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Stream On Demand: Marvel demands some buzz with ‘Ant-Man’ sequel

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


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Review: In the current political climate, ‘The Oath’ is a frustrating watch

Ike Barinholtz makes his directorial debut with a politically charged comedy that’s sort of a satire, designed to wring wry laughs out of our deeply divided political state. But in …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Review: Amandla Stenberg shines in powerful ‘The Hate U Give’

While there are moments where “The Hate U Give” could use more restraint, what it proves is restraint is ill-advised when it comes to sharing your voice, and your truth.


Violinist Shlomo Mintz to perform Mendelssohn concerto with GU orchestra

Kevin Hekmatpanah, Gonzaga’s orchestra director, said the Mendelssohn concerto is “an absolute delight,” that showcases the virtuosity of the soloist.


Matthew Ball, YouTube’s ‘Boogie Woogie Kid,’ performing at Wallace High School

“Boogie Woogie Kid” You Tube sensation, Matthew Ball, is coming to perform at Wallace High School.


Review: Mountain-climbing documentary ‘Free Solo’ is breaking box-office records because it’s great

“Free Solo,” from the directors of “Meru,” chronicles the exploits of champion climber Alex Honnold, whose specialty is scrambling up mountains and virtually any vertical plane without benefit of equipment …


Review: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ lacks substance, but it’s beautiful to watch

With a dazzling array of stars playing shady characters with murky pasts, one character in the film truly stands out: the El Royale itself, a sparkling midcentury gem of a …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Review: It’s impossible not to fall in love with the stars of ‘A Star Is Born’

A star has indeed been born: Bradley Cooper as auteur, who takes his chance to say what he wants to say and simply knocks it out of the park.


Review: Ethan Hawke’s musical biopic ‘Blaze’ introduces an unsung genius

Foley isn’t a household name; he’s best known as the subject of Townes Van Zandt’s song “Blaze’s Blues” and Lucinda Williams’s “Drunken Angel.” But Foley comes charmingly, roaringly, maddeningly into …


Review: ‘I Am Not A Witch’ is a remarkable, strange and politically potent first film

The story it tells centers on Shula, a 8-year-old orphan who, having been accused of witchcraft, is banished to a rural “witch camp” where women many decades older than her …


Review: ‘Venom’ is a fun, fascinating mess

Superhero fatigue got you down? Tired of the same old bland Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings? A dose of “Venom” could be just the right antidote.


Review: Modern take on ‘Little Women’ is faithful to a fault

While it seems like a fun idea to update the trials and travails of the March sisters, dragging the story into the 20-teens shows just how of its era “Little …


Stream On Demand: ‘Solo’ flies onto home screens

Also new for home viewing this week: “King Learn” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”


Review: ‘Night School’ makes the grade, but just barely

For years, putting feisty comic Kevin Hart across from any movie star would automatically light a fire underneath an otherwise middling comedy. He was the magic ingredient, the spice that …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

Review: ‘Smallfoot’ is predictable, but the journey makes it worth watching

The story is actually “Bigfoot,” but it hinges on a clever reversal of perspective, centering on a tribe of Yetis in the Himalayas who fear the dreaded unknown creature known …


In ‘Assassination Nation,’ teen women gun for empowerment

“Assassination Nation” peaks early, with a funny prologue full of helpful trigger warnings about impending sex, violence, racism, and threats to the “fragile male ego.”


Review: The cogs never quite fit together in ‘The House With a Clock in its Walls’

Despite all the rich elements – the fantastic cast, the wonderfully detailed production and costume design, an oddball family story of black sheep finding each other – there’s something missing …


Review: Unreliable storytelling makes ‘Life Itself’ lose all meaning

It’s difficult to discuss what “Life Itself” is exactly about, because the film, written and directed by “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman, is such a twisty, tangled narrative that …


Movie review: In ‘Fahrenheit 11/9,’ less would have been more for Moore

As much as Moore loves making fun of Trump any chance he gets, in “11/9” he has truly the knives out for Obama and establishment Democrats.


Review: ‘Pick of the Litter’ will charm you with its guide dogs in training

The documentary reveals something deeply moving, between the cute-puppy moments: the bond between dogs and their humans, and the everyday miracle the trained dogs bring.


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

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 …


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

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.