Film Festivals

SIFF 2008: Israel’s Nazi…er… “corn” pulp fiction

SIFF 2008: Israel’s Nazi…er… “corn” pulp fiction

I’m sure some of you out-of-town folks read this blog and think to your collective selves: Sheesh, why would a city have a film festival on the cusp of summer? When the sun rises at 5:13 am and finally sets hours and hours later at 9:03 pm? Wouldn’t people rather..

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SIFF 2008: Jocks, nerds, and surfer boys

SIFF 2008: Jocks, nerds, and surfer boys

My screenings this second weekend of SIFF were admittedly light. I have to admit, my emotional energy (and excitement was focused on my Saturday Girls (and Boys) Night Out to eat, drink, then go see the new Sex and the City movie. Adults have to have some fun, too! In..

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SIFF 2008: Gay-la ghetto and shorts fabulousness

SIFF 2008: Gay-la ghetto and shorts fabulousness

For the second year in a row, SIFF has hosted a “Gay-La”, featuring a Film of the Gays, followed by a party afterwards. In theory, this is a great idea, and can often bring out (so to speak) an enthusiastic target audience. But it is unfortunate that out of all..

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SIFF 2008: Revisionist history and twirling tassels

SIFF 2008: Revisionist history and twirling tassels

My Wednesday night o’ SIFF’n featured, hands-down, the weirdest double-feature I’ve ever sat through. In short, I went from seeing truckloads of WWII Polish military officers get shot in the back of the head, execution-style, to modern smiling, fake-eyelashed, bedazzling women twirling tassels off their womanly assets. The transition made..

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SIFF 2008: Past evil, fast trains, and other thrills

SIFF 2008: Past evil, fast trains, and other thrills

Per the recommendation of my TIFF’n pals Eric and Vickie, I picked up at ticket to the British drama Boy A (7/8). I didn’t know much about the film going in, as it had been a long time since I had read their reviews (here, and here), but it turned..

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SIFF 2008: Sir Ben saves the day

SIFF 2008: Sir Ben saves the day

It was Day Four of the fest, and I had yet to be really impressed by any of the films that had gotten good advance buzz. Sure, Battle in Seattle was fine, and the other films were mostly watchable, but there were no films that I was excited about. Luckily..

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SIFF 2008: Hyped movies don’t put out

SIFF 2008: Hyped movies don’t put out

I was pretty excited about the film selections I had lined up for my first couple days of true SIFF’n (Opening Night doesn’t really count). On Friday night after work, I caught Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven (Auf der Anderen Seite). Akin is featured as one of this year’s..

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SIFF 2008: A Battle in Seattle for Opening Night freebies

SIFF 2008: A Battle in Seattle for Opening Night freebies

Shoot, it seems like a couple months ago that SIFF just ended, but here we are at the beginning of a new, month-long orgy of movie-ness that is The Seattle International Film Festival! Now, normally I don’t go to Opening Night, mainly because no one hands me a free ticket..

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): End o’ fest wrap-up.

TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): End o’ fest wrap-up.

9-18-2007 Sorry for the delay in posting this – it’s funny how momentum screeches to a halt as soon as TIFF ends. Even the number of hits per day to this diary has dropped off dramatically since Friday. End-of-fest ennui, I suppose. The festival handed out its official awards way..

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Last day of the fest… Finally!!!!

TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Last day of the fest… Finally!!!!

9-15-2007 At last! The festival is over! I know, shocking that a comment like that would come from me, right? As I’ve said repeatedly during TIFF 2007, I was just too pooped to enjoy it properly, I think. So, as strange as it may sound, I’m actually quite relieved that..

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