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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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SIFF Take: Alone (Hon-ja)

Oof, what a mess of a movie. The first part feels like it might be a worth-it kind of mess. It’s like a jumbly mashup of Groundhog Day, The Shining, and Edge of Tomorrow with a gritty Escher overlay (which sounds hella cool—get on that one, students). Su-min, a photographer, witnesses a murder and then […]

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The Lure

Recommended SIFF: The Lure

For the first 15 minutes of The Lure {Corki Dancingu}, I felt like I was watching a David Lynch movie on Acid. This New Wave musical nightmare romance is about two young mermaid sisters who find themselves in an ’80s style nightclub. When the creeptastic owner suggests they star in a new musical striptease {striptail?} act, they decide to […]

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SIFF Take: Other Girls

You know how sometimes you choose a SIFF film randomly because you like the trailer and you watch it and then you totally ugly cry because it ends up being so close to you and your experiences that you’re overcome by how fucking HUMAN and alike every single person on this earth is? Yeah, that’s Other Girls {Toiset […]

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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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SIFF 2014: Week One Highlights

Our local month-long movie megathon struck again Thursday with Jimi: All Is By My Side, a Jimi Hendrix biopic devoid of Jimi Hendrix music. But even if you missed the opening night soiree there’s plenty more to feast your eyes and ears and emotions on before the cinematic smorgasbord unspools its final reel projects its last digital file […]

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The Prey (La proie)

{The Prey opens in Seattle on Friday, 6/7 and is screening at Oak Tree Cinemas} In The Prey, Franck Adrien is a convicted bank robber who shares a cell with mild-mannered Jean-Louis, a convicted child molester who claims he's innocent — and later gets released when it's proved he's not guilty. Since Franck was about […]

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