Filmstruck Revisited: Better, but still room for improvement

Back in November, I explained my disappointment with Filmstruck, the new classic movie streaming service created by Criterion and Turner Classic Movies. My biggest gripe - the limited devices available to easily send a movie to your television - has been partially fixed. You can now watch Filmstruck via Google's Chromecast. Since my TV has … Continue reading Filmstruck Revisited: Better, but still room for improvement

CAAMfest preview

I've screened four features - two narratives and two documentaries - that will screen next month at CAAMFest. Unlike my recommendations for the Mostly British Film Festival, these are all new movies that haven't yet been shown commercially in the Bay Area. B+ The Tiger Hunter This well-made fish-out-of-water comedy stars Danny Pudi of Community … Continue reading CAAMfest preview

What’s Screening: Feb 17 – 23

Aristocrats, dogs, charming thieves, oil speculators, hippies, and Hell's Angels appear on Bay Area screens this week. Festivals The Mostly British Film Festival continues through Thursday. Here's what I'm recommending. Noise Pop Film runs through Monday Promising events A Thousand Cuts: the Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies, Roxie, Thursday, … Continue reading What’s Screening: Feb 17 – 23

More Keaton on Blu-ray: Steamboat Bill Jr. & College

Earlier this month, I told you about a two-disc Blu-ray set containing Buster Keaton's best and worst independent features, The General and Three Ages. Now I'll tell you about the other Keaton package that Kino Lorber will release February 21. Once again, it's a two-disc set containing one of Keaton's best movies (Steamboat Bill, Jr.) … Continue reading More Keaton on Blu-ray: Steamboat Bill Jr. & College

What’s Screening: February 10 – 16

Bay Area movie theaters celebrate valentine's day week with Harold and Maude, Brokeback Mountain, Punch-Drunk Love, and The Bride of Frankenstein. Also, the Balboa is now selling beer. Festivals Indiefest closes Thursday. Check my articles about what's worth seeing. The Mostly British Film Festival opens Thursday. Noise Pop Film also opens Thursday. Promising events Sembene!, Sunday, … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 10 – 16

CAAMFest: Asian-American films take center stage in mid-March

On Thursday, the Center for Asian American Media announced the lineup for this year's CAAMFest. From March 9 through March 19, the festival will screen over 50 feature films - ten of them world premieres - plus shorts, live concerts, and parties. CAAMFest starts at the on March 9 at the Castro with The Tiger … Continue reading CAAMFest: Asian-American films take center stage in mid-March