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SIFF 2014: Closing Weekend Highlights

The end of this year’s cinema mega-thon is nigh, and if you’ve slacked on your SIFFage there’s still time to do something about it. Here I present to you seven sure-fire hits that I personally guarantee will provide you some major cinematic enjoyment, all unspooling (digitally) over the next few days. DON’T MISS: The Great […]

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This photo provided by the Sundance Institute shows Bill Hader, left, and Kristen Wiig, in a scene from the film, "The Skeleton Twins," directed by Craig Johnson. The Sundance Film Festival runs Jan. 16-26, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Sundance Institute, Reed Morano)

SIFF Take: The Skeleton Twins

A film with Kristen Wiig AND Bill Hader? This should be HILARIOUS, right?!?! Right. Except, it isn’t. I mean, it is and it isn’t. The Skeleton Twins casts these two former SNL cast mates as twins Maggie & Milo: a very broken set of siblings who haven’t spoken to each other in over 10 years […]

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SIFF 2013: Closing Weekend Highlights

The last few days of the festival are upon us, and if you've slacked on your SIFFage, there's still time to do something about it. Judging by what I've seen in advance, the programmers have saved some of the best for last: Closing weekend (6/7 – 6/9) has at least five sure-fire hits that I […]

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Imaginary Rich's Recommendations for SIFF Weekend #2

There's a lot of stuff going on every day at SIFF between now and June 9th. To try and cut through some of the clutter, I wanted to share some recommendations for this long Memorial Day weekend. I've only seen a small fraction of the SIFF films (hard as that may be to believe), so […]

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SIFF 2013: Week Two Highlights

A twisty political thriller, a surprisingly good high-school movie, and a shockingly bad David Sedaris adaptation are among SIFF's highlights and lowlights in week two (May 24-30). DON'T MISS: Camion {screens May 29 at 6:30pm and May 30 at 4:30pm at the Uptown} A truck driver nearing retirement age gets in a head-on collision on […]

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