SIFF 2011: THE STOOL PIGEON (2010) Review

The problem with Hong Kong director Dante Lam's new crime film The Stool Pigeon isn't that it's a bad movie but instead that it's depressingly only half a good movie. That half follows recently-released criminal thief and illegal street racer... More »
By Charles Webb   


There can be no doubt that Rebecca, Eva Green's character in Womb, is a monster. Her actions are born of a particular kind of selfishness and madness that poison her life and that of her "son," Tommy. In writer-director Benedek... More »
By Charles Webb   


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   

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   
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