Stunning scenes, compelling story

Review: Gut-wrenching emotion promising for DiCaprio

“The Revenant” is many things. It is an Oscar vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio and several other members of the cast and crew. It is a showcase of cinematography, using the film’s gorgeous Canadian setting to breathtaking effect, a masterclass in camerawork from director Alejandro Innaratu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. It is a gut-wrenching tale of […]

Co-directors present upcoming film

Animators refuse to sacrifice character for ‘easy story arc’

Close to one hundred people crowded outside a classroom in the University of Washington’s Salish Hall. The only indication of what the hall contained was a single, tripod-mounted picture of computer-generated panda bears with the tagline “Grab Destiny by the Dumplings.” The doors opened late at 2:35 p.m., and the crowd streamed in. Excited chatter […]

Hutcherson outshines Mockingjay in series finale

Review: Movie faithful to book

The conclusion to Suzanne Collins’ global phenomenon, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” is everything that followers of the series of films would expect it to be. The film exhibits deaths, explosions, complicated love triangles and a lot of Jennifer Lawrence, but it doesn’t stray away from the teen blockbuster mold that it has […]

Multicultural Night of Worship unites cultures, traditions

Catalyst hosts another successful event

Songs of worship, impassioned dance and praise in half a dozen languages flowed from First Free Methodist Church at Multicultural Night of Worship. Community members of numerous backgrounds and traditions filled the sanctuary to experience the unique ways that people express their worship of God. Hosted on Nov. 22 by Catalyst, Seattle Pacific University’s ministry […]

First Netflix original film pervading

Genuine pain, suffering in ‘Beasts of No Nation’

  War is hell, and “Beasts of No Nation” drags viewers straight into a special circle of it. The atrocities of war have been the genesis of great movies such as “Saving Private Ryan” and “Letters from Iwo Jima,” but this debut Netflix Original film demonstrates a plethora of modern-world examples to use. The film […]