What’s Screening: October 26 – November 1

The Chinese American Film Festival continues through Sunday, while French Cinema Now finishes on Monday. But Not Necessarily Noir keeps going through Halloween, and the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival keeps going through the week and beyond. Finally, the Italian Film Festival pops up again for Saturday night. But not everything is about a film … Continue reading What’s Screening: October 26 – November 1

Love, Friendship, Aging, and Playing by the Rules: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Clive Wynne-Candy is an officer and a gentleman. A career soldier in His Majesty's army, he believes in following the rules of combat--even against an enemy willing to commit atrocities. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp follows Wynne-Candy through four decades, from his dashing youth to a somewhat foolish old age. Along the way, … Continue reading Love, Friendship, Aging, and Playing by the Rules: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

What’s Screening: October 19 – 25

The Mill Valley Film Festival is over, but both the Petaluma Int'l Film Festival and Not Necessarily Noir open tonight. I only just found out about the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, which opens Saturday. And French Cinema Now opens its brief run on Thursday. B The House I Live In, Kabuki, Shattuck, opens Friday. … Continue reading What’s Screening: October 19 – 25

Anti-Commie Friday Night at the Pacific Film Archive

I visited the Pacific Film Archive Friday night to catch two very different films, both from 1953,  and both part of the series An Army of Phantoms: American Cinema and the Cold War. The first, Invaders from Mars, was all sorts of fun in ways that the filmmakers never intended. The second, Pickup on South … Continue reading Anti-Commie Friday Night at the Pacific Film Archive