What’s Screening: Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

If you're getting tired of horror movies, don't despair; Halloween will soon be over. This week, Bay Area theaters will show non-scary gems from Peter Bogdanovich, Mira Nair, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Hayao Miyazaki, and Vincente Minnelli. But if you're still looking for a fright, there are works from Jordan Peele, Alfred Hitchcock, Roman Polanski, Victor … Continue reading What’s Screening: Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

What’s Screening: October 7 – 13

We're deeper into October, yet we're not seeing as many horror films this week as last. Instead, Bay Area theaters are screening two political documentaries, Robert Altman's unusual western, Jean-Luc Godard's first and best movie, one of the greatest dance routines ever put on film, and part two of Richard Linklater's brilliantly romantic trilogy. If … Continue reading What’s Screening: October 7 – 13

Movies I’ve recently seen: Bros ֍ See How They Run ֍ Contempt ֍ Car Wash

Here are four films I recently saw for the first time. Curiously, the two new movies are both better than the two new-to-me movies. Proof that vintage cinema isn't always great cinema. A Bros (2022); still in theaters This is the best and most original romantic comedy I've seen since Annie Hall. The characters are real and … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: Bros ֍ See How They Run ֍ Contempt ֍ Car Wash