One Day, Six Films — Thursday, May 21, 2015

At Ebertfest, I once saw four films in one day.  During the fourth film, time vanished, reality regressed to dreams, and I left the theater unsure where I was.  During SIFF this year, I saw five films last Wednesday (and am planning on seeing five today).  The next day, I did one better.  Somehow, the films remained … Continue reading One Day, Six Films — Thursday, May 21, 2015

Best of SIFF 2012: Week Three and Closing Weekend

Out of the six films I saw during the final week and weekend of SIFF, I gave out no 5s.  Therefore, this post will include only an honorable mention, which also happened to be the last film that I saw, complete with a Q&A. Honorable Mention: Nosilatiaj.Beauty (North American Premiere on Sunday, June 3) (d: … Continue reading Best of SIFF 2012: Week Three and Closing Weekend

The Best of SIFF 2012: Week Two

I didn't see nearly as many films this week as I did last week, and the films this week were not the juggernauts that Goodbye and How to Survive a Plague were.  Still, I found one surprisingly great film, and an honorable mention whose greatness came from its subject, if not always its execution. 170 … Continue reading The Best of SIFF 2012: Week Two

The Best of SIFF 2012: Week One

Goodbye (d: Mohammad Rasoulof, c: Leila Zare, Hasssan Pourshirazi, Behname Tashakor, Iran 2011, 104 min) Last year, I didn't go to Pacific Place, mad as I was that the previous year, they had shown two movies (on two different screens) with bulbs that wouldn't have lit my closet.  This year, however, I decided to give them another chance … Continue reading The Best of SIFF 2012: Week One