Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Vanished Empire: Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll never looked so smart

Take one 18 year old guy who loves girls, jeans, beer, and rock-n-roll music; add a couple of buddies, a bleak home-front in flux, a potent blend of teenage angst/ennui, and the requisite beautiful girl: what do you get? You … Continue reading

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Best of the Decade

The best films I saw in the past ten years tended to be light on plot, heavy on texture and mood, and usually gorgeously photographed. Films include ones with strange worlds-within-worlds fictions, dreamlike stories, and a high kind of comedy … Continue reading

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A brief word on Perry Lorenzo

The Seattle arts community has suffered a deep loss with the death of Seattle Opera’s Perry Lorenzo. Please take a moment to read this memorial. You just might recognize the face from Perry’s many introductions of our opera and music … Continue reading

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We are hiring!

House Manager Northwest Film Forum seeks a house manager for front of the house, box office, concessions and public areas. This is an important position in a busy arts organization in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The right candidate will have … Continue reading

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Top 10 of 2009

I should make it perfectly clear that most of these titles won’t be released until 2010, but here’s my 10 best of 2009. Mind you I’m full of superlatives for these, all cullled from films that I saw for the … Continue reading

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Screening of the other Yes Men movie at the Henry

For everyone who, like me, didn’t get enough of the Yes Men a couple weeks ago when we played The Yes Men Save the World, don’t miss this screening of the first Yes Men movie at the Henry Art Gallery. … Continue reading

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Original 1969 reviews of “Once Upon a Time in the West” and “True Grit”

Better late than never! Click for bigger images. Credit: Film Quarterly v. 23 no. 1 (Fall 1969) p. 57 Once Upon a Time in the West Variety Staff.  Variety Review Database.  New York:Jan 1969. Copyright Reed Business Information, a division … Continue reading

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Stasiland, 20 years after: an essay by Tom Tangney

Many thanks to KIRO’s Tom Tangney for his permission to re-post this essay in connection with our ongoing Divided Cinema series (which runs through this Wednesday, December 16).  Tom was among a handful of American journalists who visited Berlin in … Continue reading

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Original 1969 articles about “True Grit”

It’s the last weekend of 69!  And what better way to go out than with two monumental westerns? I found some great original reviews of both True Grit and Once Upon a Time in the West, but alas, was out … Continue reading

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December’s Indigenous Showcase: Raven Tales

Please join Longhouse Media in partnership with National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project and Northwest Film Forum for the December Indigenous Showcase on Saturday December 19th at 5pm at the Northwest Film Forum for the screening of Raven Tales! Raven … Continue reading

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