What’s Screening: January 28 – February 3

Noir City continues through the weekend. Both IndieFest and the Mostly British Film Festival open Friday. A Strangers on a Train, Pacific Film Archive, Friday, 7:00. One of Hitchcock’s scariest films, and therefore one of his best. A rich, spoiled psychotic killer (the worst kind) convinces himself that a moderately-famous athlete has agreed to exchange … Continue reading What’s Screening: January 28 – February 3

A Weekend in Black and White, Part 1: Nuremberg

I saw five movies theatrically over Friday and Saturday, all of them in black and white. I started Friday night with a screening at the Shattuck of Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today. The director's daughter, Sandra Schulberg, who also oversaw the restoration of this 1946 documentary, spoke before and after the screening. Her father, Stuart … Continue reading A Weekend in Black and White, Part 1: Nuremberg

What’s Screening: January 21 – 27

Noir City opens Friday night and runs through the week. A The Thief of Bagdad (1940 version), Pacific Film Archive, Wednesday, 3:10. One of the greatest fantasy adventures ever made, and made decades before Star Wars clones glutted the market. The special effects lack today’s realism, but they still pack an emotional punch (my daughter, … Continue reading What’s Screening: January 21 – 27