What’s Screening: Jan 27 – Feb 2

James Dean, Jim Jarmusch, clueless teenagers, and a big turtle grace Bay Area screens this week. And, of course, Groundhog Day. Festivals Noir City continues through Sunday SF Sketchfest also closes Sunday Indiefest opens Thursday. Check my reports for recommendations. New films opening A- The Red Turtle, Kabuki, opens Friday A man marooned on a … Continue reading What’s Screening: Jan 27 – Feb 2

The Red Turtle: A movie beyond words

A- Animated fantasy Written by Pascale Ferran & Michael Dudok de Wit Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit A man marooned on a deserted island struggles to survive, escape, and ward off loneliness in this strange, beautiful, and effecting animated tale. And in a strange way, he will find almost everything he wants. Although essentially … Continue reading The Red Turtle: A movie beyond words

Sunday at Noir City

Americans invented Film Noir, but the French named it. So it seems appropriate that on the first Sunday of this year's festival, Noir City presented a double bill of French crime thrillers. The two films have something else besides nationality between them. Both deal with gangsters who have young children. This always complicates things. Rififi … Continue reading Sunday at Noir City