More Mill Valley Movies: New Orleans, Laurel Canyon, & the Chicago 7

Since the drive-in experience, I've been watching Mill Valley Film Festival movies from the comfort of my couch. So far, I've seen two musical documentaries and two films about the 1960s - and I only saw three movies. A Take Me to the River New Orleans Here's one documentary that will make you tap your … Continue reading More Mill Valley Movies: New Orleans, Laurel Canyon, & the Chicago 7

In Bay Area Virtual, Drive-in, & Hard-top Cinema: October 16 – 22

A few Bay Area hardtop movie theaters are opening slightly; and some are offering classics. I'm not sure I'm ready to try one. Also, three virtual film festivals close with the end of the weekend. I can also recommend several films shown in drive-ins. Virtual Festivals CAAMFest FORWARD closes Sunday The Mill Valley Film Festival … Continue reading In Bay Area Virtual, Drive-in, & Hard-top Cinema: October 16 – 22

Bad technical start at Mill Valley Film Festival…and 2 movies

I have written and lectured on how to enjoy streaming video. Yet trying to watch my first films at this year's virtual Mill Valley Film Festival turned into an annoying problem. But it had a happy ending…sort of. According to the festival's FAQ, Mill Valley supports three different device types for sending streaming video from … Continue reading Bad technical start at Mill Valley Film Festival…and 2 movies

In Bay Area Drive-ins & Virtual Cinema: October 9 – 15

This week in Bay Area screenings: The Talking Heads, the Day of the Dead, vampires, Black Americans in Paris, and that distant galaxy all arriving either by virtual cinema or to the drive-in. Also, three mostly virtual film festivals. Virtual Festivals The Mill Valley Film Festival continues through this week and beyond. Follow my previews … Continue reading In Bay Area Drive-ins & Virtual Cinema: October 9 – 15

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Stranger, The Wicker Man, Angel, & Dementia 13

Considering that it's October, we have two horror movies, along with something noir. But if you want to smile, there's a Lubitsch in here, too. B+ The Stranger (1946)Orson Welles' third film is a conventional anti-Nazi noir (no deep focus photography), but a very good one. Edward G. Robinson plays the hero for a change, as … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Stranger, The Wicker Man, Angel, & Dementia 13