Films for the Week of April 27, 2007

Just to keep things simple, I'm listing San Francisco International Film Festival presentations first. San Francisco International Film Festival The Iron Mask, Castro, Friday, 2:00. Douglas Fairbanks must have felt melancholy as he made what he knew would be his last silent film. Based on Dumas' oft-filmed The Three Musketeers sequel, The Iron Mask is … Continue reading Films for the Week of April 27, 2007

Films for the Week of April 20, 2006

Golden Door, Castro, Thursday, 7:00. Emanuele Crialese begins his immigration allegory with two men climbing a mountain, barefoot, each carrying a sharp stone in his mouth. From there, Crialese fills his tale with strange, beautiful, and occasionally bewildering imagery. He also fills it with fascinating people and a dry, sardonic humor. Many of his characters, … Continue reading Films for the Week of April 20, 2006

Red Dot Journalism

Part of the San Francisco International Film Festival's programming is now up on Bayflicks.net, so I have to explain the little red dot icon () that marks some of the festival's presentations on my schedules. The red dot tells you that this particular film will probably get a regular theatrical run after the festival. With … Continue reading Red Dot Journalism