SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE: INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD LINKLATER ABOUT “BOYHOOD”

Richard Linklater discusses the crucial process of choosing music for his films, how the Internet has impacted teenage rebellion, and whether or not his directorial style changed over the 12-year arc of “Boyhood.”

Posted on July 22, 2014 in Interviews by

LIFE FEELS GOOD

The notion of our bodies betraying us – of skin and bone deteriorating while the mind remains lucid – is among the most primal of fears…

Posted on July 14, 2014 in Reviews by

SIFF 2014: BEHIND THE CURTAIN, PART THREE

The worst part of both the filmmaking and the film programming process is dealing with rejection. As filmmakers, we must accept that not everyone is going to love our work. As film programmers, we must accept that not everyone is going to agree with our decisions…

Posted on April 17, 2014 in Features, Festivals by

SOMETHING FROM “NOTHING”: INTERVIEW WITH AMY ACKER AND ALEXIS DENISOF

On May 16th, Denisof and Acker joined Whedon for the Seattle International Film Festival’s opening night gala, where “Much Ado about Nothing” would screen to a sold-out audience. Prior to their walk across the red carpet, however, both actors discussed much ado about life in the Joss Whedon “Family”…

Posted on June 23, 2013 in Interviews by

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

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

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

SIFF 2012: SEASONAL AFFECTIVE CINEMA, PART 4

The 2012 Seattle International Film Festival, a magical, mind-expanding, eye-feeding carpet ride for those fond of falling deep into moving-picture hypnosis, continues into its third amazing week…

Posted on June 7, 2012 in Blogs by