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Oct 23, 2014 cineaste commented on Second Fifty Shades Trailer Released.
I've had a man-crush on Paul Mercurio since first seeing him in "Strictly Ballroom".
Sep 19, 2013 cineaste commented on Prisoners: A Film About a Crime That Seems Almost Impossible to Solve. have pleasures-in-store. Take his most recent, Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language film, INCENDIES, for retrospection. Proceed backwards to 2009's POLYTECHNIQUE. Both available on Blu-Ray. Keep an eye out for ENEMY, premiering this year near-simultaneously with PRISONERS at TIFF.

Director Denis Villeneuve is worth getting to know better.
Jul 15, 2013 cineaste commented on On Italian Food in Burien.
I second "tacky's" recommendation about Filiberto's. At their former location closer to SeaTac, they even had an outdoor bocce ball playing area.
Apr 23, 2013 cineaste commented on Thank Seattle's Corporate Overlords for This Year's Fireworks.
"...a new fireworks company is contracted to put on a 20-minute show at a lower cost." " will be a different show, but will be just as good."

Goodbye Pyro Spectaculars! Hello cheaper alternative!
Nov 13, 2012 cineaste commented on Petraeus: So Far, Nothing More Than a Soap Opera.
I so agree with you, Brendan.

I clipped that NYT article about the CIA report and carried it around with me yesterday so friends would have a chance to read it. I also was talking a lot about Venice.

On the other hand, all of this Petraeus news has fallen on my deaf ears.
Nov 4, 2012 cineaste commented on Voting in Florida, as Always, Is a Clusterfuck.
If all 50 states simplified presidential elections by allowing mail-in voting, the beleaguered USPS would raise $70 million dollars in the sale of stamps alone! Is there a downside?
Oct 30, 2012 cineaste commented on Conservatives Target State Senator Who Was a Key Vote for Marriage Equality; Senator Ed Murray Calls for Reinforcements.
I'm not usually a single-issue voter or supporter of particular candidates. However, for this legislator and her courageous vote on marriage equality earlier this year, I did just send $100 to her campaign.
Aug 8, 2012 cineaste commented on The King Cat Theater Looks to Be Closed.
Like many others, it's where I first encountered the third kind and met the man who would be king. I also went in there to go out of africa. But my fondest memory is of seeing Sigur Ros there for the first time!
Aug 6, 2012 cineaste commented on Man Says He Was Kicked Off Seattle Ferris Wheel for a Gay Kiss; The Ferris Wheel Company Says He Was Kicked Off for Being "Obnoxious".
$50 for the VIP gondola? For that much money, not to mention the glass floor, I would feel entitled to put my feet up on the seat opposite me (unless strangers were sitting there already). As for leather, it's just the kind of material that wouldn't be damaged by someone's feet. Ottomans are often made of leather, for crying out loud!

Back to that glass floor. It's a slightly unnerving sensation and does prompt some people to "distrust" it at first. You might very well feel the instinct to put your feet on the seat opposite.

And the "VIP experience" at $100 per couple? I would expect the TV to work. I would expect to be able to raise my foot and place it on a leather seat. Hell, at Mariner's games and in movie theatres, people put their legs and feet up on unoccupied seats in front of them every day!

I find nothing "obnoxious" in the description of Jacobs' behavior supplied by Griffith whatsoever.
Jul 17, 2012 cineaste commented on Did Romney Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Do Business with the Chinese Mob?.
Rachel devoted her opening segment in last night's broadcast to this very story and, as usual, her approach to and explication of its significance was illuminating.