Posted on November 11, 2010 by Lincoln Spector
This post is a test of WordPress for Android. I’m writing this one my Droid X.
I’m not as fast swyping as I am with a full-sized typewriter, but it’s faster than typing on a phone’s keyboard.
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Posted on September 22, 2010 by Lincoln Spector
I was hoping to give the Mill Valley Film Festival significant coverage this year, as well some of the many other festivals going on and coming up. This time of year, the festivals really pile up.
Unfortunately, family obligations and work that actually pays—such as reviewing home theater equipment for PC World—has to take a priority. I won’t have much time for Bayflicks.
I’ll continue to do my weekly newsletter, but for the time being, I won’t be able to do much else here. I’ve got a couple of reviews, already written, that will be going up soon (in fact, one is going up just about now), but that’s about it.
Hopefully I’ll be able to increase coverage in a few weeks.
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Posted on August 17, 2010 by Lincoln Spector
I Googled classic blu-ray today because, well, it’s the sort of thing I’m likely to Google.
Guess what came up at the very top? An article I wrote for PC World back in November: 10 Blu-ray Titles That Show Off Classic Movie Formats.
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Posted on June 1, 2010 by Lincoln Spector
I’ve added a new theater to the Bayflicks list, VIZ Cinema. Located near Japantown and the Kabuki, the Viz seats only 143 and projects film and HD video. It has THX-certified sound. It specializes in Japanese cinema.
In fact, I found out about it from a comment on my The Bad Sleep Well piece. Thanks, Brian, for bringing this to my attention.
Next Friday, the Viz launches a week-long series on Kurosawa’s crime films. Expect more in my next newsletter.
June 6: I’ve altered this post to correct a factual error. When I originally wrote this, I mistakenly thought that the VIZ only projected video.
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Posted on October 23, 2009 by Lincoln Spector
More than four months after my last post (not counting the Soul Power review, which I’d written months before), I’m resurrecting Bayflicks. Without going into details, let’s just say I have a very busy summer, and not all of it was busy in a good way.
I got to very few movies during that time, and no festivals. As a blogger and as a moviegoer, I missed both silent film festivals, the Jewish Film Festivals, and Mill Valley. I’m currently missing Doc Fest. Even my mother-in-law said I need to get out to more movies.
I didn’t entirely miss the rebirth of the Cerrito, but I missed blogging about it—at least until now. I went to it twice over the summer (it’s in walking distance), but a lot of the flavor is gone. It’s now a first-run theater with couches and a good menu. When I was last there, it didn’t even have the menu, yet.
I even missed a chance to review the new (and already gone) Spike Lee joint, Passing Strange. That hurt.
Anyway, my life is returning to something resembling normal again. I intend to start seeing movies, in theaters, at home, and at press screenings. I’ll start paying attention to the festivals. I’ll even get back to my survey of Akira Kurosawa’s works.
It’s good to be back.
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