What’s Screening: July 20 – 26

Silent comedians, weird cartoons, French noir, military musicians, mediocre musicians, and four film festivals. This and more on Bay Area movie screens this week. Wild parrots couldn't drag me away! Festivals The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival runs through Sunday. You can read my admittedly short preview. Modern Cinema/Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood continues through the … Continue reading What’s Screening: July 20 – 26

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Summer 1993, 20,000 Leagues, Analyze This, & Henry VIII

Four more movies that weren't in local festivals, and that I didn't officially review. I just paid my ticket (or the home video equivalent) and watched the movie. A Summer 1993 (2017), Shattuck This amazing film about children, but not for children, slipped into theaters below the radar. That's too bad, because it's very much worth … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Summer 1993, 20,000 Leagues, Analyze This, & Henry VIII

What’s Screening: July 13 – 19

Astaire and Rogers, Powell and Loy, Harryhausen and Disney, and the Wrath of Khan. Also Beatles, Chaplin, exploitation, five (count 'em, five!) film festivals, and love amongst the autistic - and all available this week on Bay Area movie screens. Festivals Modern Cinema/Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood continues. Read my preview. Charlie Chaplin Days opens tonight … Continue reading What’s Screening: July 13 – 19

Sorry to Bother You, but you don’t want to miss this movie

A- Comedy Written and directed by Boots Riley I worry that people will assume that this very pointed comedy is nothing but a Get Out rip-off. Both movies combine humor, horror, and social commentary, and were made by an African-American neophyte director with a decidedly black point of view. But if you know anything about … Continue reading Sorry to Bother You, but you don’t want to miss this movie