My Oscar predictions…and wishes (with, of course, issues of race)

Back in October, I predicted that Loving would win the Best Picture Oscar. At that time, I had not yet seen the movie, and quality didn't even come into my equation. Loving didn't come into the Academy's equation, either. It can't win Best Picture because it wasn't nominated. (For the record, I liked Loving very … Continue reading My Oscar predictions…and wishes (with, of course, issues of race)

A Classic Comedy and a Colombian Thriller: Sunday at the San Francisco International Film Festival

This year's San Francisco International Film Festival is beginning to wind down. Sunday was the last non-workday of the festival. I attended two events, and hit the jackpot both times. The Mel Novikoff Award Ceremony and The Lady Eve More than anyone else, Mel Novikoff helped bring repertory cinema to the Bay Area. The SFIFF's … Continue reading A Classic Comedy and a Colombian Thriller: Sunday at the San Francisco International Film Festival