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Dusty Somers is a Seattle-based editor and writer. He is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and Seattle Theater Writers.

Blu-ray Review: ‘Tenderness of the Wolves’


'Tenderness of the Wolves' sometimes plays like a Rainer Werner Fassbinder B-side, and for good reason. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Je t’aime, je t’aime’


The great French filmmaker Alain Resnais literalizes his pet conceit in 'Je t’aime, je t’aime,' surely one of the great time travel films. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘My Mañana Comes’ by Elizabeth Irwin at ArtsWest

Tyler Trerise (Peter), Joshua Chessin-Yudin (Whalid), Chris Rodriguez (Pepe) and Santino Garcia (Jorge). Photo by Michael Brunk /

Naturalism gives way to contrived plot mechanics in Elizabeth Irwin's play. Read More »

DVD Reviews: ‘The Haunting of Morella,’ ‘The Wild Eye’ and ‘The Cheerleaders’


A trio of cult films come to DVD with new HD transfers, courtesy of Scorpion Releasing and Code Red DVD. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Festen’ by New Century Theatre Company

Emily Chisholm & Connor Toms in NCTC's 'Festen.' Photo by John Ulman

The first Dogme 95 film, 'Festen' doesn’t necessarily seem like a prime candidate for a stage adaptation, but NCTC's production excels by going in a different direction. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘A Special Day’ – The Criterion Collection

A Special Day

A pivotal moment in history plays backdrop to a much smaller human drama in Ettore Scola’s 'A Special Day,' which stars Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni playing against type. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play’

Photo by Chris Bennion

An intriguing premise gets spread thin in Anne Washburn’s comedy, which possesses perceptive and facile ideas in roughly equal measure. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer’

Jamel Shabazz

Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer is a welcome introduction to the work of the Brooklyn-born photographer. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Tu dors Nicole’

Tu dors Nicole

French-Canadian filmmaker Stéphane Lafleur takes his jokes seriously in 'Tu dors Nicole,' a film that acutely captures its main character’s aimless melancholy and spins it into delicate but potent comedy. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘La Ciudad (The City)’

La Ciudad

The film's mode is reminiscent of Neorealism, with its reliance on non-actors and location shoots, but the end product often resembles something closer to melodrama. Read More »