drama Written and directed by S. Pierre Yameogo Children mysteriously die in an African village, and the elders suspect witchcraft. But the ancient traditions they use to find the witch appear to have more to do with local politics than detective work or even magic. And so Napoko, the wife of an elder and the … Continue reading Delwende


Political biopic Written by Stanley Weiser Directed by Oliver Stone The very fact of W.'s existence raises an interesting and important question: Why go to an Oliver Stone movie after all the times he's disappointed us? And W. provides an answer: There is no good reason. Judging from the final result, Stone didn't know whether … Continue reading W.

What’s Screening: October 24-30

In a week or two I'll get back to a serious Bayflicks commitment. In the meantime, the Arab Film Festival, DocFest, and the United Nations Association Film Festival continue. Nosferatu, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Saturday, 7:30. The first (and unauthorized) film version of Dracula, and you can forget about sexy vampires here. Max Schreck … Continue reading What’s Screening: October 24-30