SIFF 2012 Interview: THE MOST FUN I'VE EVER HAD WITH MY PANTS ON Director Drew Denny Talks Laughter, Tears, and Eating Her Dad's Ashes

Drew Denny is easily the most talented lady I know. Her CV is unreal -- she's arts editor for L.A. RECORD and a contributor at countless print and online magazines, songwriter and performer in Big Whup and Bon Bon, and... More »
  

BELLFLOWER Review

I think the moment I realized I hated Evan Glodell's directorial debut, Bellflower was about the third or fourth time one of its vacuous, dull characters conflated Mad Max with its sequel, The Road Warrior. The characters make constant reference... More »
  

SFF 2011 Final Day - Trailer of the Day is BLACK & WHITE & SEX

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is BLACK & WHITE & SEX. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Australian producer John Winter (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Doing Time for Patsy Cline) makes his... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 11 - Trailer of the Day is MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Having already received a directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Sean Durkin's stunning... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 10 - Trailer of the Day is TOP FLOOR LEFT WING

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is TOP FLOOR LEFT WING. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: When cranky bailiff François (Hippolyte Girardot) attempts to collect a debt from Algerian father... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 9 - Trailer of the Day is JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Sukiyabashi Jiro must be the smallest three-star Michelin restaurant in the world. A basement... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 8 - Trailer of the Day is ROLLERBOY

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the fascinating documentary Rollerboy. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: In late-70s Melbourne, roller skating was the thing to do and young Jayson Sutcliffe... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 7 - Trailer of the Day is LE QUATTRO VOLTE

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the intriguing Le Quattro Volte. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Since premiering last year at Cannes, where it won Best European Film in... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 6 - Trailer of the Day is AFRICA UNITED

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the delightful AFRICA UNITED. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Three Rwandan kids hit the road to soccer's World Cup in this energetic and... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 5 - Trailer of the Day is THE FUTURE

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is Miranda July's quirky THE FUTURE. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Captivating filmmaker, performer and video artist Miranda July embraces the beauty and absurdity... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 4 - Trailer of the Day is THE GREAT BEAR

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the beautiful Danish animated film THE GREAT BEAR. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: The bear in question is not Yogi or Boo-Boo, a panda... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SIFF 2011: THE TRIP (2011) Review

The Trip is a movie that's funny until it isn't, that's keeps returning to the idea of what constitutes "real humor" and then slips into "dramedy" territory. I think if anyone else besides Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon starred in... More »
  

SFF 2011 Day 3 - Trailer of the Day is POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD, the latest from Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME). Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Brand Morgan... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SIFF 2011: SUBMARINE Review

Young Oliver Tate, the lead of Submarine as played by Craig Roberts, is terrified that his parents are going to break up. Try as he might, he just can't quite get to the root of their mutual dissatisfaction, and takes... More »
  

SIFF 2011: THE LAST CIRCUS Review

I'd classify The Last Circus as one of the angriest comedies I've had the chance to see recently, with a sense of humor so black that some viewers may have a hard time seeing the joke. This is a film... More »
  

SFF 2011 Day 2 - Trailer of the Day is HAPPY, HAPPY

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the sexy, sexy HAPPY, HAPPY. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: World Cinema Grand Jury Prize-winner at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Happy, Happy... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 1 - Trailer of the Day is BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

The 2011 Sydney Film Festival has officially started with the screening of HANNA as the Opening Night Film. Over the next 12 days, I plan to bring you everyday the trailer for a film showing at the SFF on that... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SIFF 2011: DETENTION Review

I anticipate a lot of people will intensely dislike Detention, the John Huges mixed with John Carpenter hyper-aware, so post-modern-it's-pre-future movie written and directed by Joseph Kahn. The movie is a ultra-kinetic, fast-talking, self-referential sci-fi comedy slasher film set in... More »
  

SIFF 2011: OUTRAGE (2010) Review

Takeshi Kitano's return to the ultra-violent world of Yakuza film has been, perhaps, misnamed by its writer-director. Outrage conjures up a sense of injustice, of a rejection of the almost normalized criminal behavior depicted in the film which sees Japanese... More »
  

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 »
  
 
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