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

IndieFest Preview

I've previewed three films coming to IndieFest. Here's what I thought about them. B+ The Drummond Will, Roxie, Friday, February 4, 7:00; Sunday, February 6, 2:30; Monday, February 7, 7:00. No one can make murder funny like the British. In this low-budget comedy, two very different brothers inherent a ramshackle house from the father neither … Continue reading IndieFest Preview

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