SFIFF61 – A Day Spent Crossing “Boundaries”

The Worst Show on the Web has been covering the San Francisco International Film Festival for ten years now. We’ve screened, reviewed and discussed well over one hundred films – some great, some good, and some real clunkers – and conducted numerous interviews over those ten years. This year’s festival, the 61st, runs April 4…

SFFILM 60 – Not So Black and White (“Infinity Baby”)

Recently screened at the 60th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, Bob Byington’s Infinity Baby has all the hallmarks of modern independent film – a quirky concept masking a comment on the modern human condition, crisp (black and white) cinematography, a soundtrack by some hip musician and a cast of indie stalwarts. Combined they make…

SFFILM 60 – Brokeback Mutton (“God’s Own Country”)

One wouldn’t think that Ang Lee’s seminal Brokeback Mountain would be ripe for a remake already, but damned if first time feature director Francis Lee hasn’t moved the action from the American West to the hills of Yorkshire, England and come up with a comparable film. Recently screened at the 60th Annual San Francisco International…

SFIFF 58 – Film Fest turns into Cheese Fest

I returned to the Festival on Monday for an evening screening of a film I missed catching on Sunday, which means I REALLY must have wanted to see it to be willing to drive back into the city on a weeknight. I did and I’m glad I did because, as a film buff, I’m always…

SFIFF 58 – Harry documents his day of documentaries…

My second day at the Festival began with an attempt to see a film entitled The New Girlfriend, but Peter beat me to the Press Office and as we only get one ticket per screening, I had to decide on another film. After a few seconds trying to determine Peter’s punishment for his transgression (Doesn’t…