Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Summer 1993, 20,000 Leagues, Analyze This, & Henry VIII

Four more movies that weren't in local festivals, and that I didn't officially review. I just paid my ticket (or the home video equivalent) and watched the movie. A Summer 1993 (2017), Shattuck This amazing film about children, but not for children, slipped into theaters below the radar. That's too bad, because it's very much worth … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Summer 1993, 20,000 Leagues, Analyze This, & Henry VIII

What’s Screening: July 13 – 19

Astaire and Rogers, Powell and Loy, Harryhausen and Disney, and the Wrath of Khan. Also Beatles, Chaplin, exploitation, five (count 'em, five!) film festivals, and love amongst the autistic - and all available this week on Bay Area movie screens. Festivals Modern Cinema/Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood continues. Read my preview. Charlie Chaplin Days opens tonight … Continue reading What’s Screening: July 13 – 19

What’s Screening: July 6 – 12

After a couple of stubborn years, I've decided to accept the Pacific Film Archive's no-longer-new name, BAMPFA. It stands for Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive. I would rather they had called it PFABAM, because in my mind, the movies come first. Anyway, this week we have Jewish triplets, African-American telemarketers, animated Beatles, live Beatles, … Continue reading What’s Screening: July 6 – 12

Sorry to Bother You, but you don’t want to miss this movie

A- Comedy Written and directed by Boots Riley I worry that people will assume that this very pointed comedy is nothing but a Get Out rip-off. Both movies combine humor, horror, and social commentary, and were made by an African-American neophyte director with a decidedly black point of view. But if you know anything about … Continue reading Sorry to Bother You, but you don’t want to miss this movie

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: First Reformed, Friendly Persuasion, Anna Karenina, & Now Voyager

I see a lot of films at festivals. I screen films that haven't yet been released. I review classics on Blu-ray, and I revisit beloved films in series such as my current Chaplin Diary. But sometimes, I just want to see a movie at home or, better yet, in a theater. Here's my latest batch … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: First Reformed, Friendly Persuasion, Anna Karenina, & Now Voyager