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Ron Howard’s documentary about The Beatles, Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years reviewed

The new documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years from director Ron Howard aims to recreate that experience of The Beatles' touring years, primarily 1962 to...

The best street food in Seattle (And it’s really really good)

Since the first day it was settled, Seattle was destined to have an amazing food scene. It’s geographically gifted with huge stores of salt- and freshwater, plus mountains...

‘The BFG’ Is Too Fantastical to Be Worth Caring About

Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is an orphan, living in the middle of a picture-perfect cobblestone diorama of midcentury England, who catches a glimpse of a giant. The giant spots her and...

Why Testosterone Boosters Are Complete Rubbish

You’ve heard about them, even if you wish you hadn’t—testosterone boosters are advertised everywhere online, touting themselves as a cure-all for ineffectual males looking...

Nuts!: The Story of J.R. Brinkley, a Great American Phony

J.R. Brinkley was most certainly not a good man, but he may have been a great one, for his influence if not for his dubious character. Brinkley gained national fame promoting a...

Three must-see films from the Seattle International Film Festival

Another year, another extensive roster of films playing nonstop for the better part of a month at the nation’s largest film festival. ...

Wiener-Dog is a mix of humanist sympathy and nihilist irreverence

A dachshund stands in a glass case alone, turning back and forth in search of companionship but only being greeted by emptiness and the pained sounds of other dogs barking from...

8 Distilleries every Scotch drinker should visit

If you’re planning a trip to the lovely highlands of Scotland, here are eight scotch distilleries you won’t regret visiting....

We’re recycling too much and we’re doing it wrong

Recent insight into our current system of recycling raises more than a few troubling questions of just how much good we’re doing with our global efforts to reduce and reuse....

Keanu is just one long Key & Peele sketch

Keanu, their big-screen debut, hews so closely to the style and tone of their series it’s almost distracting. ...

6 Single Lines That Ruined Otherwise Good Movies

These are six instances where a single line of dialogue was so disastrous it managed to ruin an otherwise solid film....

Silicon Valley Satirizes the Hypocrisies of Our Tech-Centric World

HBO’s Silicon Valley takes place in the titular region south of San Francisco, but its ultra-specific satire of the tech-startup world extends far beyond that corner of the...

Richard Linklater Shows The Poetry Of Day-To-Day Life

A man tells a woman he just met aboard a train about his unusual idea for a cable access show, one that would go on 24 hours a day and follow ordinary people for an entire year,...

7 Movies Perfect For Election Year Viewing

An election year doesn’t seem like such a big deal until you’re suffering through the thick of it, doing your best to ignore the depressing realities and frenzied political...

Midnight Special Is Moody Science Fiction Greatness

A piece of duct tape is stuck purposely across the peephole of a dingy hotel room door. The intimate, minor detail of Midnight Special’s opening shot speaks to the bizarre needs...