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SIFF 2013: Closing Weekend Highlights

The last few days of the festival are upon us, and if you've slacked on your SIFFage, there's still time to do something about it. Judging by what I've seen in advance, the programmers have saved some of the best for last: Closing weekend (6/7 – 6/9) has at least five sure-fire hits that I […]

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SIFF Review: Jump

Jump is an exhilirating time-running-out heist movie with meatheaded goons, a sadistic low-level crime boss, The Last Job, a crime that could save someone’s ass… all the stuff you'd look for from that genre. It’s also a girl’s-night-out comedy, with missed connections, shots lined up in a bar, flirting, escaping through a bathroom window, and some […]

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SIFF Review: Ludwig II

King Ludwig II was so outlandish, so brazen in his flamboyance, that over time even his myths have developed myths. From the little I know about his life, I’ll speculate that the directors of his latest biopic, Marie Noelle and Peter Sehr, weren’t necessarily as concerned with historical fidelity or dispelling myths as they were […]

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SIFF 2013 Preview: NW Connections

Time to outline my favorite SIFF program: NW Connections! Anytime I see a bunch of local filmmakers, local locations, or really — ANY KIND OF CONNECTION to my hometown I get a little excited, so give me a minute. Because I am hyperventilating over this first one:  Lynn Shelton's new film (YAYYYYYYY!) Touchy Feely, stars […]

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SIFF Take: 38 Witnesses (38 témoins)

{38 Witnesses screens at SIFF May 21, 6:30pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown, May 23, 8:30pm at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, and again May 28 at The Egyptian Theatre, 9:15pm} Based on the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese in NYC, 38 Witnesses dives into the aftermath of a brutal stabbing. Louise (Sophie Quinton, who played […]

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SIFF 2012 Preview: Northwest Connections

I’m always most excited about SIFF’s Northwest Connections showcase, and more so this year than ever, since Lynn Shelton’s Your Sister’s Sister is screening on opening night! If I had my way, a film by a Seattle director would ALWAYS open the fest. But uh, until I’m charge, I guess that probably won’t happen. Anyway! […]

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