Anne V. Coates, the Orient Express, & the Mostly British Film Festival

Tuesday night, I finally got around to attending the Mostly British Film Festival at the Vogue. How could I miss it? David Thomson would be interviewing the great, British film editor, Anne V. Coates. And after the talk, there would be a screening of Sidney Lumet's 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express. Coates, … Continue reading Anne V. Coates, the Orient Express, & the Mostly British Film Festival

The final day of this year’s Noir City

There was a time when Noir City rarely showed movies made after the early 1960s. Not this year. The last two films screened at the festival are so new they were both shot digitally. And, of course, they were both screened off of DCPs, as well. Victoria This German thriller was shot in a single, … Continue reading The final day of this year’s Noir City

Hidden Figures wins Sloan Science Prize & a B+ from me

I attended a special preview screening of Hidden Figures Saturday afternoon at the Castro. It was more than just a screening. The drama, about African-American women who played major roles in the early days of NASA, won this year's Sloan Science in Cinema Prize, and the event celebrated that win. San Francisco Film Society Executive … Continue reading Hidden Figures wins Sloan Science Prize & a B+ from me