Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

Moira Macdonald

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Past articles by Moira:

Oscar nominee Kerry Condon on why she has a horse farm near Seattle

When Condon, nominated for "The Banshees of Inisherin," isn’t busy acting, she’s spending time with the animals on her farm near Seattle. → Read More

Where to see or stream 2023 Academy Award nominees in the Seattle area

Want to catch up on Oscar-nominated films before the Academy Awards ceremony Sunday? Here's how. → Read More

Tom Hanks joins Seattle Arts & Lectures lineup

The Academy Award winner is coming to Seattle this spring to discuss his new book, "The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece." → Read More

How former Seattleite Bonnie Garmus’ debut novel became a bestseller

Bonnie Garmus, whose “Lessons in Chemistry” spent 39 weeks on the bestseller list and is being adapted into an Apple TV+ series, will be in Seattle on Feb. 23. → Read More

Gowns like this just don’t walk by you every day

This photo taken during the Elie Saab show in Paris is delightful on two levels, arts critic Moira Macdonald writes. → Read More

What if you gave a book signing and nobody came? Authors and bookstores share experiences

In-person author appearances are back, and for every standing-room-only reading, there might be a quiet event, with more empty chairs than occupied ones. → Read More

5 of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Black dancers on changes in the ballet world

PNB’s roster has historically included very few Black members — but that’s changed in the past few years. Recently, five of those dancers gathered to talk about their experiences. → Read More

Seattle film critics name ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ as year’s best

The Seattle Film Critics Society on Tuesday named its selections for the best in film of 2022. → Read More

Books to look forward to in 2023

Here’s a list of a few of the titles coming out in 2023 that caught our book critic’s eye. Happy reading! → Read More

2022’s biggest movie highlights: Our critic recaps in rhyme

Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald presents her annual poem featuring the year’s top movie moments. → Read More

Bailey Bass’ dramatic gown shines at ‘Avatar’ premiere

An unusual, gorgeous, dramatic Dior gown announces itself — and Bailey Bass — as one to watch. → Read More

‘Empire of Light’ review: Olivia Colman shines in this Sam Mendes drama

Olivia Colman quietly holds this lovely, poignant drama in her hands, writes Times critic Moira Macdonald. → Read More

‘Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams’ review: Crafting art from the sole

“Salvatore” is a pleasure for anyone who loves shoes and/or good movies, writes Times critic Moira Macdonald. → Read More

Christina Ricci looks absolutely Goth-perfect at ‘Wednesday’ premiere

Morticia Addams would surely approve of this dress, complete with a sparkly spider web. → Read More

Ruth Hayler, longtime programmer for Seattle moviehouses and SIFF, dies at 74

Through the decades, Ruth Hayler helped shape Seattle's rich appetite for arthouse and international cinema. → Read More

New York’s Museum at FIT shoe exhibit inspires imagination

Imagine where these pairs of shoes walked, where they danced, where they rested. → Read More

Jodie Turner-Smith, Jessica Chastain bring color to Academy Museum Gala

These two looks at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures celebration are proof that you don’t need a red carpet. → Read More

John Hartl, longtime Seattle Times film critic, dies at 76

Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald remembers her predecessor, John Hartl, who died June 3. → Read More

Moira Macdonald on the Oscars’ very weird night

The 94th Academy Awards, hosted by Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall and Amy Schumer, was a very strange night, to put it mildly. Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald weighs in. → Read More

Oscars 2022 predictions: Moira Macdonald on who will win, who should win

Who'll win the major-category Oscars this year? Our movie critic takes a few guesses. → Read More