Burning Cane Interview with Director Phillip Youmans & Producer Mose Mayers

In the midst of the three week long festival that is the Seattle International Film Festival, we took a few moments to talk to one cinema’s most promising new talents Philip Youmans. Along with his producer and school mate Mose Mayer, they sat down to talk about their film Burning Cane, what influences them, and where their careers will take after the success of their first outing.

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The Art of Self-Defense Interview with Riley Stearns

Way back in March, we saw the world premiere of The Art of Self-Defense at SXSW. Fast forward two months and the film made another appearance at SIFF, and along with it came writer director Riley Stearns. During the festival, we had the opportunity to speak with the director and discuss where the idea came from, the process of scripting such a tact-sharp comedy, and whether or not he himself knows karate.

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SIFF 2019 Capsule Reviews

The 2019 Seattle International Film Festival kicks off on May 16th and runs until June 9th and UW Film Club is covering as many films as possible so you know which films to see! Throughout the festival, this article will be regularly updated with capsule reviews for festival films with the newest additions at the top. Check back every couple days to see whats new!

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SXSW 2019 Capsule Reviews

Over the last week we saw dozens of films at the South by South West Film Festival in Austin, Texas. There were highs and lows, but each one an experience onto itself. Over the next couple days we’ll be updating this article with capsule reviews and links to full reviews of films from the festival.

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Our Favorite Performances of 2018

In a year with a multitude of great performances on display, the Best Acting Categories are especially contentious. Each of us here at Cinema As We Know It feel differently about who should have been nominated for an Oscar, and as such, we have selected some of the strongest and most memorable characters to celebrate for our best performances of 2018.

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Greg's Top Ten of 2018

From a wide variety of genres, directors, and studios, there was a film to be had for everyone in 2018. With such an embarrassment of riches to choose from, it was incredibly difficult selecting just ten, but as it stands, these are the best of the best, and to me, these are as good as it gets for 2018, so let’s begin.

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Megan's Top Ten of 2018

As the year ends and I meditate on the huge amount of film I consumed, I have made the final tough decisions in organizing my ranked list of it all. I realized I had a very unconventional top 10, but I believe each piece has earned its place as what I would consider the most significant and extraordinary of the time and place that is 2018. 

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