What’s Screening: February 3 – 9

You know what's the most difficult part of setting up these newsletters? It's writing the intro. So let's get it over with. Reader, meet newsletter. Newsletter, meet reader. Okay, I'll tell you more. There's a new, sexy film from France and a documentary about Jewish settlements in Eastern Europe. There are three films about African … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 3 – 9

What’s Screening: January 27 – February 2

Only Fathom Events seems to realize that this week contains Groundhog Day. Anyway, I'm giving you some previews for the upcoming SF IndieFest. After that, there's music from Singin' in the Rain, My Fair Lady, and The Who's Tommy. Other than that, there's a family film about the human brain. Also the best sports movie … Continue reading What’s Screening: January 27 – February 2

Movies I’ve recently seen: Tár ֍ Ball of Fire ֍ Rules of the Game ֍ Nope

Here are two movies that I recently saw in theaters, and two others that were made decades before I was born. And all of them are worth watching. A- Tár (2022) Cate Blanchett seems capable of doing anything. In this drama, she conducts a symphony, plays piano, speaks German, and, of course, acts. She plays … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: Tár ֍ Ball of Fire ֍ Rules of the Game ֍ Nope

Movies I’ve recently seen: Wildcat ֍ KIMI ֍ Glass Onion ֍ Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife ֍ Babylon ֍ This Place Rules

A lot of good films, or at least interesting ones, pop up at the end of the year. In this selection of Movies I've Recently Seen, there's only one vintage movie, along with five new pictures. Unfortunately, I've seen only one in a theater; there are fewer and fewer cinemas where I live. A Wildcat … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: Wildcat ֍ KIMI ֍ Glass Onion ֍ Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife ֍ Babylon ֍ This Place Rules