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SIFF Double Take: 2 for the environment tonight – Sushi & Revenge {6/8}

It’s been a great year for documentaries at the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival. I just saw probably one of my favorites of the year, Errol Morris’s Tabloid, which is a off the recent (brilliant) war train for the director, The Fog of War and Standard Operating Procedure, to focus on a narcissistic, psychopathic sex […]

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SIFF Double Take: Detective Dee & Marrow

I have two SIFF recommendations today at the complete opposite ends of the cinematic spectrum. Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame is a non-stop Chinese action fantasy involving spontaneously combusting diplomats, masters of disguise, a whip-weilding female warrior, and so much CGI it looks like the characters are walking around inside a […]

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SIFF Take: Vampire

{Vampire screens at SIFF on Wednesday, June 1, 6:30pm and Thursday, June 2, 4pm at the Egyptian; and again on Sunday, June 5, 8:30pm at the Admiral Theatre} I hereby claim Vampire as a fine example of modern psychological horror (for its own category, the Seattle International Film Festival 2011 puts it in its “To […]

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SIFF Take: Karate-Robo Zaborgar

In the case of the latest film from the director of Mutant Girls Squad and RoboGeisha, the description from the SIFF guide is quite accurate: Police officer Yutaka Daimon and his motorcycle-transforming karate robot partner Zaborgar fight the evil super-crime organization Sigma. But when Daimon meets Miss Borg, a sexy cybernetic agent, their love affair […]

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Recommended SIFF: Proof that sci-fi and emotional drama are NOT mutually exclusive

For whatever reason, this year has had some great films that use a science-fiction premise to tell a story mainly about the human experience. Think Moon, but with even smaller budgets. Thankfully two of them are playing at SIFF! Between May 21st and 24th, I’d strongly suggest trying to put together a double feature of […]

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Three Imaginary Films to see: SIFF Edition

This is kind of cheating, since there’s obviously more than 3 films I think you should see at the Film Festival this weekend – but I thought I’d hit you with these and then recommend some more via SIFF Takes for full-on movie madness! Shorts Package: Pandemonium Boulevard: My favorite shorts collection this year, because […]

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West Seattle gets new venue and starts rockin'

Brace yourself, you bungalow-living-perfect-life having West Seattle-ites (that's a lot of hyphens). The Admiral Theatre will ROCK you! The Admiral Theatre has reinvented itself from an old silent movie haunt into a 400-person show venue. The Hands, Panda & Angel, and Brent Amaker & the Rodeo will inaugurate the Admiral to Seattle showgoers on October […]

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