The best and latest film and TV writing from The Stranger

Obsessed by Northwest

Why David Schmader Watched Every Single Movie Ever Filmed in Washington and Oregon

Good as Hell

Legendary Drone Band Earth Finally Receives Their Hero’s Welcome

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Film/TV Mar 10 11:39 AM

The True Meaning of Communism in Last of Us

You Can’t Escape It, Even in the Zombie Apocalypse

Film/TV Mar 3 3:33 PM

Pest Friends Forever

Lizzie Gottlieb's New Documentary Examines the Maddening, Endearing Friendship Between an Editor and Writer

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Film/TV Mar 3 3:04 PM

The Best TV Series Right Now Is Chinese

Ignore Disney's The Mandalorian, Watch China Central Television's Three-Body

Film/TV Feb 14 2:12 PM

Somebody I Used to Know Is a Polyamory Bait Switch

Also Swapping, Oregon Plays Washington in This Charming Romantic Comedy

Film/TV Jan 17 5:37 PM

M3GAN Is a Seattle Gay Icon

But the Synthetic Star Is Also a Terrible Warning of What’s Soon to Come

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News Jan 13 10:51 AM

More Women Accuse YouTuber Andrew Callaghan of Sexual Misconduct and Assault

His Lawyer Won’t Let Us Publish Her Response on His Behalf

HUMP Dec 29 4:07 PM

Here's the 2023 HUMP! Film Festival Lineup!

Get Your Tickets Now, Early-Bird Pricing Only Available Through December 31!

Film/TV Dec 19 4:00 PM

A Movie That Feels like a Movie

Avatar: The Way of Water Is Peak Immersive Filmmaking

Film/TV Dec 19 3:11 PM

Those Who Love Kindred the Novel Will Certainly Hate Kindred the TV Series

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Missed What Made Octavia Butler's Book Such a Compelling Philosophical Story

Film/TV Dec 7 3:45 PM

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Dances With Darkness

Brilliant Northwest-Made Animation, Masterful Narrative Reworking, but Could Have Gone Harder on the Fascism

Film/TV Nov 29 1:38 PM

Tonight Is Your Last Chance to See Glass Onion in Theaters, and You Absolutely Should

All the Twists upon Twists Are Best Experienced on the Big Screen

Film/TV Nov 18 10:54 AM

Andrew Callaghan Comes Home

Seattle's Favorite YouTube Documentarian Previewed His Upcoming Documentary This Place Rules at the Crocodile

Film/TV Nov 14 3:07 PM

Wakanda Forever Is Artistically Not as Strong as Black Panther, but It's Politically More Radical

A History Lesson Lurks Below the Explosions, Clashing Swords, and Other Superhero Spectacles

Film/TV Nov 11 3:58 PM

Wakanda Forever's Promising Setup Fizzles

But the Film Does Get Some Things Right, Including How It Handles the Death of Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman