June 13th, 2008


SIFF Day 20

The last week of the festival and my mini reviews are haphazard, shorter and less coherent as exhaustion creeps up on me and knocks me on my ass. Sorry!

Em (USA) 2007 *
The worst film of the entire festival- self indulgent drivel with bad camera work. Wow! Sign me up for that torture.

Perfect Match (France) 2007 **
Bad and boring French "romance". The woman is uptight and the man is self pitying, self absorbed, and self centered. Do I care whether or not they get together? No, I do not.

The Girl By the Lake (Italy) 2007 ***
Competently made murder mystery based on a Norwegian novel, Don't Look Back, by Karin Fossum. I liked the detective working the case although I had no interest in his problems with his wife and daughter. This movie was certainly watchable but nothing special.

Total Movies seen: 73

*= Unclean, unclean
**= Crap, but doesn't make your eyes bleed
***= Watchable to good
****= Great
*****= Masterpiece/Classic