<i>Three Identical Strangers</i> tells of triplets separated at birth, and the implications of their reunion

Three Identical Strangers tells of triplets separated at birth, and the implications of their reunion

Bobby, Eddy and David were triplets, born in New York in 1961 to a single mother who gave them up for adoption.

A father and daughter test their bond in the affecting Leave No Trace

At first, Will seems like a good father. Leave No Trace begins with Will (Ben Foster) on what looks like it could be an extended camping trip with his 13-year-old daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), sleeping in a tent in the woods, starting fires with flint and steel, catching rainwater to drink, cooking up mushrooms they find among the trees.

The documentary The Gospel According to André sings the praises of a style icon

I knew next to nothing about André Leon Talley, the fashion writer and influencer who's the subject of the documentary The Gospel According to André, as I walked into the theater. Consider it a consequence of my general ignorance about the world of haute couture.

The musical indie dramedy Hearts Beat Loud is charming but slight

There's nothing hip about the sanitized, gentrified Brooklyn portrayed in Hearts Beat Loud, and the same applies to Brett Haley's cozy greeting card of a movie.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a palate cleanser for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

After laying waste to literally half of all sentient life in Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes a bit of a breather in Ant-Man and the Wasp, a breezy and mostly fun adventure for the low-level superheroes who use high-tech suits to shrink and grow by extreme proportions.

The Chekhov Challenge: The Seagull is a noble attempt at translating a literary great to the big screen

Translating a stage play to the big screen already has its built-in complications, but adapting the work of a figure as towering as Anton Chekhov is a whole other minefield to navigate. Chekhov's work can seem talky and dense in the wrong hands, and so many of his narrative innovations have since become overworked conventions.

Stranger than Fiction: American Animals grapples with an outlandish true story

The lines between fact and fiction don't so much blur as entirely cease to exist in Bart Layton's equally entertaining and confounding documentary-narrative hybrid American Animals. Layton's first feature, 2012's The Imposter, similarly explored the slippery space between truth and lies, but it was more clearly a documentary, despite its ethereal, haunting cinematic style and frequent use of re-enactments.

As TAG hits Spokane screens, here are a few things we couldn't fit in last week's epic cover story

If you waded through my 7,000-plus word opus on the game of tag last week, sorry about that — and congratulations!

Game Over: Tag turns a compelling real-life story into a mediocre studio comedy

★★☆☆ At the end of Tag, just before the closing credits roll, there’s a bit of footage of the movie’s real-life inspirations, 10 lifelong friends from Spokane who’ve been playing tag together, one month a year, for decades.

Film festival horror favorite Hereditary delivers mixed results

The scariest thing in Hereditary isn't literal possession from beyond the grave, but the more mundane idea that it's impossible to shake the toxic legacy of your own family members, no matter how hard you try. 

The stylish Ocean's 8 gets by on pure charm


A rundown of some of the titles we saw at the ongoing 44th Seattle International Film Festival

The Seattle International Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in the country, screening hundreds of movies over the course of 25 days.


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