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Thursday, May 22, 2008

It Strikes Me…

posted by on May 22 at 14:14 PM

… that it’d be pretty easy to leak the Secret Festival films this year—just create a fake account on the SIFF site (they just want an email address) and “add your own review enormous hints. Not that I’m suggesting you break any enforceable oaths or anything.

I mean, all hell would rain down on your easily deleted email address. Wouldn’t want that.

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Posted by Mr. Poe | May 22, 2008 2:19 PM

Damn! That's some clever ninja-spy shit you thought of!

Posted by Andrew | May 22, 2008 2:47 PM

@3: Actually, I'm like eight times ahead of that. I'm already ready for the fake reviews under real names just to throw everybody off the scent. Obviously, the easiest way to spill the Secrets is to post on Slog.

Posted by annie | May 22, 2008 2:49 PM

Sweet. This would SIFF into a position of being forced to kill one of their most popular and long running events, one that benefits festival regulars most of all.

Looking to something to pad your resume, Annie, for when MoDo retires from the New York Times?

Posted by Mister Nick | May 22, 2008 2:52 PM

Oh, calm now. All SIFF has to do is remove the "review this movie" feature from the Secret page.

Posted by annie | May 22, 2008 2:53 PM

I have never seen anything interesting (or good) at the Secret Festival. Is it just my bad luck?

Posted by elswinger | May 22, 2008 2:54 PM

@6: No, it's not just you. A long-time festival-goer convinced me to attend the Secret Festival for two years running, and I think I saw ONE decent movie the whole time. The rest was a collection of absolute crap, movies shown just slightly before the release date, and films that were already at Scarecrow.

The Secret of the Secret Festival is that it totally, totally sucks.

Posted by Scalpel | May 22, 2008 3:04 PM

I saw three really great films at previous Secret Festivals. But, yeah, some of them really really suck.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 22, 2008 3:50 PM

So Will, what were they?

Posted by elswinger | May 22, 2008 5:20 PM

We can always count on Ace Reporter Annie to find an ingenious new way to piss on the parade.

Posted by you heard it here first | May 22, 2008 7:01 PM

Or are they still a secret?

Posted by rbnorton | May 23, 2008 1:03 PM

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