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

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 5: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN

As the Seattle International Film Festival draws to a close, William Friedkin – the maverick who invented contemporary car chases and demonic horror – would seem the ideal filmmaker to conjure forth the event’s Grand Finale…

Posted on June 13, 2012 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