As Film Incentive Grows, So Does the Washington Community

As Seattle University film students surge toward graduation, the local landscape they are entering is more conducive than ever to practicing their crafts and contributing to a larger film culture. MANDY RUSCH • THE SPECTATOR The Washington State Production Incentive program is up for another vote in Olympia, and hopes to support that mission with statewide […]

2017 Oscars Shows Small Step Towards Inclusivity

“And the award for Best Picture goes to…” Warren Beatty said with some hesitation at the end of the 2017 Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday. He glanced at the card, seemingly for dramatic effect, before he handed it to co-presenter Faye Dunaway. Dunaway announced, “La La Land!” and the packed audience at the Dolby Theatre […]

Critic’s Corner: Lego Batman Review

The film industry has spawned a variety of fantastic movies over the past century; films such as Titanic, Slumdog Millionaire and Avatar were not only hugely successful, but enormously acclaimed. Unfortunately, not every film can be a winner. VIA DC ENTERTAINMENT After the success of The Lego Movie in 2014, the creators sought to create […]

Shyamalan’s “Split” Not Just Another Horror Flop

From seeing dead people to seeing crop circles, M. Night Shyamalan has created some classics over the years. VIA UNIVERSAL PICTURES He started out with movies that became instant hits and that later became some of the most recognized horror films in the genre “Signs,” “The Sixth Sense,” “The Village.” Lately, however, Shyamalan has been […]

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