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Emma 2020 Anya Taylor Joy Mia Goth


“I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other.” – Emma Woodhouse While Clueless remains, in my eyes, the very best adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” I will say that this frothy new version is pretty goddamn delightful as well. Autumn de Wilde’s Emma. explodes with the splendor of its […]

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Head to Sonic Boom this weekend {2/13-2/15} for a High Fidelity Takeover!

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Hulu’s new show, High Fidelity — based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and its 2000 film adaptation — but also, a bit of departure from those sources. Hulu’s version centers on Rob Brooks (Zoë Kravitz, who also serves as an executive producer), a record store owner in the […]

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International Falls - Rob Huebel Rachael Harris

SIFF Take: International Falls

Someday I’m gonna write a long, impassioned tribute about how Rachael Harris is one of the funniest and best actresses working today. Harris is one half of what makes International Falls a delight to watch as Dee, a hotel manager in a small Minnesota town that draws comparisons to Fargo (shout-out to cast and crew […]

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SIFF Take: Good Kisser

Good Kisser is a fresh, sexy perspective on discovering more about yourself, and an exploration of how things aren’t always what they seem. From the moment we meet Jenna (Kari Alison Hodge) and her girlfriend Kate (Rachel Paulson), we know something’s not quite right in their relationship. Kate has gotten Jenna to — just barely […]

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CRAZY RICH ASIANS Copyright: © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND KIMMEL DISTRIBUTION, LLC Photo Credit: Sanja Bucko Caption: (L-R) CONSTANCE WU as Rachel and HENRY GOLDING as Nick in Warner Bros. Pictures' and SK Global Entertainment's and Starlight Culture's contemporary romantic comedy "CRAZY RICH ASIANS," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Crazy Rich Asians

Of course we all know it’s such a fucking cliché to say that ALL women love Rom-Coms, but honestly for me, that cliché is mostly true: I still love Sleepless in Seattle & When Harry Met Sally, I own copies of The Wedding Singer and … 27 Dresses (yes. I know. I KNOW), and I […]

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SIFF TAKE: Dean {May 27}

Demetri Martin makes his directorial debut with Dean, a spiritual descendent of Wes Anderson and mumblecore rom-coms that sways gamely between tentative and confident before ultimately settling on a sort of quirky but lovely sincerity. Kevin Klein and Mary Steenburgen burnish their reputations as national treasures, giving it with both barrels apiece, and Briga Heelan […]

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Imaginary Interview: Much Ado about Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg

{Much Ado About Nothing officially opens in Seattle this Friday, 6/21, and is playing at various theaters around town, including The Harvard Exit} You guys remember how excited I was when SIFF announced that Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing would be the Opening Night film, right?!?! RIGHT?!?!?!! Okay, well. Imagine how much I was […]

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SIFF Take: Putzel

Walter Himmelstein, aka "Putzel" (Jack Carpenter, who could not be MORE perfect for this role), has grown up in a small section of the Upper West Side his entire life and has never left it. Waiting to take over his family's smoked fish deli, Putzel seems like he's constantly on the verge of a breakdown; […]

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