Video in Theaters, Part 2

Last week, I discussed art house theaters showing movies--especially old ones--on video rather than film, and whether I should warn readers when this happens. I forwarded the newsletter to theater managers in hope of getting some interesting replies. Their reaction was underwhelming. Only two responded. Tellingly, neither response came from a theater about which I've … Continue reading Video in Theaters, Part 2

More from the San Francisco International Film Festival

I spent Saturday with Jean-Claude Carrière, Tilda Swinton, and John Turturro. Good company. (If you don’t recognize Carrière’s name, that just shows how badly we actor-and-director obsessed film fans disrespect screenwriters.) Yes, I’m talking about the San Francisco International Film Festival, where I devoted my day to big events with big names rather than actually … Continue reading More from the San Francisco International Film Festival