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Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
Review: In seedy shadows of Disney World, a child tries to make a magic kingdom in ‘The Florida Project’
“The Florida Project,” Sean Baker’s exuberant, ungovernable ode to the innocence and resilience of childhood, takes place in a ramshackle lavender-painted hotel called the Magic Castle, hard by Orlando’s Disney …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Comedian Rebecca Corry continues fighting for her beloved pit bulls
Rebecca Corry left her home of Kent, in the Seattle suburbs, at age 19, bound for Chicago. She lived for nine years in the Windy City, study writing, acting and …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Stream on Demand: ‘Mudbound’ comes from Sundance to Netflix
What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services, for Friday.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4 p.m.
Review: ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ delightful at times, but some beats miss their mark
“Daddy’s Home 2” just might have to meet “A Bad Moms Christmas” outside in the parking lot to rumble over this turf war. Both films are seasonal romps about intergenerational …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
STREAM ON DEMAND: WWII-era thriller ‘Allied’ hits homes
What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, noon
For Spokane poet Kathryn Smith, first collection is a Russian journey into imagination
In “The Book of Exodus,” Kathryn Smith’s poems stand alone, as spare and yet verdant as the wilderness itself. But organized together, the collectoin reads like a harrowing page-turner, as …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Review: In ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ Branagh’s Poirot takes us on a fun ride (until things get bumpy)
The way he tears into the performance, with an elegant vigor, it seems as though Branagh has been waiting his whole life to age into the role of Poirot, clearly …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ forces us to watch the terror
Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos is fixated on dystopian family dynamics and insular cultish groups where reality is tilted off its axis and morphs into a strange, often violent and abusive …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
First Friday: Putting local art on display
Fall is the perfect time to take a brisk walk and hit First Friday’s art show openings.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
10 under $10: Fun to be found that won’t empty your bank account
Our weekly list of 10 things to do that’ll cost $10 or less.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
MAMA BEAR MOXIE: Sanity savings time
I have never been a fan of daylight saving time. I have had my fair share of late nights, early mornings and the occasional being late to church-to-hear- the-very-last -sermon-your- …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Jermaine Fowler says starring in ‘Superior Donuts’ is sweet
Fowler says that working with Judd Hirsch, a comedy veteran at 82 who starred in the classic sitcom “Taxi,” is a blast.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is a delicious blend of meaty action and sublime silliness
When Cate Blanchett, as Hela the Goddess of Death, strides through the treasure storehouse of her father, Odin in “Thor: Ragnarok,” she casts her eye about. One by one, the …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
Review: ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ explores travails of real boy
What Charles Dickens was to Ebenezer Scrooge, what J.M. Barrie was to Peter Pan, the English author A.A. Milne was to Christopher Robin. Each writer published popular tales of iconic …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 6:01 a.m.
Review: Female audiences deserve better than ‘Bad Moms Christmas’
Last time around, a year and change ago, the “Bad Moms” were just a trio of Wine Moms – Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) – …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
Mama Bear Moxie: Choosing to linger
I have a friend who chooses a word to focus on each year. A few years ago her word was “linger” as she was raising 3 little boys with a …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
The 7: Reasons we love Bedtime Stories, Humanities Washington’s annual fundraiser
The format is simple. There are dinner and drinks, then four writers will read works created for the event based on that year’s theme. This year, it’s “Beacon in the …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
Review: The brutal, hauntingly beautiful ‘Walking Out’ puts ‘The Revenant’ to shame
Not a word is spoken in “Walking Out” before we feel we understand its two characters, their relationship and, on some level, the nature of the struggle that lies ahead …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
Review: ‘Thank You for Your Service’ reveals a harrowing veteran experience
“Thank You for Your Service” explores the devastation of PTSD suffered by American soldiers returning home in 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Washington Post journalist David Finkel embedded with a …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
Review: ‘Loving Vincent,’ hand-painted movie about Van Gogh, is exquisite
To tell this story about a mystery surrounding the 1890 death of artist Vincent Van Gogh, filmmakers Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman assembled a cast, found period-appropriate costumes and sets, …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Review: An edgeless satire in George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’
The perfect veneer of 1950s suburban life is just a mask for the deep rot and hypocrisy festering underneath the trimmed lawns in George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” a derivative and somewhat …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
A bright (and animated) Halloween night with Michael Jackson
The story unfolds in a familiar Halloween setting: a haunted mansion. A couple of teens, Vincent and Victoria, are by chance drawn into this mysterious manor on Halloween night. There …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 4 a.m.
The 7: Where to go and what to do in Green Bluff in October
October is one of the busiest months at Green Bluff. The pastoral community northeast of Spokane, home to dozens of small family farms and artisan food and beverage producers, attracts …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Get ready Northern Quest: 10 essential tracks by Naughty by Nature (that aren’t ‘O.P.P.’)
Do you know what “O.P.P.” actually means? And perhaps more importantly, are you down with it?
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Review: In ‘Lucky,’ Harry Dean Stanton plays off real life with his final role
Last month Harry Dean Stanton died at 91, after a lifetime of cigarettes, high living and supporting roles he managed to turn into leads while no one was looking. He …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Review: ‘Only the Brave’ is a touching tribute
Joseph Kosinski’s “Only the Brave” is a deeply moving recounting of the events leading up to the death of 19 firefighters, known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, while trying to …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Review: Andrew Garfield shines as an ordinary man who became a disability-rights champion in ‘Breathe’
Commissioned by his son, producer Jonathan Cavendish – who plays a minor role in the film – and directed by Jonathan Cavendish’s business partner, actor Andy Serkis, the movie has …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
Movie review: ‘Mark Felt’ is no ‘All the President’s Men’
Liam Neeson is pitch-perfect as Felt, a tall, distinguished-looking man with perfectly combed gray hair, a cool, resolute attitude and a deep voice.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Review: Weak political elements take punch out of ‘Geostorm’
Director Dean Devlin and co-writer Paul Guyot have taken a passable action film and buried it under a tsunami of political muck. Politics can work – even in an action …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Review: ‘The Snowman’ is a jumbled nonsensical mess
It has everything: a star-studded cast, a blockbuster best-selling Scandinavian murder novel by Jo Nesbx, and three time Oscar winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker. So why is “The Snowman” such a …