This Week’s Recommendations and Warnings Shall Not Be Redacted

Redacted, Shattuck, Embarcadero Center, and Aquarius; opens Friday. An American soldier in Iraq videos everything he sees. A French documentary shows how checkpoints work and why they don’t. A security camera captures thugs planning a violent crime and talking about it afterward. Every shot in Brian De Palma’s Iraq war “fictional documentary-- comes from a … Continue reading This Week’s Recommendations and Warnings Shall Not Be Redacted

San Francisco Silent Film Festival–Winter Edition

We think of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival as a summer event, but they’re taking over the Castro on December 1 for three presentations--two of them with live musical accompaniment. There’s a good reason why the 11:00am show won’t have live music: It’s not silent. Warner’s Vitaphone short subjects were among the first widely-seen … Continue reading San Francisco Silent Film Festival–Winter Edition

Redacted

War drama Written and directed by Brian De Palma An American soldier in Iraq videos everything he sees. A French documentary shows how checkpoints work and why they don’t. A security camera captures thugs planning a violent crime and talking about it afterwards, seemingly unaware that everything they do and say is getting recorded. People … Continue reading Redacted