What’s Screening: January 31 – February 6

As the festivals turn: Noir City continues through Sunday. And San Francisco IndieFest opens Thursday. I have, unfortunately, been too busy to review any of the IndieFest films, but you'll find comments on two Noir City features at the bottom of this newsletter. A Breathless, Pacific Film Archive, Friday, 7:00. Jean-Luc Godard broke all the … Continue reading What’s Screening: January 31 – February 6

Crime on both sides of the border: Saturday at Noir City

I spent Saturday at the Castro, taking in the first full day of the Noir City festival. It was a long day--a triple-bill matinee, a short dinner break, and a double-bill evening show. Mexico was the common theme. Technically speaking, only the matinee had a Mexican theme. It started with a Hollywood thriller about illegal … Continue reading Crime on both sides of the border: Saturday at Noir City

MGM 90th Anniversary…without MGM

I received an interesting press release today. Here's how it started: Los Angeles, CA (January 22, 2014) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) announced today a yearlong global campaign to honor the studio's storied 90-year legacy. Founded in 1924 when theater magnate Marcus Loew bought and merged Metro Pictures Corp. with Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Productions, MGM … Continue reading MGM 90th Anniversary…without MGM