The Stranger

Dear readers,

We need your help. The coronavirus crisis in Seattle is a major threat to The Stranger's ability to keep the city informed. We pride ourselves on having navigated many storms in the world of independent local media, but this time is different.

90% of our revenue—from advertising, ticketing fees, and our own events—is directly tied to people getting together in groups. The coronavirus situation has virtually eliminated this income all at once. At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we're asking for your help to support continued coverage of everything happening in Seattle. You can make one-time or recurring donations. We can't say enough how much we appreciate your support. Thank you.

In light of coronavirus news and restrictions on gatherings put in place by Governor Inslee, Washington movie theaters have closed until further notice. We know, we're sad too! While we all practice social distancing in order to help flatten the curve of the virus, we'd suggest checking out our calendar of upcoming livestreamed events. Stay safe out there!


Marrowbone follows the eponymous British family, who’s fled some unknown danger in England and hunkered down in the mother’s secluded mansion in America. When the mother falls terminally ill, she makes her children swear to keep her death a secret so they won’t be separated. Then a man with a gun arrives, something happens that the film refuses to show us, and we’re whisked to a scene several months later, when the siblings are busy baking cakes, playing games, and jumping at sounds in the bricked-up attic. The eldest lad, Jack (George MacKay), schemes to keep a suspicious American lawyer away from his family while wooing a sympathetic librarian. Slowly—very slowly—we discover the sinister reasons why the Marrowbones were forced to leave their home country. Characterization seems to be the problem overall. A few jump scares aside, it’s hard to feel frightened for the family when they have one or two personality traits each. The first major twist, explaining the presence of the ghost, lands with a muffled thud, as no one appeared to be in much danger in the first place. With the exception of Mia Goth’s sensitive, nervous performance as Jack’s sister, everything about the film feels lackadaisical. by Joule Zelman
Showtimes & Tickets


Sergio G. Sánchez
Charlie Heaton, George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy