Seattle Film Guide for Jan. 29th: Mel Gibson Journeys to “The Edge of Darkness”
Seattle Film Guide for January 29th
OPENING THIS WEEK
Edge of Darkness Mel Gibson directs himself as a cop who goes on the rampage after his daughter is killed
When in Rome Unpopular girl is beset by suitors after stealing some coins from a love fountain in Rome.
The White Ribbon Bill White reviews it for Seattle PostGlobe
IN LIMITED RELEASE
Police, Adjective (Varsity, Jan 29-Feb 4) Bill White reviews it for Seattle PostGlobe
Sissyboy (Grand Illusion, Jan 29-Feb 4) Bill White reviews it for Seattle PostGlobe
Mystery Team (Central Cinema, Jan.22- Feb 4) “wildly inconsistent, yet possessing a few undeniable moments of awesome” Andrew Wright, The Stranger
Visual Acoustics (NWFF Jan 29-Feb 4) “All of this is so wonderful.” Charles Mudede, The Stranger
REVIVALS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Seattle Art Museum
King of Cool: The Films of Steve McQueen
Thursday Nights Jan 7-March 11
Nevada Smith (January 28, 7:30 pm) Bill White Reviews it for Seattle PostGlobe
The Sand Pebbles (February 4, 7:30 pm) Bill White Reviews it for Seattle PostGlobe
Single-film tickets are $7 for everyone, sold day of show at the auditorium (cash only). Tickets are also available through Scarecrow Video: call 206.524.8554
Sci-Fi on Blu-Ray (Siff Cinema, Jan 28-31)
Thursday, January 28 Double Feature!
Friday, January 29
Sunday, January 31 Double Feature!
Children’s Film Festival Seattle (NWFF, Jan 22-31)
The largest children’s film festival in the Pacific Northwest, Children’s Film Festival Seattle celebrates the best and brightest in international children’s cinema with a 10-day extravaganza of films from more than 25 countries. This year’s edition includes a mind-blowing blend of programs that include live performances, animation, features, shorts, historical films and fantastic hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow.
Beginning with an opening night performance by the renowned performance duo Lelavision—a blend of film, acrobatics, dance, music and science called The Accumulation of Change—the festival will break new ground with more programs than ever, designed to help kids explore the beautiful and complex world around them.
Join us for a celluloid carpet ride around the globe, to see films that are inspiring, magical, one-of-a-kind—and not available on DVD. Crafted by Elizabeth Shepherd, the Film Forum’s Children’s Film Curator, Children’s Film Festival Seattle includes gentle programs for tiny first-time movie-goers, chills and thrills for older, more adventurous viewers and films that will inspire young people to get involved and make a difference. What better way to spend the chilly days of January than to come together in community in our cozy cinemas, to see international films made for the next generation of movie lovers?
Continuing runs at area theaters:
The Blind Side White family takes in a homeless African-American youth and helps him fulfill his dream of playing professional football.
The Book of Eli Bill White reviews it for Seattle PostGlobe
Broken Embraces Bill White reviews it for the Seattle PostGlobe
Crazy Heart Journalist meets broken down has-been, setting him on the road to recovery. jeff Bridges is Oscar meat for his portrayal of a country singer on the booze skids. Its about time he got his statue, as he has been one of this country’s best actors for decades.
Daytrippers ”Daytrippers” is a movie about Willem Defoe being a badass and making vampires explode”Erik Henriksen, The Stranger
“An Education” Novelist Nick Hornby (About a Boy, High Fidelity) has had some of his books turned into successful films. Now he tries his hand at an original screenplay about a young girl manipulated by an older man in swinging London.
Extraordinary Measures Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford fight the medical wing of corporate America.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Bill White reviews it for the Seattle PostGlobe
Invictus Sports and politics in South Africa.
It’s Complicated Meryl Streep and Steve Martin play exes who maintain an amicable relationship until they celebrate their son’s graduation with a return to the conjugal bed.
Legion God sends angels to destroy the human race, with whom he is not well-pleased
The Lovely Bones ”a misguided tribute to the magic of the movies” J. Hoberman, The Weekly
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Education helps a 16-year old African American girl overcome her seedy past.The Princess and the Frog Get a break from 3D and check out this new 2D Disney cartoon
Sherlock Holmes This could be just the ticket for Guy Ritchie fans who have no trouble imagining Jude Law playing Watson to Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock
A Single Man “Major plot points are revealed through intricate bits of cinematic poetry” David Schmader The Stranger
The Spy Next Door “immediately forgettable family entertainment” Melissa Anderson The Weekly
To Save A Life Christian message-movie aimed at teenagers who are interested in school athletics
The Tooth Fairy Hockey player knocks out the teeth of his opponents
A Town Called Panic Bill White reviews it for Seattle PostGlobe
Up in the Air Will “Juno” director Jason Reitman strike out or establish himself with this high-profile George Clooney comedy?
The Young Victoria Paula Nechak reviews it for the Seattle PostGlobe
Youth in Revolt Michael Cera plays Nick Twist in C.D. Payne’s virginity-shedding coming of age story.
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