What’s Screening: March 29 – April 4

The Food and Farm Film Festival opens today and runs through Sunday. B+ Don’t Stop Believin’, New Parkway, opens Friday. I’m not a Journey fan, but this music documentary made me a fan of the band’s new lead singer, Arnel Pineda. He’s charismatic, energetic, down-to-earth, and funny. He also has a great set of pipes.Ramona … Continue reading What’s Screening: March 29 – April 4

Thoughts on Lawrence of Arabia

The best motion pictures span genres and overcome their limits. They open a window into the mind and soul of fully developed, complex, imperfect human beings. They push the artistic and technical limits of the medium. And they do it all while entertaining an audience. Lawrence of Arabia is one of the greatest motion pictures … Continue reading Thoughts on Lawrence of Arabia

What’s Screening: March 22 – 28

CAAMFest continues through Monday. And that's the only festival this week. B+ On the Road, Embarcadero, Shattuck, Aquarius, Rafael, opens Friday. Jose Rivera and Walter Salles came maddeningly close to making a great film out of Jack Kerouac’s highly-regarded, biographical  novel. The sense of time and place are letter-perfect. The characters are rich, surprising, believable, … Continue reading What’s Screening: March 22 – 28

Lawrence of Arabia Again–This Time in a CineMark XD Theater

Seems kind of crazy. I haven't been able to go to the movies anywhere near as often as I'd like, lately. Yet I've managed to see the same film three times in the last four months. And that film is almost four hours long. But it was worth it. Although I now own it on … Continue reading Lawrence of Arabia Again–This Time in a CineMark XD Theater

Blu-ray Review: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

What's expected of a career military man? And what's expected of a human being? These questions are at the heart of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's epic masterpiece, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Made in London at the height of World War II, it follows the 40-year career of Clive Candy (later Clive … Continue reading Blu-ray Review: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

What’s Screening: March 15 – 21

Only one festival going on this week: CAAMFest, formerly known as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. It's already going, and continues through  the week and beyond. B+ Don't Stop Beleivin', Kabuki, opens Friday. I’m not a Journey fan, but this music documentary made me a fan of the band’s new lead singer, … Continue reading What’s Screening: March 15 – 21