Funny, surprising and full of heart, the French-Canadian comedy Starbuck has nothing to do with coffee (that name, after all, came from a character in Moby-Dick) and everything to do with redefining notions of family.
I asked two "Battlestar Galactica" writers to talk to me about the key Season 4 episode "Someone to Watch Over Me." David Weddle and Bradley Thompson never forget that these complex characters are the center of the story.
So far, I've seen three of this year's Seattle International Film Festival offerings. Not only have the films been excellent, they've afforded me a window into our collective public consciousness up here in the upper left corner of the country.