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Sophia Mitri Schloss in Megan Griffiths' Sadie. Photo by: TJ Williams Jr.

SIFF 2018 Preview: Northwest Connections

Who’s ready for another batch of films connected to the Puget Sound region? SIFF’s Northwest Connections program celebrates cinema filmed in and around Seattle, as well as homegrown filmmakers, cinematographers, and local actors. Y’all know I’m a big fan of Megan Griffith’s films, and I am SUPER excited to finally see Sadie, her dark drama […]

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The Night Stalker Premiere at SIFF 2016. Actor Lou Diamond Phillips and Imaginary Amie. Photo Credit: Imaginary Rich

Imaginary SIFF Interview: 5 questions with Lou Diamond Phillips {+ a bonus question with Megan Griffiths!} re: The Night Stalker

Some kind of magical planetary alignment happened on Saturday night, allowing imaginary rich and I to be on the red carpet in order to capture the SIFF 2016 premiere of The Night Stalker! I got to speak with the most charming person ever: Lou Diamond Phillips {who stars in the film as Richard Ramirez} and […]

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SIFF 2016 Nightstalker red carpet. Megan Griffiths and Lou Diamond Phillips. Photo Credit: Imaginary Rich

SIFF 2016 Photos: The Night Stalker Premiere with Megan Griffiths and Lou Diamond Phillips

It was a full house at last night’s SIFF 2016 premiere of The Night Stalker, both in the theater, and outside on the red carpet! The list of cast and crew on hand to celebrate the film’s premiere included: Director Megan Griffiths; Actors Lou Diamond Phillips, Chelle Sherrill, Ben Barrett, Mark Kelly, Annalisa Cochran, and Zoe McLane; […]

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The Night Stalker at SIFF 2016

Imaginary SIFF Interview: Megan Griffiths

I was super stoked to to see that Megan Griffiths’ latest film, The Night Stalker, was premiering at SIFF this year! The film is about terrifying serial killer Richard Ramirez, and does an excellent job shifting between past {1985} and near-present {2013} to give us a good look at both the man himself and a character who’s obsessed […]

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As You Are at SIFF 2016

Recommended SIFF: As You Are

The beautiful thing about As You Are is the way it mashes up a police investigation with a solidly authentic feeling coming-of-age story set in the ’90s. Sounds weird, right? But it totally, totally works. I was hooked from the first VHS-framed interrogation scene, and then fell right back into high school memory mode once it moved to the relationship between […]

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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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The Invitation

The Invitation

{The Invitation is screening at The Grand Illusion Cinema April 7-14}  It takes mastery of pacing and atmosphere in order to build a good thriller, and Director Karyn Kusama definitely has a handle on both with The Invitation.  Will {Logan Marshall-Green looking so at home in his Fury Road-inspired hair and beard that I did more than a […]

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Firstly: I am one of “those people” who ripped through Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girlnovel in record time, gasping the entire way and freaking out over every last sordid, surprising detail—so when they announced the Gone Girl movie adaptation was underway and that David Fincher was directing it, I WAS THRILLED. Hell, even when they announced […]

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