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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 …


Winnie the Pooh brings his surprising wisdom to the silly, slapsticky ‘Christopher Robin’

The movie gets one big thing very right: the Zen-like wisdom of Pooh, who is fond of uttering such things as “I always get to where I’m going by walking …


Preu named music director of Maine orchestra

Starting with the 2019-20 season, Preu will serve a three-year term as music director of the Portalnd Symphony Orchestra.


Review: ‘Darkest Minds’ has juicy political metaphors, despite thin concept

Although the film is rather choppy and never ascends to the levels summited by Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen, there are still plenty of juicy political metaphors to chew on.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Mixed mediums: At August First Friday, a variety of styles are on display for art walkers

August’s First Friday highlights include Jim Bauer at Avenue West, Louise and Chemyn Kodis at Fellow Coworking and Haley Waddington at Marmot.


Review: ‘Eighth Grade’ has given us a new iconic teenage heroine for the ages

“Eighth Grade” takes place during the last week of middle school, as the pimply, perpetually slouching Kayla says goodbye to her childhood and warily takes the next steps toward bona …


Movie review: McKinnon is “The Spy Who Dumped Me’s” secret weapon

Thank goodness for McKinnon, who launches this middling material to greater heights through her own sheer will. Now that’s a superpower.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Stream On Demand: We spy the final season of ‘The Americans’ on Prime

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


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

10 under $10

Our picks for things to do on the cheap, July 27-Aug. 2


Review: ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ is fractured yet satisfying

One might look at the film about a quadriplegic man who becomes a cartoonist and think it’s about his disabling injury, the way the catastrophic accident took away his life. …


Rising country star Cody Johnson hits the Knit on Saturday

Johnson was born and raised in Sebastopol, a Texas town of fewer than 500 people. He credits his small-town beginnings with fostering the down-to-earth attitude that he maintains despite his …


Review: ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ is wacky DC Comics fun

“Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” is a deliriously demented and gleeful skewering of DC Comics characters, superhero movies and Hollywood in general that’s one long inside joke – with …


Review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ is pure action with gasp-worthy stunts

Here’s hoping they never stop making “Mission: Impossible” movies. For as long as Cruise can defy death, age and the normal laws of physics, they should keep making them. For …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Review: Daring ‘Whitney’ shares harrowing truths about the legendary singer

Oscar-winning documentarian Kevin Macdonald’s “Whitney” is daring both emotionally and aesthetically, and although it is his interpretation, it gets to a kind of truth about Houston the public has never …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Stream on Demand: ‘Orange’ gets maximum security on Netflix, ‘Castle Rock’ debuts on Hulu

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


City of words: ‘I am a Town’ project brings poetry to Spokane streets

In a dozen spots throughout the city, passers-by can come across fragments from poems about Spokane places, matched to the particular locations to which the poems refer. The public arts …


Review: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ is escapist fluff of the highest order

Go ahead and treat yourself to this raucous seaside summer confection, you deserve it.


Review: ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ is clever, but too real to be fun

The storytelling craft of “Unfriended: Dark Web” is fascinating to watch, as it unspools entirely on Facebook, Skype, FaceTime and other modes of communication on a computer screen. But as …


Review: ‘Three Identical Strangers’ is the implausible-yet-true story of long-lost triplets

The tricky, twisty structure of this documentary, a scientific and philosophical inquiry by way of a detective story, suggests a joyous earthquake followed by a series of grim, unsettling aftershocks.


Review: ‘The Equalizer 2’ coasts on Washington’s charms

Washington is the best thing about “The Equalizer 2.” Which is slightly unfair, because he’s usually the best thing in any movie he’s in, but he really keeps this one …


X-Ambassadors use stage to take a stand on the issues

When X Ambassadors play the Knitting Factory on Saturday, Spokane audiences can expect to hear new music. The soulful alt-rock trio – lead vocalist Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, and …


Stream on Demand: ‘Snowden’ gets Prime spot, ‘Certain Women’ go to Netflix

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


Review: The ‘Nelson Mandela of couture’ finally gets his due in this admiring new documentary

Talley, it turns out, merits admiration not only for his intellect, work ethic and ability to contextualize fashion within history, literature, visual art and music, but for the exacting eye …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

Review: ‘Leave No Trace’ finds beauty in unstable life in the wilderness

Debra Granik has built an impeccable oeuvre, a trio of narrative films featuring women surviving a hardscrabble existence, and a documentary about a man reckoning with his wartime past. In …


Review: Stunning ‘Sorry To Bother You’ poised to become most talked-about movie of the summer

With a thrumming punk-rap hybrid soundtrack by his group The Coup, and a daring, confrontational vision, Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You” will at once delight and rattle you to your …


Review: Johnson pulls off gritty performance in ‘Skyscraper’

“Skyscraper” is standard issue, but it makes for a compelling entry in the story of Johnson’s stardom, and his total Hollywood domination.