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Naples in Veils

SIFF 2018: week three highlights

A buzzy comedy debut by Boots Riley, a tidy British melodrama starring m’lady Emma Thompson, and an irresistibly glorious Italian murder-mystery are among the must-sees of SIFF 2018’s final week and closing weekend (6/1 – 6/10). DON’T MISS: The Children Act {6/3 12p Uptown} Emma Thompson’s beautifully restrained performance elevates this (mostly) intriguing BBC Films production, […]

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Virus Tropical

SIFF 2018: week two highlights

Fresh coming-of-age dramas, a loving docu-tribute to Mr. Rogers, and a simply stunning animated feature are among the must-sees of SIFF 2018’s second week (5/25 – 5/31). DON’T MISS: Hot Mess {5/26 8p Shoreline} I’m sure you’ve known messier hot-messes than 25-year-old Loz, the budding playwright and college dropout at the center of this Australian […]

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American Animals

SIFF 2018: week one highlights

Here we go again! Our annual celebration of cinematic overconsumption arrives tonight with The Bookshop – the beginning of a 25-day long-haul. And even if you’re not into the whole opening night soiree situation (I am really not), there’ll be plenty more to feast your eyes and ears and emotions on before the cinematic smorgasbord unspools […]

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American Folk

SIFF 2017: closing weekend picks

Hey, SIFF procrastinators! The next few days offer your last chances to partake in 2017’s grand cinema binge… until the “best of fest” program rolls around next weekend at the Uptown. (No idea what will be included in that lineup, but I’ll preview it for you when I find out.) In the meantime, I can […]

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Mr. Long

SIFF 2017: week three highlights

A deeply moving feature about a hitman who makes noodles, a documentary about a bumbling made-for-TV president, and a quietly effective supernatural tale are among your can’t-miss options during the final days (thru 6/11) of SIFF 2017. DON’T MISS: A Dragon Arrives! {6/3 12:30p Uptown} A tough film to summarize, but an easy one to […]

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Person to Person

SIFF 2017: week two highlights

Week two approaches! Among SIFF’s must-sees on tap through June 1: a gorgeous animated fairytale about a handless girl, a refreshingly old-school New York indie, and a gut-punch of a documentary about a citizens’ resistance in Syria. DON’T MISS: City of Ghosts {5/26 6:30p Uptown; 5/27 2:30p Uptown} Members of the Syrian citizen journalist collective […]

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Heal the Living

SIFF 2017: week one highlights

Seattle’s beloved movie gorge-a-thon gets underway this evening, gala-style, with The Big Sick, and will be followed by 24 days of an ever-varied (and ever-bloated) lineup. TIG’s intrepid SIFFers have already been watching films — like, LOTS — and once again we’ll be around for the duration to help you peruse and choose. So let’s […]

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