Tag Archive: SFIFF

Review: Hill of Freedom (Hong, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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I was seduced by the description of this film on the SFIFF website as well as by the idea of seeing work by a new-to-me South Korean director. I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned… Continue reading

Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Gomez-Rejon, 2015)

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Having missed the only showing of this film at the San Francisco International Film Festival recently, I jumped at the chance to attend an advanced screening on Monday. Me and Earl and the… Continue reading

Review: H. (Attieh & Garcia, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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As enigmatic as its title, H. eludes easy description. The best I can come up with is that it’s something like Coherence meets Upstream Color. Since both of those are obscure indie scifi… Continue reading

Review: Far From Men (Oelhoffen, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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Far From Men is French director and screenwriter David Oelhoffen‘s second feature film. This adaptation of Albert Camus’s story “L’Hôte” (“The Guest”) screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival this spring. It comes… Continue reading

Review: Black Coal, Thin Ice (Diao, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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You know any film that begins with a severed arm traveling down a coal chute is going to be a memorable one. Few directors are bold enough to open with such a morbid image: Diao Yinan is… Continue reading

Review: Bota (Elezi & Logoreci, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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So far this year the San Francisco International Film Festival has brought me to Tehran, Hanoi, Chile, Zimbabwe, and now a backwater village in Albania. Bota (Albanian for “the world”) is the name… Continue reading

SFIFF 2015 Festival Recap

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The 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival ended nearly two weeks ago. All in all, it was a great festival for San Franciscan moviegoers, this blog, and (I hope) you. I was able… Continue reading

SFIFF 2015 Mid-Festival Check-In

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Sadly, the San Francisco International Film Festival is about half over. Happily, there’s still half left! I wrote my list of Must-See Documentaries and Narratives at the start of the festival, but now… Continue reading

Must-See Narratives at SFIFF 2015

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If you thought it would be hard to decide between 30+ documentaries at the San Francisco International Film Festival this year, try figuring out what narrative features to watch from the roughly 60 options.… Continue reading

Must-See Documentaries at SFIFF 2015

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The San Francisco International Film Festival opens tomorrow with what will undoubtedly be a big draw: a documentary exploring the life and legacy of Steve Jobs. (Bonus: Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney will field… Continue reading