What’s Screening: August 27 – September 2

Want to talk about Apocalypse Now? How about young newlyweds exploring sex (even if the groom doesn't seem to care much). No? How about Anthony Hopkins going senile. Or, perhaps, Fellini's personal comic masterpiece or Wong Kar Wai's brilliant film about adultery. But while the Dark Knight goes after the Joker, Carl Th. Dreyer plays … Continue reading What’s Screening: August 27 – September 2

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: CODA, Respect, Thunderball, & Annette

Over the last few months, my Movies I've Recently Seen articles have focused entirely on old movies, streaming into my home. But things are changing. Three of these four movies are brand-new. And two of them I actually saw in theaters. A CODA (2021) You rarely find so much in such a conventional story. Teenaged … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: CODA, Respect, Thunderball, & Annette

What’s Screening: August 20 – 26

Everyone seems to be fighting this week in Bay Area cinema. King Kong vs. Godzilla. Chaplin vs. Keaton. People vs. mythological creatures. Mothers vs. teachers. And rich people against other rich people. Festivals & Series King Kong Crashes Godzilla opens Friday and closes Sunday Veinte por veinte (20 for 20) opens Thursday Special online events … Continue reading What’s Screening: August 20 – 26

What’s leaving Criterion at the end of August

Come September, Charlie Chaplin's best shorts and Georges Méliès' colorful fairy tales will disappear from the Criterion Channel. And along with them, are a lot of very good feature-length films. I don't want to discuss all of these shorts (although, among the Chaplins, the best are The Immigrant, Easy Street, and best of all, The … Continue reading What’s leaving Criterion at the end of August