Avalanche Zoom Seven (This Week’s Movies)

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The cast of The Magnificent Seven (courtesy MGM)

Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald and Seattle Weekly.

The Magnificent Seven. “Those bread-and-butter scenes feel fumbled or half-hearted.”

Operation Avalanche. “A cracking example of a low-budget concept done right.”

Queen of Katwe. “The material might have become fodder for a standard piece of uplift, but Queen of Katwe is better than that.”

Zoom. “The concept is intriguing, but the stories are not hugely engaging on their own.”

The annual Local Sightings Film Festival launches at the Northwest Film Forum. Here’s my overview of the event, plus five capsules of previewed films.

I’m at the Port Townsend Film Festival this weekend; I’ll be popping up at some of these events, but check out the whole schedule for a full range of moviegoing delights.

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