Monthly Archives: March 2012

Back to Your Arms Review

This is, without a doubt, the best film I’ve seen at this year’s film festival.  It was a moving, bittersweet film about a girl’s attempto to reconnect with her father.  The girl is really a young woman, Ruta, a Lithuanian … Continue reading

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Short Films Block 10 review

Here are the films in Block 10, which is a wonderful example of the different kinds of short films that are at the film festival.  The films are rated from 1-5, with 5 being the highest.  Preferably Blue Preferably Blue … Continue reading

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Short Films Introduction

 The CIFF puts a group of short films together, usually between 5-7, and shows them.  These films are usually a mix of different genres of films, ranging from less than five minutes to almost half an hour.  The short films can … Continue reading

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Women With Cows Review

This film really surprised me.  I was not sure if I really wanted to see this film; the premise seemed a little confusing and possibly sad.  But sometimes taking a chance at a film festival is very rewarding, and Women … Continue reading

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A Word about the Ratings

You may have noticed that I am rating the films.  The audience of the film festival gets to vote on many different awards for films, including the Roxeanne T Mueller Audience Choice Award.  The ballots rank the film as follows … Continue reading

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Up Heartbreak Hill Review

Up Heartbreak Hill details the lives of three teenagers living on a Navajo reservation as they try to apply for college.  The graduation rate at the school is about 50%, and only 1 in 10 students will finish college.  Thomas … Continue reading

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The Finger: A Review

Last night, I kicked off the film festival in delightful fashion by seeing The Finger, an Argentinian film.  In my prep before the film, I described the film as a dark political comedy.  This actually mischaracterized the film.  The film is … Continue reading

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