Josef Woodard's SBIFF Reports

Another Fine Vintage of SBIFF

Our veteran critic looks back at 10 days of cinema and stars. Read story.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Eyes on the Wrap and the Sunset Ride

As the 2014 SBIFF lurched into its final night, with the real life, real time Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke discussing their distinctive Before trio on the Arlington stage Sunday night, it’s fair to say that this year’s festival scores high points on multiple fronts. Read story.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Blessed by the Sundance Man

Robert Redford at the Arlington, plus 1982 and Violet. Read story.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Belgian Twang, Catholic Capers, and the Sundance Man in the ‘Hood

Leo & Marty, Redford coming, and SBIFF 2014's Eastern Bloc stars. Read story.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Looking to Montecito and Far Eastward

Seeing Oprah, plus watching Child’s Pose and a best-of-so-far list. Read story.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

SBIFF 2014 Mid-Fest Report

Veteran critic declares so far, so festively good. Read story.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Watching uwantme2killhim?, Cupcakes, and Gabrielle. Read story.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Master’s Passing, and the Show Going On

Remember Hoffman, seeing The Gambler, Wounded, Tryptych, BFFs, and Queens & Cowboys. Read story.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Around the World, for Better and Worse

Sam, Omar, La Jaula de Oro, Adria Blues, and more in this mid-Sunday report. Read story.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Horseplay and Spliffcakes

A mid-Saturday report from deep inside SBIFF 2014. Read story.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Jumping Into the Ocean of Cinema

Report from the opening hours of SBIFF 2014. Read story.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Veteran Critic Reflects, Predicts

Josef Woodard prepares to dive into SBIFF 2014, his annual 10-day screencation. Read story.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Wrap and a Mass “Yes”

Some final thoughts on SBIFF 2012 from our film critic and veteran fester. Read story.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Paying Respects to an SBIFF Titan

Remembering Mike DeGruy; plus, Nothing Like Chocolate, directors, and Gardens & Villa. Read story.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Music Never Stops

Our critic finds more to enjoy during SBIFF 2012’s Cinesonic sidebar; plus reviews of international films. Read story.

Saturday, February 4, 2012
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