Real Film

A year ago this month I wrote a post about the unfortunate practice of theaters showing movies on video rather than film. I’m not talking about new, experimental works created in video, or free movies in the park, but classic films (with the emphasis on film) in theaters that expect you to pay admission. After … Continue reading Real Film

SFIFF Aftermath

A few quick, disjointed comments on the San Francisco International Film Festival. While I saw quite a few good movies, even some excellent ones, I caught nothing as fantastic as the cream of last year’s crop: Adam’s Apples (now in theaters for at least one week and not to be missed) and In Bed (which … Continue reading SFIFF Aftermath

Films for the Week of May 4, 2007

Once again, I'll start with the San Francisco International Film Festival presentations . San Francisco International Film Festival La Vie en Rose, Castro, Thursday, 7:00. Early in this Edith Piaf biopic, a hunched, aged-before-her-time Piaf walks up to a recording studio microphone. She looks bored and mildly annoyed. When she starts singing in that incredible … Continue reading Films for the Week of May 4, 2007