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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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SIFF Take: 12 Paces Without a Head

Sexy German pirates in period costume? A soundtrack that includes The Clash, T-Rex, Johnny Cash, and The Thermals? Oh hellyes. Rockin’ music aside, this (somewhat true) tale of two 14th century pirates is well worth the price of your SIFF admission. It’s got a little bit of everything: humor, action, and of course, romance…with the […]

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SIFF Take: Splice

If you’ve seen the previews for Vincent Natali’s sci-fi/horror mash-up Splice, then you know exactly what to expect: a cheesy plot that winds up being ridiculously enjoyable.  Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) – notice the Bride of Frankenstein reference there? –  are a romantically involved duo of hotshot scientists who’ve created a completely […]

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SIFF Take: RoboGeisha

RoboGeisha delivers pretty much exactly what it promises…and maybe even a little bit more. Yoshie and her sister Kiyohiko find themselves in a bit of hot water after falling prey to young Hikaru Kageno’s good-looking charms. Seems the Kageno family is kidnapping girls to build an army of Assassin-Geishas – which gives everyone an opportunity […]

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SIFF Take: Skeletons

A surreal comedy from the UK starring two bickering (but ultimately likeable) British comedians, Skeletons is a humorous exploration of the things people hide. Bennet (Andrew Buckely) and Davis (Ed Gaughan) are best friends and Extraction Specialists for a firm that works to clear the clutter out of people’s lives. They use specialized tools to […]

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