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Saturday, June 06, 2015
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
SIFF Sighting: THE LITTLE DEATH (comedy; Australia)
Sunday, May 31, 2015
SIFF Sighting: OUR SUMMER IN PROVENCE (drama; France)
SIFF Sighting: ALL THINGS MUST PASS (documentary; USA)
Saturday, May 30, 2015
SIFF Sighting: RACING EXTINCTION (documentary; USA)
Sunday, May 24, 2015
SIFF sighting: ONE MILLION DUBLINERS (documentary; Ireland)
The link can be found on her blog.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Cinebanter Special Edition - TASSOULA'S TOP 10 OSCAR PICKS
In this episode, Tassoula shares her Top 10 Oscar picks for 2015.
There are no spoilers, just basic commentary on some of the nominated films, writers, directors, musicians and actors.
In addition, written reviews of several of the films Tassoula discusses can be found here:
- Still Alice
- Live Action Short Film Nominees
- The Imitation Game
- The Theory of Everything
- Finding Vivian Maier
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Cinebanter - TELEBANTER SOLO: Tassoula's Top 10 of 2014
In this episode, Tassoula shares her Top 10 Television Shows of 2014.
There are no spoilers, but basic plot lines of certain shows are discussed ... so you've been warned.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Cinebanter Rewind: DRAG ME TO HELL (2009)
In this episode, a classic, horror-filled Cinebanter episode is revisited just in time for the Halloween holiday.
The breakdown is as follows:
- 0:00 Intro by Tassoula
- 0:32 Original 2009 Review of DRAG ME TO HELL
- 28:54 Credits
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Cinebanter Mini Edition: BOYHOOD Q&A
In this mini episode, Tassoula shares audio from the Richard Linklater Q&A that she attended back in May.
If you haven't yet seen the film, please be aware there are spoilers here (as the audience asking the questions had just screened it).
To see if Boyhood is playing in your town, visit the official website.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
An Evening with Damien Echols and Lorri Davis
|Damien, Tassoula and Lorri|
The lecture portion of the evening, hosted at Seattle's Town Hall, is available in audio format free of charge here.
Cinebanter listeners may recall Michael and Tassoula extensively spoke about the documentary trilogy Paradise Lost, which detailed the journey of the West Memphis Three: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jesse Misskelley.
The wrongly convicted inmates were released in August of 2011.
Sunday, July 06, 2014
New Written Reviews Now Available
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Cinebanter Special Edition: SIFF 2014 RE-CAP
|A Scene From STILL LIFE|
In this episode, Tassoula re-caps the recent 40th Annual Seattle International Film Festival. She shares her favorite documentary from the event, plus her top three films. The breakdown is as follows:
• 00:00 Intro
• 00:32 Tassoula's re-cap of the festival
• 10:12 Outro
Thanks to Brad Daane, Mark Cummins and Vincent Do for the original music used in this episode, and to the folks at SIFF for granting Tassoula press access to hundreds of fantastic films for the 8th consecutive year.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
SIFF Sighting: THE ONE I LOVE (Romantic Comedy; USA)
Though Ethan gives re-igniting their flame a college try, Sophie still isn't past their troubles, so they agree to couples' therapy.
Their shrink (Ted Danson, perfect for the part) assigns them a weekend away to work on their issues and that's when things start to get weird.
I can't go any further without completely spoiling the film, so I'll just say this is hilarious, thought-provoking, confusing, charming and odd. First-time screenwriter Justin Lader does an incredible job of entertaining while floating the big lingering questions, and all the while making the audience hungry for bacon.
I can't wait until this is released in theaters. I'll be first in line to see it again.
THE ONE I LOVE screened at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival.
SIFF Sighting: CALVARY (Comedy; Ireland)
Father Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) is faced with this problem when a parishoner notifies him in confession that he suffered abuse as a child at the hands of the Catholic church. Though Father Lavelle was not the abuser, the confessor believes guilt by association is a good enough reason to end the priest's life.
Rather than go to the police, the Father chooses to deal with this threat internally and independently. It's both courageous and stupid.
The entire film then progresses through random conversations, awkwardly funny exchanges and random reflections leading up to the "will it or won't it happen?" moment.
Though the performances are solid, the screenplay fails and by the time the climax is reached, the audience is more apathetic than invested.
CALVARY screened at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival.
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- SIFF sighting: ONE MILLION DUBLINERS (documentary;...
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- Cinebanter - TELEBANTER SOLO: Tassoula's Top 10 of...
- Cinebanter Rewind: DRAG ME TO HELL (2009)
- Cinebanter Mini Edition: BOYHOOD Q&A
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