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Review: ‘The Bookshop’ is like the best classic novels – meant to be savored, not summarized

Mostly, “The Bookshop” is a pretext to watch three great actors do their thing: Emily Mortimer, as the film’s mousy but surprisingly formidable heroine; Patricia Clarkson, as her smiling adversary; …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

Review: Glenn Close creates movie magic in ‘The Wife’

Close owns this movie, from beginning to end; it’s a performance of such intelligence and subtlety that only when the movie is long over do you start wondering about whether …


Stream on Demand: Sean Penn heads a crew of astronauts in new Hulu series ‘The First’

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


Review: Kendrick, Lively make ‘Simple Favor’ a deliciously campy thriller

It’s about as deep as a champagne coupe, but the performers, slick execution and pop-art style make it a delightfully fun and kitschy ride.


Review: ‘White Boy Rick’ a tragic, tender tale of legendary teen drug kingpin

Director Yann Demange crafts an intoxicating world of ’80s Detroit, at once a ghost town and a vibrant scene all its own, and it’s clear why Rick wants in.


Review: ‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’ is a fussy correction to its predecessor

Both films take Laura Hillenbrand’s biography as inspiration and adaptation material, but “Path to Redemption” picks up where Angelina Jolie’s 2014 film faded into text


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:51 a.m.

Reliving Rodin: Jundt Art Museum opens exhibit of works by the father of modern sculpture

The new traveling show, secured by the Jundt with the help of a grant by Spokane Arts, is being offered by the Cantor Foundation as part of last year’s activities …


‘Turnip’ the fun: Jeff Foxworthy, Old Dominion among headliners for Spokane County Interstate Fair

The Spokane County Interstate Fair’s grandstand stage will have a mostly country flair this year.


Review: It’s fun to watch Jennifer Garner’s return to action, but ‘Peppermint’ is no ‘Alias’

How to revive a movie star’s flagging career? Take up guns, obviously. Following in the time-honored tradition of “Taken,” “John Wick,” “Atomic Blonde” and “Death Wish,” Jennifer Garner arms up …


Review: ‘The Nun’ is a total, screaming blast

Step aside, “Halloween.” Forget it, “Paranormal Activity.” Nice try, “Scream.” “The Conjuring” franchise has steadily become the most dependable horror film franchise of late, conquering the box office with good …


Review: ‘God Bless the Broken Road’ a strange Frankenstein’s monster of a film

The growing faith-based film industry is on a quest for content: stories that will connect with audiences, or draw pre-existing ones. Now, there’s the “inspired by a country song” subgenre.


Observing absurdity: Tom Green returns to the Spokane Comedy Club

The comedian says ideas often come to him while he’s out running errands.


Stream on Demand: John Krasinski steps into Jack Ryan’s shoes for Amazon

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


Auction scheduled Saturday to benefit Spokane sculptor Hank Chiappetta

The wood carver and painter is currently battling stage four terminal liver cancer, and a group called Spokane Outlaw Artists is hosting an auction and fundraiser to benefit Chiappetta and …


Review: Dark, confounding ‘Kin’ defies genre

“Kin” is a devastatingly sad and terrible story about two brothers who make bad choices, suffer the consequences and lose the last shreds of family they have left.


Review: ‘Searching’ unravels clever mystery

“Searching” works both as a smart and fascinating thriller and a wonderfully creative way of telling the tale.


Review: ‘Operation Finale’ is a color-by-numbers post-WWII political thriller

The story’s details are truly wild and unbelievable, but the plotting and characters feel rote. Perhaps that’s just overfamiliarity with the story.


Review: It’s a mystery why ‘Papillon’ remake was made

“Papillon,” a remake of the 1973 film about Devil’s Island inmate Henri “Papillon” Charriere, could be described as a prison drama, but it’s probably just as accurate to call the …


Review: McQueen documentary is the best of the many fashion movies this year

There are two Alexander McQueens in “McQueen,” the fascinating documentary portrait of the acclaimed fashion designer, who committed suicide in 2010 at the age of 40.


Review: ‘Puzzle’ is the competitive jigsaw puzzle drama you’ve been waiting for

In “Puzzle,” Kelly Macdonald has finally found a movie that she doesn’t need to steal, because it belongs to her completely.


Review: ‘Little Mermaid’ comes up short of being big fish tale

This live-action romance/drama is a sweet film about love and lore that would have done a lot better in the fall or spring when the box office battles aren’t so …


Review: ‘Alpha’ is simple, but will melt any dog lover’s heart

“Alpha” is an epic adventure tale that tells the story of how humans and dogs came to have the relationship they do, one of devoted companionship and mutual support.


Review: Iko Uwais almost makes ‘Mile 22’ worth it

“Mile 22” is an interesting anomaly in the Berg-Wahlberg exploration of heroism, exploring the darker, shadow side of the archetype. “A killer who looks like a hero, that’s the real …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Stream on Demand: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ makes the leap to home viewing

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


Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a feast for the eyes, emotions

Universally empowering messages don’t always come in such pretty packages, so you’re bound to laugh, cry and simply love “Crazy Rich Asians.”


Movie review: ‘The Meg’ is bigger than ‘Jaws,’ but it has no teeth

Jason Statham plays Jonas Taylor, a disgraced deep-sea-rescue expert who, as it is explained in a prologue, is still living down his decision to abandon several colleagues in the middle …


Gleason Fest: A Q-and-A with the festival’s namesake, Steve Gleason

“When I was diagnosed with ALS, I told our family and friends that I wanted to continue doing the things I love, with the people I love. Gleason Fest is …


‘BlacKkKlansman’ is Spike Lee’s best, and most necessary, movie in years

While not perfect, “BlacKkKlansman” winds up being Spike Lee’s best and most necessary movie in years


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 2:56 p.m.

Stream on Demand: Christie mystery ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ comes to Amazon Prime

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


Movie review: Pups make ‘Dog Days’ worthwhile

“Dog Days” is in some ways a very strange movie, in the way it straddles the worlds of weirdo comedy and family-friendly fare. But ultimately, it’s the pooches who steal …