‘Skin’ takes the Santa Barbara Audience Award…but where are the buyers?

Posted by · 7:35 am · February 2nd, 2009

One of the films I caught during the recent Santa Barbara International Film Festival but neglected to mention was Anthony Fabian’s “Skin,” the true-life story of Sandra Laing, a black girl born to white parents in Apartheid era South Africa. The film has been bouncing around the festival circuit — Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, AFI […]

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SANTA BARBARA: ‘Three Monkeys,’ ‘C’est pas moi, je le jure!,’ ‘War Against the Weak’

Posted by · 4:45 pm · January 27th, 2009

And a few more… “THREE MONKEYS” (**1/2) I was left scratching my head yesterday afternoon after a screening of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Three Monkeys.”  I can’t for the life of me comprehend what all of the Cannes fuss was about.  It’s a solid exploration of mood and atmosphere, to say the least.  And there are […]

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