What’s Screening: November 16 – 22

The week that ends in Thanksgiving doesn't have much for cinephiles…at least not this year in the Bay Area. But we do have the Addams Family, Charlie Kaufman, angels over Berlin, and three movies shot in three-strip Technicolor. Also, three film festivals. Festivals The 3rd i South Asian Film Festival reincarnates itself for one day … Continue reading What’s Screening: November 16 – 22

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: FilmStruck binge watching

I'm not much of binge watcher (except in film festivals), but with FilmStruck closing in a little more than two weeks, I'm been watching a lot. A- The Lion in Winter (1968), FilmStruck An aging King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) has a very difficult Christmas with his bickering family in this medieval, humor-laced drama. Why … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: FilmStruck binge watching

What’s Screening: November 9 – 15

On Bay Area screens this week: Masterpieces by Renoir, Keaton, Bergman, Welles, Laurel, and Hardy, along with three new movies and six film festivals. Festivals The Cinematografo International Film Festival continues through Sunday The Napa Valley Film Festival also continues through Sunday. Read my preview. The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival opens tonight and, yes, … Continue reading What’s Screening: November 9 – 15

Monrovia Indiana: Not much to see here

C documentary Directed by Frederick Wiseman Frederick Wiseman's latest documentary studies life in a small, agricultural town in what we might call Trump country. We see people at work. We see people exercising. We see people joking around and telling funny stories. We see people in church and in town meetings. And when we don't … Continue reading Monrovia Indiana: Not much to see here