Movies I’ve recently seen: Bros ֍ See How They Run ֍ Contempt ֍ Car Wash

Here are four films I recently saw for the first time. Curiously, the two new movies are both better than the two new-to-me movies. Proof that vintage cinema isn't always great cinema. A Bros (2022); still in theaters This is the best and most original romantic comedy I've seen since Annie Hall. The characters are real and … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: Bros ֍ See How They Run ֍ Contempt ֍ Car Wash

Stuck at home? Celebrate silent films if you can’t go to a theater

Today, if you have the time, watch a film with printed titles instead of dialogue. After all, today is Silent Movie Day. With the exceptions of the Sebastopol and the Elmwood, the theaters and festivals don't seem to care. If you're not a silent film fan, and you're wondering what's so special about 100-year-old movies, … Continue reading Stuck at home? Celebrate silent films if you can’t go to a theater

What’s Screening: Sept 16 – 22

If you like old movies in real theaters, you can see Kurosawa's best, the flick that made Spielberg famous, the first great vampire movie, Billy Wilder's look at American business, Hitchcock in 3D, and a Kubrick double bill. Plus two festivals. Festivals & Series The SF International South Asian Film Festival opens Friday and closes … Continue reading What’s Screening: Sept 16 – 22

Movies I’ve recently seen: The Asphalt Jungle ֍ Tahara ֍ Honk for Jesus ֍ Elvis

Here's another four random films. This time, most of them are recent. But the best is the only oldie. A- The Asphalt Jungle (1950) There's no one main character in this noir by John Huston. Instead, we get to know six very different criminals as they set out together to steal a fortune in diamonds. … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: The Asphalt Jungle ֍ Tahara ֍ Honk for Jesus ֍ Elvis