SFIFF: Cracks

C Cracks Because Cracks will get a theatrical release after the festival, I’m not allowed to post a full review at this time. Here’s a quick capsule: Set in an English boarding school in 1934, Cracks’ good moments never make up for  the bad. The characters may at one moment seem realistic and fascinating, and … Continue reading SFIFF: Cracks

SFIFF: A Conversation with T Bone Burnett

My wife and I attended A Conversation with T Bone Burnett at the San Francisco International Film Festival yesterday evening. Critic Elvis Mitchell moderated, interviewing Burnett and, briefly at the end, taking reader questions. Every so often they would stop for clips from movies Burnett had worked on. A singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and musical … Continue reading SFIFF: A Conversation with T Bone Burnett

What’s Screening: April 23 – 29

The San Francisco International Film Festival continues through this week at various locations. My festival-related blurbs are at the bottom of the newsletter. I’m also devoting a special section to the Castro’s Stanley Kubrick section. Roots of Animation, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Saturday night, 7:30. This collection of silent cartoons starts with a short … Continue reading What’s Screening: April 23 – 29