What’s Screening: January 27 – February 2

Only Fathom Events seems to realize that this week contains Groundhog Day. Anyway, I'm giving you some previews for the upcoming SF IndieFest. After that, there's music from Singin' in the Rain, My Fair Lady, and The Who's Tommy. Other than that, there's a family film about the human brain. Also the best sports movie … Continue reading What’s Screening: January 27 – February 2

Movies I’ve recently seen: Tár ֍ Ball of Fire ֍ Rules of the Game ֍ Nope

Here are two movies that I recently saw in theaters, and two others that were made decades before I was born. And all of them are worth watching. A- Tár (2022) Cate Blanchett seems capable of doing anything. In this drama, she conducts a symphony, plays piano, speaks German, and, of course, acts. She plays … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: Tár ֍ Ball of Fire ֍ Rules of the Game ֍ Nope

Movies I’ve recently seen: Wildcat ֍ KIMI ֍ Glass Onion ֍ Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife ֍ Babylon ֍ This Place Rules

A lot of good films, or at least interesting ones, pop up at the end of the year. In this selection of Movies I've Recently Seen, there's only one vintage movie, along with five new pictures. Unfortunately, I've seen only one in a theater; there are fewer and fewer cinemas where I live. A Wildcat … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: Wildcat ֍ KIMI ֍ Glass Onion ֍ Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife ֍ Babylon ֍ This Place Rules

What’s Screening: Dec. 30 – Jan. 5

As 2022 becomes 2023, we can buy tickets and enter a Bay Area cinema. There you can see works by Martin Scorsese, John Huston, Walt Disney, Billy Wilder, Quentin Tarantino, and whoever directed The Rocky Horror Picture Show. There are no film festivals this week. Theatrical revivals A+ Taxi Driver (1976), Balboa, Tuesday, 7:30pm 35mm! … Continue reading What’s Screening: Dec. 30 – Jan. 5

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