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Imaginary Interview: Paul Solet

Grace was definitely the most uncomfortable and most horrific film I’ve seen in a long time – as I said in my review, the last time I remember being so squirmy in my seat was when I saw Lucky McGee’s 2002 film May. I’m affected in this way so rarely by horror films, that when […]

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SIFF Giveaway: Free tickets to see Rain

The generous folks at SIFF have given us 3 pairs of tickets to see Rain this Saturday, June 13 at SIFF Cinema, 7pm. From the SIFF Guide: Director Maria Govan’s powerful debut, one of the first films produced indigenously in the Bahamas, shows a darker side of the country that tourists rarely see. A teenager […]

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SIFF Take: (500) Days of Summer

  Director Marc Webb channels Cameron Crowe at his best – great conversation, lots of laughs and a killer soundtrack – with his feature debut, (500) Days of Summer. If this is where he’s starting, I can’t wait to see what he does next. Sam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, at the height of adorability) and Summer (hipster […]

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SIFF Take: Cold Souls

  A comedy that makes you think as much as it makes you laugh is hard to come by, but Writer and Director Sophie Barthes has produced one that’s nearly flawless for her first feature film. In Cold Souls, Paul Giamatti plays a fictional version of himself who’s getting ready to star in a production […]

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SIFF Take: Grace

  Of all the Midnight Adrenaline series movies I’ve previewed this year, Grace is by far the most disturbing – which is exactly why I think it’s so awesome. Nervous after suffering a miscarriage, Madeline Matheson (Jordan Ladd) is determined to do everything right this time – which means going against her overbearing Mother-in-Law’s (Gabrielle […]

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SIFF Take: Inju, The Beast in the Shadow

I’m sure when most people think of Director Barbet Schroeder, they think of Barfly or Reversal of Fortune. I, however, always think of the kitschy, over-the-top Jennifer Jason Leigh ham-fest Single White Female (which I find to be hilarious – how can you not love death by stiletto?). That said, Inju probably has more in […]

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