Where You Are Is Not Who You Are: A rags-to-riches memoir of a Black female CEO

Where You Are Is Not Who You Are: A rags-to-riches memoir of a Black female CEO

WHERE YOU ARE IS NOT WHO YOU ARE URSULA M. BURNS © 2021 Amistad $27.99 / $34.99 Canada 240 pages Start small, plan big. You don't have to have much for the former, just a little love and a place to launch. The latter, though, that takes some work. You h

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Entertaining Retreat a horrific weekend of catharsis and survival

Entertaining Retreat a horrific weekend of catharsis and survival

Renee (Tommie-Amber Pirie) and Valerie (Sarah Allen) set out on a road trip to a secluded cabin in the woods for a shindig with a couple of friends about to tie the knot. The two have been dating for some time, and they're at that point in their relations

Malevolent Djinn lacking in magic

Malevolent Djinn lacking in magic

Even though it carries an R rating, The Djinn would be a pretty decent "gateway horror" flick for older kids who enjoy reading the works of Alvin Schwartz or R.L. Stine. Set in 1989, the film follows Dylan Jacobs (Ezra Dewey), a mute 12-year-old who has j

Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival delivers excellence in its 16th year

Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival delivers excellence in its 16th year

As a film lover of a Transgender experience, it was hard not to enjoy the diverse offerings and events this year at Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, produced by Three Dollar Bill Cinema, the geniuses behind the annual Seattle Queer Film Fe

Spiral a gruesomely familiar 'Jigsaw' puzzle

Spiral a gruesomely familiar 'Jigsaw' puzzle

Like a combination of a grimy 1990s police procedural and the long-running series of horror films from which it is spun off that helped bring the term "torture porn" into the cinematic lexicon, Spiral: From the Book of Saw is a mixed bag of gruesomely blo

Frustrating Wrath of Man a violently ambitious misfire

Frustrating Wrath of Man a violently ambitious misfire

Guy Ritchie's Wrath of Man has a lot going for it. The film reteams the director with star Jason Statham for the first time in 15 years, and the actor responds by giving his best, most broodingly intense performance in ages. It offers up punchy, well-chor

Queens to the rescue! Drag Race trailblazer GottMik previews the latest edition of 'Drive 'N Drag'

Queens to the rescue! Drag Race trailblazer GottMik previews the latest edition of 'Drive 'N Drag'

Fun is finally returning to the Seattle area! The latest, much-anticipated "Drive 'N Drag" event debuts this weekend at the Southcenter Mall parking lot.

Punchy Without Remorse is an action-filled throwback

Punchy Without Remorse is an action-filled throwback

Amazon Prime Video After his wife and unborn child are murdered and he is critically injured in an assassination attempt, decorated Navy SEAL Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) is determined to find out who wanted him dead and why. After completing

Book Review: Take a load off with Laundry Love, a helpful, personal guide

Book Review: Take a load off with Laundry Love, a helpful, personal guide

LAUNDRY LOVE: FINDING JOY IN A COMMON CHORE PATRIC RICHARDSON WITH KARIN B. MILLER Flatiron Books $25.99 / $34.99 Canada 185 pages

Music of Bees a pleasant buzz with no sting

Music of Bees a pleasant buzz with no sting

An Oregon spring always put Alice Holtzman in a good mood.

New Mortal Kombat a brutal and bloody disappointment

New Mortal Kombat a brutal and bloody disappointment

There is a moment in the new Mortal Kombat where I wished I could have watched the film in a sold-out auditorium on opening night. There's this beat that happens right before the titanic confrontation everyone has been waiting for. An iconic catchphrase i

Quietly intimate Limbo a humorously truthful marvel

Quietly intimate Limbo a humorously truthful marvel

Limbo sticks with you long after the screen fades to black. For my part, I knew I enjoyed the sophomore feature-length outing by writer-director Ben Sharrock (Pikadero); I just didn't realize how much until a couple of days later. I couldn't get facets of

Trust and collaboration: Filmmaker Ben Sharrock on rising to the challenge with his hard-hitting refugee drama Limbo

Trust and collaboration: Filmmaker Ben Sharrock on rising to the challenge with his hard-hitting refugee drama Limbo

Ben Sharrock's Limbo is a work of ethereal beauty. Funny, charming, moving, tragic, and emotionally pure, this marvelous gem of an immigration drama is as irresistible as it is unforgettable.