SBIFF Reviews

Rooney Mara – A True Vanguard

Santa Barbara gets her first taste of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Miss Rooney Mara is in position to take critics aside and just shine by her own lights – though she has few critics she will point out that occasionally she feels the pressure.

14-Feb-2016

By: Brent Bakeman - avatar Brent Bakeman

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No Fleeting Wisp of Glory

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival had the honor of hosting all five Oscar nominated directors at the Outstanding Directors Award tribute this year, creating a scene akin to Camelot’s own  Knights of the Round Table. 

13-Feb-2016

By: Jenny Schlax - avatar Jenny Schlax

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From Hardship to Hero: Sylvester Stallone Speaks His Creed

“He wrote Rocky in three days and refused to sell it unless he starred in it.” Need there be any further introduction for Mr. Sylvester Stallone, recipient of the SBIFF prestigious Montecito Award hosted by film critic Pete Hammond.

10-Feb-2016

By: Jennifer Strube - avatar Jennifer Strube

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