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SIC PICKS June 17-23

Gareth’s Picks God's Own Country (2017)  This is a very well made film that shows the intersection of immigration and queer love.  Josh O'Connor early in his career plays a sheep herder in Yorkshire that hides his true identity from his overbearing father, masterfully played by the always brilliant Ian Hart.  This changes when a Romanian immigrant worker shows up and they start an affair.  Directed and written with precision and […]

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SIC PICKS 06.10.2024

Gareth’s Picks Greed (1924) Erich Von Stroheim's 4 hour silent masterpiece is available on TUBI.  Curl up for one full viewing or break it up into chunks but this 100 year old film still holds up as it examines the human susceptibility to the greed and downfall of humankind.  Perfect summer viewing.       The Return of Martin Guerre (1982) Before he was the Harvey Weinsten of France,Gerard Depardieu was considered one of […]

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SIC picks May 13 2024

Gareth’s Picks Four Lions (2010) Before Riz Ahmed and Kayvan Novak were who they are today, they starred in this satire about wannabe terrorists in England.  It takes a deeply disturbing world and somehow finds humor.  The acting is top-notch and the dark humor will make you laugh-cry. Actor/Director/Writer Christopher Morris does a great job balancing this topic.     Bug (2006) Directed by the one and only William Friedkin (RIP) […]

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Gareth’s Picks The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006) Sorry, no pornography here. Join the always entertaining Slovanian philosopher Slovoj Zizek as he walks us through his psychoanalysis of film history in this documentary series. His take on films is always sure to be different and may even change your own understanding of a film or two. Available on Kanopy     While We Are Young (2014) Noah Baumbach's take on […]

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SIC PICKS 04.22.24

Gareth’s Picks The Gangster, the Cop, and the Devil (2019) Epic South Korean action film starring the always entertaining Ma Dong-seok, most famous for his role in Train to Busan. Here he is the gangster who teams up with a police officer to catch a serial killer. South Korean serial killer films are always worth a viewing. Available on TUBI   A Royal Affair (2012) Danish historical drama starring the GOAT […]

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SIC Picks APRIL 29,.2024

Gareth’s Picks The Fog of War (2003) Errol Morris's searing documentary about Robert McNamara and the Vietnam War.  Miraculously, Mcnamara was more than willing to sit down and be interviewed for the film and it gives you a front row seat in the thinking around the war.  It is just as important now as it was in 2003. Available to stream for free on TUBI     Lake Mungo (2008) Terrifying found […]

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SIC Picks 04-15-24

Gareth’s Picks Monsters (2010) Gareth Edwards first film became his calling card for being able to helm much bigger projects like Star Wars: Rogue One and Godzilla.  Here, he shows what can be done with a minimal budget and a great lead actor.  Scoot McNairy does a fantastic job as a man trying to escort a young girl across the border while evading giant, mysterious monsters.  A great example of […]

todayApril 16, 2024 15

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SIC PICKS – April 8, 2024

Gareth’s Picks Howard the Duck (1986) This oddball from the Eighties is worth seeing again or for the first time if you have not seen this oddity.  Starring icons of the 80's, Lea Thompson and Jeffrey Jones, as well as a young Tim Robbins, this film was somehow greenlit by a major studio.  Of course, it helps if George Lucas is the executive producer.  This is definitely not for the […]

todayApril 10, 2024 11

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SIC PICKS – April 1, 2024

Gareth’s Picks A Touch of Sin (2013) Written and directed by Jia Zhenke, this powerful Chinese drama reveals the underbelly of failure in the Chinese economic system.  It won for best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival and indeed the complexity of the characters and the world they inhabit comes to life in often violent ways, all with the poetic realism that Zhenke is famous for presenting. He beautifully interweaves […]

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