Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The 3 + 4 = 7 Musketeers

It seems sacrilegious to write about swashbucklers on Martin Luther King's birthday. I suppose I should put up a column about non-violent resistance or the African-American experience. On the other hand, Alexandre Dumas - the author of the original novel - is almost certainly the most commercially-successful European novelist of African descent. That should count … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The 3 + 4 = 7 Musketeers

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Call Me By Your Name, The Last Jedi, & A Matter of Life and Death

It's been almost four weeks since my last Movies I've Recently Seen article. What with the holidays, house guests, and revisiting films I've already written about, it took a long time for me to get around to watching three new-to-me films. Finally, here they are: A Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Grand Lake Theatre This … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Call Me By Your Name, The Last Jedi, & A Matter of Life and Death

How Many Films are Still Shot on Film: The 2017 Edition

How many theatrical motion pictures are still shot on film? Judging by my annual survey, less and less of them. Out of 23 narrative feature films currently screening in Bay Area theaters, only three were shot entirely on film. 15 were shot digitally - almost all with Ari Alexa cameras. An additional five were shot … Continue reading How Many Films are Still Shot on Film: The 2017 Edition