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Please - stop spreading SIFF lists.

Posted by PC | June 15, 2008 1:19 PM

Kelly O and Ari Spool give Bruce Banner can of Rize, Bruce Banner drink Rize, freak out, Hulk out, BRUCE BANNER BECOME HULK!

And no, I'm not letting it go.

Posted by The Incredible Sulk | June 15, 2008 3:04 PM

Does this mean SIFF is over? For reals? 'Cause I'm all SIFFed out...enough.

Posted by j4zz3rgrl | June 15, 2008 6:41 PM

Haifsia Herzi is the French-Arab Ellen Page, completely in the opposite direction. What a total, instant star, a goddess, a superhero. 'The Secret of the Grain' is love-it or hate-it, but I am pretty certain that if it were just the love-its it would have won multiple categories. Brilliant, and the best ending I have seen in years.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | June 15, 2008 6:59 PM

Not one single visitor to this site will read even 15% of that list. Seriously. It's just gratuitous listing. It's not needed.

Posted by Bob | June 15, 2008 8:39 PM

I successfully went from being a full series passholder in past seasons to not seeing any siff films this year. Sure, I missed some good stuff, but I was able to save $450+. Woo!

Posted by stinkbug | June 15, 2008 8:41 PM

Since there's no open threading on the Slog, I must step off the topic briefly to comment on how interesting it is to me that there are ZERO posts or serious references (or any I could find) to Father's Day for the last three days whereas on Mother's Day you all had at least FOUR.

Now I believe most male homosexuality is probably biologically determined and not the result of Freudian notions of overinvolved controlling yet emotionally cold and cruel mothers with weak, distanced and ineffectual fathers.

But hmmm. And the problem with Freud remains nobody's ever disproved any of him.

Posted by Bob | June 15, 2008 8:55 PM

When Frued stated that, "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," he sort of covered all of his bases.

Posted by t | June 15, 2008 9:25 PM

i, for one, appreciate you posting these winners. it's funny how people complain about what you guys post, as if they're the ones paying for the bandwidth or setting the editorial direction. would you guys have rather she posted an incomplete, meandering essay or something? reposting the press release was a fine thing to do.

Posted by traeden | June 15, 2008 10:11 PM

I would have rather read a lovely posting about Fathers and how completely bitchin they are to the world and how NONE of us would even be alive if we didn't have a father and how even though mothers can make us wince and whimper like little babies at the mere hint of disapproval in their voices over really just about anything, it's bad dads that gave us the brilliant tortured poetic angst of Kurt Cobain and good dads that gave us Tim Russert!

Fuck stupid movie lists on Father's Day, how about a little love for the old man?

Posted by Bob | June 15, 2008 10:16 PM

@6 - I went from only watching 17 films last year to seeing around 60 this year - from an initial list of 122 Must See films.

The award winners well deserved it - especially Cherry Blossoms - Hanami, Captain Abu Raed, and Sita Sings The Blues.

Sorry I didn't post earlier today - having spent it watching some fine ending day films.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 15, 2008 10:44 PM

I saw the winners of the new american cinema and new directors showcase awards and it seems like the juries made some pretty good choices. The SIFF blurb for Em really didn't do the film justice; I was glad that I checked it out after hearing that it won the prize.

Posted by josh | June 15, 2008 10:46 PM

Unfortunately not one of the 5 I saw, including 3 I thought were rather good, made any of these lists... no Towelhead? No Visioneers?

Posted by K | June 18, 2008 8:48 AM

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