2014 San Diego Film Festival Awards Winner List

Where the Road Runs Out San Diego Film Festival 2014 Winner

This year’s San Diego Film Festival was bigger and better than ever before. With big studio features and other buzzed about indie pictures, it will be interesting to see how the SDFF group can top themselves next year. The winners of the 13th Annual San Diego Film Festival have just been announced. Check out the full winners list after the break. Continue reading

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SDFF 2014 Review: ‘Whiplash’ Runs on Raw Emotion and Powerful Energy

Whiplash 2014 San Diego Film Festival Review

Whether it’s concerning the state of jazz or the film industry, there has been a certain lack of vitality within both camps. They just don’t make ’em like they use to. But in this particular case, Whiplash radiates such remarkable, raw energy that it sticks with you well after the last cymbal crash. A movie so intoxicating that you’ll forget you’re watching actors and not the real thing. Continue reading

SDFF 2014 Review: ‘Laggies’ is Uncomfortably Genuine, Funny, and Simple

Lagies SDFF 2014 Movie Review

It’s been said that your twenties are about self-discovery as well as finding your people and place in the world. That’s pretty overwhelming if you think about it: placing the fate of your existence on a single decade of your life. Embarking on an adventure to punch existentialism in the face, Laggies fails to push past conventional storytelling, but does so with a very delightful cast and off-the-wall attitude. Continue reading

SDFF 2014 Review: ‘Wild’ is a Bumpy Ride

Wild 2014 Moive Review Reese Witherspoon

We are not born with a set path in life to help guide us through the good times and the bad. It is the decisions we make that steer us into who we become. Based on the true story of Cheryl Strayed, played by Reese Witherspoon, Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild unfortunately isn’t able to formulate a cohesive track. With more bumps in the road than twists and turns, this journey of self discovery creates little wonder or revelation to rationalize a main character walking over 1,000-miles that isn’t, herself, a Hobbit. Continue reading

8 Movies at the San Diego Film Festival We Want to See

8 Movies at the San Diego Film Festival We Want to See

The San Diego Film Festival officially kicks off tonight with the California premiere of Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild starring . With 100 or so films being showcased throughout the next 5 days, audiences will have to pick and choose wisely. I’ve scoured the SDFF schedule of features, documentaries, and shorts and have handpicked eight films that I’m looking forward to seeing. Find out which SDFF films I’ll be checking out after the break. Continue reading

San Diego Film Festival Adds ‘St. Vincent’ and ‘Pride’ to Features Schedule

San Diego Film Festival 2014 Pride and St. Vincent

The 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival is gearing up to be one of the biggest America’s Finest City has ever seen. Seven studio films have already been announced, and two late surprises have been added to the schedule. Find out when you can see St. Vincent and Pride at the San Diego Film Festival this week after the jump.  Continue reading

San Diego Film Festival’s Official 2014 Documentary and Short Film Lineup

San Diego Film Festival 2014 Official Documentary Film Lineup

Yesterday we gave you a preview of the 25 feature length films that will be shown during the 13th Annual San Diego Film Festival, and today we’ve got the documentary and short film lineup. Included in this year’s SDFF schedule are 14 docs and 50 short films vying for your attention during the five-day festival. Check out the full list of films after the break. Continue reading

San Diego Film Festival’s Official 2014 Feature Film Lineup

San Diego Film Festival 2014 Official Feature Film Lineup

Looking to make a name for itself in the festival circuit, the San Diego Film Festival has lined up some solid feature length films for its lucky thirteenth year. Opening with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild, his follow up to the highly celebrated Dallas Buyers Club, this year’s SDFF boasts a slew of anticipated movies that will be releasing later this year. See the full lineup after the break. Continue reading