Movies I’ve recently seen: Nomadland | Judas and the Black Messiah | Morocco & March of the Wooden Soldiers

Here again are two new films that everybody's talking about and two films made more than 80 years ago. That wasn't intended. A Nomadland (2020) After Fern loses her husband, job, and home (Frances McDormand), she goes on the road in her van, working temporary jobs, getting by, and befriending other "nomads." She doesn't consider … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: Nomadland | Judas and the Black Messiah | Morocco & March of the Wooden Soldiers

What’s Screening: February 19 – 25

What's going on, cinema-wise, this week in the Bay Area - aside from dark theaters? Concentration camps in America, the tricks of scoring silent movies, car racing and prize fighting, and an idiot with money. Also three film festivals. Virtual Festivals SF Indiefest closes Sunday The SF Urban Film Fest also closes Sunday The Jewish … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 19 – 25

What’s Screening: February 12 – 18

What's going on this week in Bay Area cinema? Two overlooked classics free (to members of BAMPFA). A couple of virtual revivals, and some really good movies at the drive-in. Also, two film festivals. Festivals SF Indiefest continues through the week and beyond. Read my preview. SF Urban Film Fest opens Sunday Special online events … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 12 – 18

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Harnessed the Wind | The New World | Promising Young Woman | Yentl | Dishonored

Here are five movies I saw recently; four for the first time. The other I watched before I started writing about every film I saw. A The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) What a powerful story! A small, African village is on the brink of death. The lack of water, caused in part by government … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Harnessed the Wind | The New World | Promising Young Woman | Yentl | Dishonored