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Burns, Novick explore the legend of Hemingway

Above: Author Ernest Hemingway hard at work. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons) Miniseries review: "Hemingway," directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novice, narrated by Peter Coyote, featuring the voice...

A bit of Broadway comes to Spokane - again

(Photo/West Coast Entertainment) Like most people, I’ve only rarely been lucky enough to attend a stage show in New York. Not only are the tickets expensive, they’re hard to score. M...

Bigger screen beckons: Magic Lantern opens Friday

(Photo/Spokesman-Review) In one way or another, coping with the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on pretty much everyone. It’s been especially hard on small businesses, those mom-and-pop opera...

Change of pace works well for comic actor Odenkirk

Above: Bob Odenkirk stars in the action/revenge movie "Nobody." (Photo/Universal Pictures) If you know the name Bob Odenkirk at all, it’s likely because of his comedy chops. Once a ...

Look beyond the bold face for real quality viewing

Above: "That Thing You Did!" is available for streaming on Amazon Prime. (Photo/20th Century Fox) My first real look at the business of advertising came in the early 1970s when I read a b...

Sun Valley Film Festival goes online April 14-18

Above: "The Good Lord Bird," starring Ethan Hawke, will screen as part of the 2021 Sun Valley Film Festival. (Photo/Showtime) Here’s another reminder that the Seattle International ...

SIFF 2021 offers its own virtual world vision

Those who regularly attend film festivals know that Seattle’s annual movie orgy, the Seattle International Film Festival, is something special. Dating back to 1976, the festival attracts film...

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’: a movie for our time

It always seems that times of crises lead to a specific kind of monster movie. For example, in 1933 – four years after the infamous stock market crash and well into the Great Depression &ndas...

Different ways to describe April Netflix offerings

Photo: Idris Elba stars in "Concrete Cowboy," which will stream on Netflix beginning on Friday. (Photo: Netflix) Maybe it’s because I woke up this morning in a bad mood. Or maybe it...