The humor comes from real life in Come As You Are

A- Comedy road movie Written by Erik Linthorst Directed by Richard Wong Three youngish, disabled men take a road trip to lose their virginity. Why a road trip? They discovered the existence of a brothel in Montreal that caters to men with disabilities. They also need to get away from their over-protective parents. This is … Continue reading The humor comes from real life in Come As You Are

Kurosawa Series Here. Coppola Series coming soon

There's a new Akira Kurosawa series going on at the Stanford. And starting next month, the BAMPFA will start a series on Zoetrope, also known as American Zoetrope, the company that Francis Coppola created more than 50 years ago. What's more, Kurosawa and Zoetrope came together in the early 1980, and the film that the … Continue reading Kurosawa Series Here. Coppola Series coming soon

Independent Spirit: The other, hipper Oscars

The Independent Spirit Awards positions itself as the hipper, cooler Oscars. It's not on a major TV network, so the people on stage can say words generally bleeped out. What these awards shun is big-budget movies. Nothing from Marvel, here. More importantly, it celebrates diversity. For instance, The top prize, Best Feature, went to The … Continue reading Independent Spirit: The other, hipper Oscars

What’s Screening: February 7 – 13

What's coming to Bay Area arthouse cinemas this week? One of last year's best films rereleased in black and white. Also pictures by Kurosawa, Varda, Lubitsch, and Huston. All that along with Rudolph Valentino, college students, the Oscars, and four film festivals. Festivals SF Urban closes Sunday SF IndieFest closes Thursday. Read my preview. Berlin … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 7 – 13

Movies I've Recently Seen: Killer's Kiss, Zero for Conduct, 1917, Blaze, & The Swimmer

I had a horrible, sickly January, pretty much keeping me in the house. It wasn't until this Monday that I felt I could go to a movie theater without ruining everyone else's fun with my coughing and sneezing. (That's why I didn't cover Noir City or IndieFest this year.) Here's what I've been seen for … Continue reading Movies I've Recently Seen: Killer's Kiss, Zero for Conduct, 1917, Blaze, & The Swimmer