SBIFF Film Recommendations During Quarantine

Cutter’s Way

Cutter’s Way

Dear Cinephiles, Richard Bone: “You know, you’ve got one big problem.” Alex Cutter: “What’s that?” Richard Bone: “Your imagination.” Alex Cutter: “These are just the facts, Rich. I mean, I haven’t even begun to let my imagination loose on this one.” I’ve always loved...

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My Best Friend’s Wedding

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Dear Cinephiles, “It’s amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy,” George comments about our leading lady in the insubordinate romantic comedy “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997). There are times during this big studio release starring America’s sweetheart,...

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Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven

Dear Cinephiles, “He told me the whole earth was going up in flames... There’s gonna be creatures running every which way, some of them burned, half their wings burning. People are gonna be screamin’ and hollerin’ for help,” says Linda – the young narrator in Terrence...

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The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

Dear Cinephiles, Whenever I hear the rousing score of “The Magnificent Seven” I get goosebumps. Even on its own, it’s got to be one of the greatest compositions ever – but combined with the movie that goes along with it, the result is pure adventure and fun. I’ve...

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Up

Up

Dear SBIFF Family, Ready to earn your Wilderness Explorer badge in this week’s Family Fun Film, “Up?” Follow Carl, as he fulfills his wife’s lifelong dream to go to Paradise Falls by turning his house into a blimp with hundreds of helium-filled balloons. Whip on some...

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Dear Cinephiles, “That’s why I like road trips. It’s good to remind yourself the world’s larger than the inside of your own head.” – Jake In the past few months, I have had extremely vivid dreams – and there have been times when my colleagues have momentarily confused...

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Glory

Glory

Dear Cinephiles, Trip: “I ain’t fighting this war for you sir.” Col. Robert Gould Shaw: “I see.” Trip: “I mean, whats the point? Ain’t nobody going to win. It’s just gonna to go on and on.” The above dialogue is between Trip, a fugitive slave soldier fighting in the...

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Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Dear Cinephiles, “We have to carry on with our lives as if nothing happened,” says Sarah in the deceptive and erotic thriller “Swimming Pool” (2003) directed by France’s François Ozon. The film stars one of the most alluring actors in cinema, Charlotte Rampling....

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Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Dear Cinephiles, “I tried it once and it doesn't work. You get four guys, all fighting over who is going to be Mr. Black. But they don't know each other, so no one wants to back down,” says Joe Cabot – the organizer of the soon-to-go-wrong jewelry heist at the center...

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