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Members of the Pistol Shrimps lined up in a V-formation. Aubrey Plaza is in front, holding a basketball.

Recommended SIFF: The Pistol Shrimps

You’ll laugh! You’ll keep laughing! You’ll want to go join a rec league! The Pistol Shrimps is equal parts hysterically funny and legit inspirational. A group of women with decidedly unathletic day jobs (lawyer, model, musician, being Aubrey Plaza, Drunk History) got together to form a rec league in LA with basketball credentials that included […]

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Burn Burn Burn SIFF 2016

SIFF Take: Burn Burn Burn

“Essentially this is Thelma & Louise with Casper the friendly ghost.” The above quote is the one Dan sends his friends Seph {Laura Carmichael} and Alex {Chloe Pirrie} off on a road trip with in Burn Burn Burn — from a pre-recorded video on a laptop, since he’s no longer on this earth. For his dying wish, Dan leaves […]

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6 friends gather around a picture in Clea DuVall's The Intervention

SIFF Take: The Intervention

In actor Clea DuVall’s confident directorial debut, a group of thirtysomething friends and their partners gather for a Big Chill-esque weekend retreat with a decidedly ill-advised mission: to convince their painfully unhappily married friends to divorce. Naturally, they’re all avoiding their own relationship-sized room elephants, so once meddling is unleashed, the shockwave spares no one. […]

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Scene from The Tenth Man, with Ariel driving an old yellow car while wearing a Purim crown

Recommended SIFF: The Tenth Man

You’ve got the middle-age doldrums. You plan to take your girlfriend to go visit your father in Buenos Aires. But your girlfriend bails. You show up at your dad’s Foundation, where all of the Jews in the neighborhood go to get help with everything—meat, shoes, medication, wigs, sanctuary. He’s not there. He’s out helping. Just like when […]

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Recommended SIFF: Girl Asleep

Oh, such a fun and funny film is Girl, Asleep! It’s got lots of Wes Andersonian mega-quirkiness, but derivative it’s not. Shy Greta just started a new school, and now she has to navigate the halls where the Queen Meanie has twin Amazonian henchwomen and her goofball best friend has a crush on her and […]

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Rainbow Time

Recommended SIFF: three picks for this weekend

SIFF 2016 has officially started! There is almost TOO MUCH film goodness to choose from this weekend — but here are my top three must-sees: Rainbow Time {Screening Friday, May 20, 9:15pm and again Saturday, May 21, 2:30pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Director Linas Phillips, Producer Ian Michaels, and Cinematographer Nathan Miller scheduled to attend both screenings!} So it […]

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The Night Stalker

SIFF 2016 Preview: Northwest Connections

I really, really love that we have such an amazing local film scene in the Pacific Northwest, and I really, really, REALLY love that SIFF programs with this in mind. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Northwest Connections section of this year’s fest. First up, the latest from Seattle genuis Megan Griffiths: The Night Stalker, starring Lou […]

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2015

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

{Pride and Prejudice and Zombies opens in Seattle on Friday, February 5, and is screening at Regal Meridian 16, Lincoln Square Cinemas, and the Varsity Theatre}  “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” I’m happy to report that the insanity that is Seth Grahame-Smith’s Jane […]

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