January Festivals

German-language films, foreign films that aren’t in German, and the dark side of Hollywood all come to Bay Area theaters next month. The 13th annual Berlin & Beyond Film Festival opens at the Castro January 10 for a one-week, 35-film run. The opening night feature, The Edge of Heaven, follows a father and son and … Continue reading January Festivals

Only Four Recommendations and Warnings

Since I now leave first-run Hollywood and indiewood fare out of the weekly report, my recommendations and warnings on pretty short this week. Helvetica, Roxie, opens Friday. Director Gary Hustwit clearly feels passionate about typefaces. So do the graphic designers he interviews. Some consider the ubiquitous san serif font for which the movie is named … Continue reading Only Four Recommendations and Warnings