What’s Screening: February 24 – March 2

In this week's Bay Area movie theaters, you'll find films that won Oscars, may win Oscars, should have won Oscars, as well as the Oscar ceremony, itself. Festivals Cinequest starts Tuesday and continues for two weeks The East Bay International Jewish Film Festival opens Thursday and runs for 11 days The GLAS Animation Festival opens it's four-day … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 24 – March 2

My Oscar predictions…and wishes (with, of course, issues of race)

Back in October, I predicted that Loving would win the Best Picture Oscar. At that time, I had not yet seen the movie, and quality didn't even come into my equation. Loving didn't come into the Academy's equation, either. It can't win Best Picture because it wasn't nominated. (For the record, I liked Loving very … Continue reading My Oscar predictions…and wishes (with, of course, issues of race)

Anne V. Coates, the Orient Express, & the Mostly British Film Festival

Tuesday night, I finally got around to attending the Mostly British Film Festival at the Vogue. How could I miss it? David Thomson would be interviewing the great, British film editor, Anne V. Coates. And after the talk, there would be a screening of Sidney Lumet's 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express. Coates, … Continue reading Anne V. Coates, the Orient Express, & the Mostly British Film Festival

Filmstruck Revisited: Better, but still room for improvement

Back in November, I explained my disappointment with Filmstruck, the new classic movie streaming service created by Criterion and Turner Classic Movies. My biggest gripe - the limited devices available to easily send a movie to your television - has been partially fixed. You can now watch Filmstruck via Google's Chromecast. Since my TV has … Continue reading Filmstruck Revisited: Better, but still room for improvement

What’s Screening: Feb 17 – 23

Aristocrats, dogs, charming thieves, oil speculators, hippies, and Hell's Angels appear on Bay Area screens this week. Festivals The Mostly British Film Festival continues through Thursday. Here's what I'm recommending. Noise Pop Film runs through Monday Promising events A Thousand Cuts: the Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies, Roxie, Thursday, … Continue reading What’s Screening: Feb 17 – 23