BYZANTIUM

2013 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Jordan succeeds in the ironic task of gifting his fantastical, undead immortals with a grounded, believable humanity. It’s a bloody good yarn…

Posted on June 6, 2013 in Reviews by

SIFF PRESENTS: AN EVENING WITH KYLE MACLACHLAN

480 MacLachlan fans, friends and family packed into SIFF Cinema Uptown’s largest screening room to celebrate nearly three decades of eccentric floppy-haired charisma in some of the most iconic roles in Cinemaphile history…

Posted on June 6, 2013 in Blogs by

TEDDY BEARS

2013 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Teddy Bears” proves that it is possible to make an artistically proficient film about anything, so long as you write from a truthful place…

Posted on June 5, 2013 in Reviews by

THE SWEET SMELL OF SIFF 2013, PART II

The Seattle International Film Festival 2013 has hit full roar,,, and it feels like a caffeine-fueled finals night at college…

Posted on June 3, 2013 in Blogs by

FATEFUL FINDINGS

2013 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! It’s hard to describe what the movie is actually about. Plot lines are left dangling, characters walk through scenes delivering poorly written dialog in the worst, most wooden way possible…

Posted on May 27, 2013 in Reviews by

WHAT MAISIE KNEW

2013 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! In a summer clogged with tentpoles sucking mostly 3-D IMAX box office dollars, you might want to put a few (lesser) bucks aside for this elegant tadpole swimming with the bigger fishes…

Posted on May 24, 2013 in Reviews by

KINK

2013 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! [T]hey are providing what seems like a very conscientious and even intellectual approach to something that could easily get out of hand…

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Reviews by

YELLOW

2013 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! I’m still not 100% sure I liked “Yellow.” but it sure did give me a lot to think about, and to me, that makes it time well spent…

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Reviews by

THE SWEET SMELL OF SIFF 2013

The smell of SIFF is in the air. Only this year, thanks to Washington Marijuana Initiative 502, it’s a sweeter, more pungent aroma. The 39th Seattle International Film Festival, running from May 16th through June 9, has a pretty sweet line-up as well.

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Blogs by

HERE COMES THE DEVIL

2013 STANLEY FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Bogliano manages to mix some pretty hot sex in with some sheer insanity, as well as terror, to make a horror film that gets a little silly sometimes but still manages to be an intense and bloody good time…

Posted on May 15, 2013 in Reviews by

100 BLOODY ACRES

2013 STANLEY FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Writer/director brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes have created a well-scripted, frequently gory yet fun, dark comedy-horror film on what seems to be a smallish budget, and that’s no small feat…

Posted on May 7, 2013 in Reviews by

AFTER LUCIA

2013 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! It’s an interesting way to tell a story, but not a very pleasant one to hear…

Posted on May 2, 2013 in Reviews by

THE EAST

2013 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION! There are several storylines early on that have huge potential only to be sort of cast aside for the admittedly more exciting high drama and personal conflict in the film. As a result the film feels oddly long even though there was rarely a moment I wasn’t engaged…

Posted on March 16, 2013 in Reviews by

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

2013 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT SELECTION! What Fillion and all the other actors provide is a well acted and directed discourse from one of the greatest playwrights ever to walk the Earth. Acker and Denisof steal the show and make great use of their surroundings throughout the movie, with both actors willing to use physical comedy as their conduit, while others do the talking…

Posted on March 13, 2013 in Reviews by

BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON

2013 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL VISIONS SELECTION! Animated backgrounds with Broughton’s words spread upon them, footage from Broughton’s best films, even friends reading his poetry – these are the kind of elements in which the viewer can feel Broughton himself coming through his biography instead of just hearing people talk about their notable friend (he passed in 1999)…

Posted on March 12, 2013 in Reviews by

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