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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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SIFF Take: True Adolescents

  Writer & Director Craig Johnson makes an impressive debut with True Adolescents – showing off Washington’s beautiful scenery and exploring the life of Seattle slacker/wannabe rock star Sam (played expertly by local fave Mark Duplass). Sam’s luck can’t get much worse. His band can’t pack a bar with an audience, his girlfriend tosses him […]

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SIFF Take: Zombies of Mass Destruction

  If there was a perfect crowd to see ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction with, it was definitely at last night’s screening. The audience was packed with people who made ZMD – actors & crew, director and producer – and also with true lovers of the Zombie genre. The story centers on gay couple Tom […]

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SIFF Take: Yes I Can See Dead People

Being an Asian Horror film fan has its rewards and its problems – the main issue being that many of them tend to employ the same type of scare: ghosts with long, stringy face-covering hair that crawl towards their victims while making loud guttural cries. Yes I Can See Dead People doesn’t suffer from this […]

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SIFF Take: The Hurt Locker

I was originally apprehensive about The Hurt Locker as I tend to avoid all things involving war (in order to also avoid emotional overload), but I am a Kathryn Bigelow fan, and boy howdy does that lady know how to make a film. The plot is thus: Bravo Company heads out each day in war-torn […]

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