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  1. REVIEW OF REVIEWS: a roundup of SFIFF 2016 (what I saw of it)

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    REVIEW OF REVIEWS

    Here's a roundup of the best of SFIFF 2016 (what I saw of it).

    Of all the SFIFF 2016 films I've seen, counting the 20 I'd watched...
  2. DEAD SLOW AHEAD (Mauro Herce 2015)

    MAURO HERCE: DEAD SLOW AHEAD (2015)

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    preview
  3. A YOUNG PATRIOT/SHAO NIAN, XIAO ZHAO (Du Haibin 2015)

    DU HAIBIN: A YOUNG PATRIOT/SHAO NIAN, XIAO ZHAO (2015)

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    ZHAO CHANTONG, STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL, IN A YOUNG PATRIOT

    Star of his own spiraling show

    A...
  4. AND WHEN I DIE, I WON'T STAY DEAD (Billy Woodberry 2015)

    BILLY WOODBERRY: AND WHEN I DIE, I WON'T STAY DEAD (2015)

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    BOB KAUFMAN RECITING HIS POETRY

    A marginalized Beat talent brought back to the light on film...
  5. PHANTOM BOY (Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol 2015)

    JEAN-LOUP FELICIOLI, ALAIN GAGNOL: PHANTOM BOY (2015)

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    LÉO'S PHANTOM PREPARES TO REENTER HIS BODY

    A super-powered boy helps a wheelchair-bound...
  6. OPERATOR (Logan Kibens 2016)

    LOGAN KIBENS: OPERATOR (2016)

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    MAE WHITMAN AND MARTIN STARR IN OPERATOR

    Transcending cyber-dependency through Chicago improv

    With a debt to Chicago...
  7. FRANK & LOLA (Matthew Ross 2016)

    MATTHEW ROSS: FRANK & LOLA (2016)

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    MICHAEL SHANNON AND IMOGEN POOTS IN FRANK & LOLA

    Psychosexual darkness swirls in Las Vegas and Paris

    Is Frank...
  8. FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE (Maris Curran 2015)

    MARIS CURRAN: FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE (2015)

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    DAVID OYELOWO, DIANE WIEST IN FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE

    A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss...
  9. CAST A DARK SHADOW (Lewis Gilbert 1955)

    LEWIS GILBERT: CAST A DARK SHADOW (1955)

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    DIRK BOGARDE AND MONA WASHBORNE IN CAST A DARK SHADOW

    Campy Dirk Bogarde crime melodrama gets digital...
  10. HIGH-RISE (Ben Wheatley 2015)

    BEN WHEATLEY: HIGH-RISE (2015)

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    Choreographing chaos

    We are living in a world that's growing less democratic, so the long-delayed filming of J.G....
  11. AS I OPEN MY EYES/À PEINE J'OUVRE LES YEUX (Leyla Bouzid 2015)

    LEYLA BOUZID: AS I OPEN MY EYES/À PEINE J'OUVRE LES YEUX (2015)

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    MONTASSAR AYARI AND BAYA MEDHAFFER IN AS I OPEN MY EYES

    Arab Spring seen through...
  12. THIRST/JAJDA (Svetla Tsotsorkova 2015)

    SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA: THIRST/JAJDA (2015)

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    ALEXANDER BENEV AND MONIKA NAYDENOVA IN THIRST

    Forces of nature

    This compelling little Bulgarian first...
  13. UNDER THE SUN (Vitaly Mansky 2015)

    VITALY MANSKY: UNDER THE SUN (2015)

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    Film made-to-order in North Korea intentionally gives itself away

    "An officially approved...
  14. LEAF BLOWER/SOPLANDORA DE HOJAS (Alejandro Iglesias Mendizabal 2015)

    ALEJANDRO IGLESIAS MENDIZABAL: LEAF BLOWER/SOPLANDORA DE HOJAS (2015)

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    FABRIZIO SANTINI, PACO RUEDA, ALEJANDRO GUERERO IN LEAF BLOWER

    A movie about...
  15. VERY BIG SHOT/FILM KTEER KBEER (Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya 2015)

    MIR-JEAN BOU CHAAYA: VERY BIG SHOT/FILM KTEER KBEER (2015)

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    WISSAM FARES AND ALEXANDRA KAHWAGI IN VERY BIG SHOT

    Drugs, pizza, movies and politics go...
  16. THE WHITE KNIGHTS /LES CHEVALIERS BLANCS (Joachim Lafosse 2015)

    JOACHIM LAFOSSE: THE WHITE KNIGHTS/LES CHEVALIERS BLANCS (2015)

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    VINCENT LINDON (CENTER) IN THE WHITE KNIGHTS

    The muddled case of a dubious do-gooder...
  17. THE DEMONS/LES DÉMONS (Philippe Lesage 2015)

    PHILIPPE LESAGE: THE DEMONS/LES DÉMONS (2015)

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    ÉDOUARD TRREMBLAY-GRENIER (CENTER) IN THE DEMONS

    Haneke lite

    French Canada has produced a notable...
  18. THE EVENT/SOBYTIE (Sergei Loznitsa 2015)

    THE EVENT/SOBYTIE (Sergei Loznitsa 2015)

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    Waiting for democracy that never comes

    Sergei Loznitsa is a Russian documentary filmmaker who reached...
  19. THE INNOCENTS (Anne Fontaine 2016)

    ANNE FONTAINE: THE INNOCENTS/LES INNOCENTES (2016)

    Preview - full review will appear later.

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    LOU DE LAÂGE AND AGATA BUZEK IN THE INNOCENTS

    A story...
  20. FROM AFAR/DESDE ALLÁ (Lorenzo Vigas 2015)

    LORENZO VIGAS: FROM AFAR/DESDE ALLÁ (2015)

    Preview - full review will appear later.

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    LUIS SILVA AND ALFREDO CASTRO IN FROM AFAR

    Power trips
    ...
  21. COUNTING (Jem Cohen 2015)

    JEM COHEN: COUNTING(2015)

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    A man with a camera roaming the world

    These captions appear together an hour and a half through Jem Cohen's new...
  22. San Francisco International Film Festival 2016

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    General Film Forum for the SFIFF 2016

    Links to reviews:
    And When I Die, I Won't Stay Dead (Billy Woodberry 2015)
    The Apostate (Federico Veiroj 2015)...
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