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SBIFF 2019, some parting words on our favorite films

The 2018 Maltin Modern Master Award recipient was Gary Oldman
Next year's SBIFF will be held January 15-25 2020

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., “I think there’s only one way, forward, for women, and we are 51 percent of the world, so 51 percent of women should do movies,” Austrian director Eva Spreitzhofer (“What Have We Done to Deserve This” a.k.a. “Wo mit haben wir das verdient?”) said at a red carpet event at the last Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) (a still from the film is this article's ... more >

Albert Nobbs

Be prepared to seek damages
Glenn Close and Mia Wasikowska
Directed by Rodrigo García

Boring can sometimes be edifying. Boring can be dependable, safe, and everything you (may) want in a spouse. You can learn things from boring. In a world of artificial excitement, boring can be -- O.K., who are we kidding? Boring is boring. I don’t like using “boring” as a criticism for a film. It’s not a very precise analytical term. But sometimes you have to call a spade a spade and ... more >