It’s a dark and foggy film festival…and it’s only weeks away

Noir City isn't like most Bay Area Film Festivals. For one thing, they don't show new movies. You could probably stream most of these pictures right now in your home. But it's a lot more fun watching the movies at Oakland's Grand Lake Theater. People dress up for the occasion. Every movie is preceded by … Continue reading It’s a dark and foggy film festival…and it’s only weeks away

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: del Toro’s Pinocchio ֍ Little Big Man ֍ Eating Our Way to Extinction ֍ EO & Twentieth Century

Here are five films that I haven't written about until now. As usual, the films go from best to worst. A Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022) I saw the Disney version some 40 years ago, and I didn't care for it then. I never read the original novel. This new version is set mostly in … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: del Toro’s Pinocchio ֍ Little Big Man ֍ Eating Our Way to Extinction ֍ EO & Twentieth Century

What’s leaving Criterion at the end of the Year

What makes these films different from any other films? Most of them are horror movies. Also, most of them will disappear from The Criterion Channel come midnight, December 31. Stream them before they go away. Full recommendations A+ Brazil (1985) One of the best black comedies ever filmed, and the best dystopian fantasy ever. In … Continue reading What’s leaving Criterion at the end of the Year