and cooks dinner, too.


Stream On Demand: ‘Solo’ lands on Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.


Review: It’s a struggle to find the bright side to ‘The Upside’

Kevin Hart’s transition from brattily charming comic persona to serious dramatic cinematic presence isn’t going quite as planned.


‘Aquaman’ continues reign, but ‘Escape Room’ sneaks into 2nd

“Aquaman” is still the champ at the box office three weeks in, but the high-concept thriller “Escape Room” also drew some substantial crowds in its debut weekend.


What to watch for at this Sunday’s Golden Globes

Sunday’s Golden Globes has dramatic movies in comedy-musical categories, song-stuffed ones in drama categories and a host that may win an award, too.


Spokane International Film Festival announces lineup

Tickets for SpIFF, now in its 21st year, are on sale now.


‘Spidey’ sense: Experimental innovation is a superpower for Sony hit ‘Into the Spider-Verse’

Phil Lord and Chris Miller wanted to present the Spidey tale in an all-new visual language, conjuring the feeling of being inside the pages of a living, breathing comic book


Stream on Demand: ‘Leave No Trace,’ ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ lead streaming options

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

Review: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in ‘Holmes & Watson’ a looney-tuned misfire

Too many of the movie’s gags land with a thud. An extended dig at President Trump comes off as smug. An Alan Menken-penned musical number is more clunky than magical. …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

Stream On Demand: Netflix, BBC partner for ‘Watership Down’ adaptation

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.


Review: ‘Vice’ is wild, epic mission to excavate Cheney’s soul

“Vice” is not a “both sides” kind of biopic. It firmly expresses its point of view that Cheney harmed our country forever with his Machiavellian machinations.


‘Aquaman’ outswims ‘Poppins,’ ‘Bumblebee’ with $67.4M debut

In a flood of new releases, “Aquaman” easily swam past “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Bumblebee” to lead the busy pre-Christmas weekend with an estimated $67.4 million over the weekend, according …


Stream on Demand: Holiday movies offer plenty of choices

Find your Christmas home viewing fix on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.


Review: In ‘Second Act,’ J. Lo scams her way to the top, ‘Working Girl’ style

Here’s the quickie review: Good cast, nearly hopeless script. “Second Act” hinges on a significant reveal around the midpoint, and it’s a lulu in the worst way – preposterously coincidental, …


Review: ‘Welcome to Marwen,’ step into a world where figurines help heal

Hogancamp was a talented illustrator before the attack rendered him unable to draw. In retreating to a world of his imagination as a way to exorcise the demons that tormented …


Review: ‘Aquaman’ makes a wildly entertaining, campy splash

This movie is for kids and for those who want to feel like kids at the movies, and this visual extravaganza delivers just that. So come on in, the water’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Stream on Demand: The Boss brings Broadway show to Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Review: Uneven ‘Bumblebee’ gives cuddly alien robot a chance to shine

Downsizing was the only answer for the “Transformers” franchise after 2017’s epic, sprawling “Transformers: The Last Knight.” After five bombastic installments from true gearhead Michael Bay, going bigger simply wasn’t …


Review: ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ seems made for a post-Hillary world

Often, a period piece tells us more about the era in which the film was made than the historical period in question. That is the case with Josie Rourke’s “Mary …


Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ returns, but sequel isn’t practically perfect

There’s no one right way to reboot a beloved property. “Mary Poppins Returns” takes the “ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach when it comes to creating a sequel to the …


Former model reveals she dated Woody Allen at 16, claims she had threesomes with him and Mia Farrow

A former model revealed she was in an eight-year relationship with Woody Allen that started when she was just 16, and says the famed director would arrange marijuana-fueled threesomes with …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

‘Spider-Verse’ swings to the top; ‘Mortal Engines’ tanks

The animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters with an estimated $35.4 million, followed by Clint …