SFIFF – Somebody Up There Likes Me

Sometimes, I’m a bit shallow when it comes to my film choices, particularly at festivals. I was attracted Bob Byington’s Somebody Up There Likes Me solely because Nick Offerman is in it. I will follow Ron Swanson anywhere. Including into screenings of caustic, mostly empty, deadpan comedies. Which Somebody totally is. Byington has six directing credits according to... Read More

SFIFF – The Sheik and I

I must admit, that I’m not familiar with filmmaker Caveh Zahedi’s work, but if The Sheik and I is any indication, his other stuff is worth checking out just for the interesting ideas he broaches. In Sheik, Zahedi turns the camera on himself, like he did in the feature-length documentary I am a Sex Addict where he explored his self-destructive addiction to prostitutes.... Read More