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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

‘Lion King’ memories: Spokane actor Dan Donohue looks back on his long run behind Scar’s mask

The 1984 Lewis & Clark High School graduate portrayed Scar for more than 1,700 performances, an experience he recalls with profound fondness.


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. …


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.


First Friday: 28 venues offering free entertainment

Here’s a mental-health boosting, local arts-supporting New Year’s Resolution you can feel good about: Attend more First Friday Downtown Arts Walks in 2019.


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.


Dodson’s gathers talented friends for a final First Friday show

The downtown jewelry store is closing after 130 years in business and taking its eclectic gallery space with them.


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.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 3:37 p.m.

Sing with Bing: A playlist of favorite Bing Crosby holiday tunes

We all know the image: A smiling Bing Crosby, wearing a Santa hat and a bow tie of holly leaves, looking out at us from a snow-white background. It’s the …


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 …


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.


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: 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 …


Review: There’s a lot going on in ‘Vox Lux.’ But what is it trying to say?

“Vox Lux” is frustrating as it remains obtuse – and one has to wonder if that opacity is covering up that there’s nothing much at all going on here.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Theater review: ‘Waitress’ mixes up a delicious confection for theater fans

Take flavors that are sweet and tart, like a good key lime. Mix it with characters well worn and comfortable. Stir in a dash of vinegar for some bite. Bake …


Review: Willem Dafoe is an impassioned van Gogh in this fascinating yet frustrating ‘At Eternity’s Gate’

Despite being 25 years older than van Gogh was when he died, Dafoe delivers an impassioned and believable performance, his deeply lined face capturing the mix of agony and ecstasy …


Review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ injects new life, joy into franchise

“Spider-Man” is the superhero franchise that may suffer the most from reboot fatigue. In the past 16 years, there have been six Spider-Man movies starring three different actors as Peter …


Review: Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz fight to be ‘The Favourite’ in a juicy royal comedy

“The Favourite” is all about brutality with a veneer of civility. The subtext is that there was a limited amount of power to go around 300 years ago in England …


Two local girls make their stage debut in ‘Waitress’

Two local 4-year-old girls – Remy Reith, of Cheney, and Brooklyn Wells, Spokane – will make their stage debut when the national tour of the Broadway hit “Waitress” comes to …


Stream on Demand: Clever but little seen ‘Killing Eve’ now on Hulu

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