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Anyone who can make it through the visceral brutality of this film's first act must then endure a gripping but emotionally punishing rebuke of colonialism dressed up as a revenge thriller.
A standout lead performance and fun character dynamics make up for a meandering narrative that ultimately sputters at the end.
The one-sheet poster loudly proclaims this film as having the "greatest zombie cast ever." Technically true - but there’s little “great” about this slog.
The director chats about the challenges of filming in the snowbound midwest and finding the perfect balance between funny and sad.
In trying to recapture the distinct, surrealistic feel of a 1930s film, this throwback comes off as a cheap reproduction rather than a genuine recreation.
A tired trope of every teen flick is the girl loathing her ex-boyfriend's current girlfriend. This refreshing and hilarious “chicks before dicks” comedy dares to ask "what if they didn’t totally hate each other?"
The stark, snow-laden Minnesota winter is the perfect backdrop for this pair of depressed adults to ruminate about their lives lived in quiet desperation.
A story of a teen trying to join a track team is pretty straightforward - however, this sports drama focuses more on a young phenom's sudden fame, and what it means for him and his aspirations.
Bite-sized movie reviews of films screening at SIFF 2019.
Most prison and crime films are stories of redemption or atonement. Not this acerbic comedy.
The sheer audacity of filming on location during the Olympic Games alone makes this indie winner a filmmaking feat.
Not even a wonderful Saoirse Ronan performance, some incredible cinematography and an unconventional story framework save the British drama from being completely forgettable.
Filmmaker Vlada Knowlton on what compelled her to make the documentary, why it remains timely and how it addresses timeless aspects of civil rights and discrimination.
Anchored by three strong performances and a light, graceful storytelling touch, this romantic drama has a taut intensity as it explores faith, denial and identity.
If ever there was a hybrid of art house cinema and exploitation flick, it's this bloody ride.
Timely, personal and eye-opening, this documentary takes a clear stance on a controversial issue - but more critically, it humanizes the hot button topic of gender identity.
Part psychological drama and part crime thriller, this warped love story leverages its disturbing plot into a mesmerizing and nerve-wracking portrait of a damaged woman forced to reckon with her true nature.
Sometimes the Seattle International Film Festival is your best, last and only chance to see some great films. Here some SIFF favorites that are not available on any platform.
This unbelievable documentary recounts the truly stranger-than-fiction true story and its even more surprising underlying mystery.
Bite-sized capsule reviews of films screening at the 44th Seattle International Film Festival. This article will continue to be updated throughout 2018 SIFF.