Oscars and Indies

Must I write about the Oscars? Must I gnash my metaphoric teeth over lousy films nominated and good ones ignored? Must I ask just what the Academy was thinking? Reality check: The Motion Picture Academy doesn’t have a single mind to think with. It contains hundreds of minds, of various levels of brightness, that choose … Continue reading Oscars and Indies

Recommendations for the Week of 1/26/07

Noir City, Castro, Friday through Sunday, February 4. I’m not highlighting any one particular movie here--I haven’t seen any of them. I’m just reminding you of 10 rare, black and white, 35mm double bills showing off the bleakest of Hollywood filmmaking. Show People, Pacific Film Archive, Wednesday, 3:00. We remember Marion Davies, if we remember … Continue reading Recommendations for the Week of 1/26/07