By most objective standards, the films of director Noboru Iguchi (Machine Girl, Robogeisha) aren't very good. Their mix of low-budget gore and lowest common denominator slapstick sit side-by-side with flabby pacing and broad, generally goofy performances. But then that's almost... More »
By Charles Webb   

SIFF 2011: LOVE Review

The greatest failing of first-time feature director William Eubank; Love is that ultimately, it's less than the sum of its parts. While nearly every frame of this stranded astronaut film by the former commercial director is immaculately-composed and is occasionally... More »
By Charles Webb   

Seattle 2011: An In Depth Guide to SIFF's Ridiculously Rich Lineup

Clocking in with 200-some features playing over 25 days, the Seattle International Film Festival is the king daddy of the regional exhibition fests. While they may not chase a lot of big name premieres, the nice folks at SIFF have... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

SIFF 2011: WITHOUT Review

[With Mark Jackson's Without having its Northwest premiere this weekend at the Seattle International Film Festival, I figured now was a good time to revisit my review from February.] There comes a point in Mark Jackson's debut feature where the... More »
By Ben Umstead   

SIFF 2011: The Fusion of FIlm and Gaming in the Pacific Northwest

We already told you about the 37th Seattle International Film Festival--while you're there, you might also want to check out this gaming and filmmaking event going on over the weekend courtesy of Four Peaks: Join us for a special session... More »
By Charles Webb   

Sydney Film Festival 2011 - A Preview

The 2011 Sydney Film Festival in Australia will open on the 8th June and run over 12 days. With a program that encompasses 161 titles in 47 languages from 42 countries, this year's SFF promises to be 'a rousing chorus... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
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