Mill Valley Film Festival program announced

Monday night, the California Film Institute introduced this year's Mill Valley Film Festival--the 39th edition. Now comes your chance to see this year's Oscar bait early--and probably with the filmmakers ready to answer questions. I mean it about Oscar bait. Since 2010, every Best Picture Oscar winner (whether it deserved it or not) had its … Continue reading Mill Valley Film Festival program announced

What’s Screening: September 9 – 15

Mr. Spock, Dekalog, Merchant Ivory, and a Big Parade in this week's Bay Area screenings. Festivals Alfred Hitchcock Weekends continues through Sunday The California Independent Film Festival continues through Wednesday New films opening B+ For the Love of Spock, Roxie, opens Friday Adam Nimoy splits this feature documentary between his father Leonard and the character … Continue reading What’s Screening: September 9 – 15

Living in Oblivion finds humor in the frustrations of filmmaking

Sports fans like sports movies. Foodies love food porn. So it's no surprise that we cinephiles have a soft spot in our hearts for movies about movies. Few movies about movies are as funny as Living in Oblivion, Tom DiCillo's low-budget comedy about the making of a low-budget drama. Released in 1995--when independent filmmaking's popularly … Continue reading Living in Oblivion finds humor in the frustrations of filmmaking