What’s Screening: August 16 – 22

Aside from the obvious, here are a few worthwhile films screening in Bay Area movie theaters this week. Festivals Modern Cinema: Haunted! (Gothic Tales by Women) continues through the month. Read my preview. New films opening A After the Wedding, Embarcadero Center, opens Friday Two of our greatest American actresses, Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore, … Continue reading What’s Screening: August 16 – 22

What’s Screening: August 9 – 15

Want something other than superhero movies? Here's what else is playing in Bay Area movie theaters: A Palestinian soap opera, jazz geniuses, and classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Abbas Kiarostami, Sergio Leone, Masaki Kobayashid, David Lean, and Ernst Lubitsch. Also, two film festivals. Festivals Modern Cinema: Haunted! (Gothic Tales by Women) continues through the … Continue reading What’s Screening: August 9 – 15

What’s Screening: August 2 – 8

This week in Bay Area movie theaters: Jack the Ripper meets Sherlock Holmes and Captain James T. Kirk. The Princess Bride meets William Shakespeare. A punk rocker meets a valley girl. Also, Hitchcock, zombies, and some good old rock and roll. Also two film festivals. Festivals The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival closes Sunday. I'm covering this one … Continue reading What’s Screening: August 2 – 8

What’s Screening: July 19 – 25

This week in Bay Area movie theaters: a new comedy about death, a massive epic about totalitarianism, rock and roll gone wrong, masterpieces by Orson Welles and Martin Scorsese, and a trip out of this world. Also film festivals frozen, haunted, and Jewish. Festivals The Frozen Film Festival continues through Sunday Modern Cinema: Haunted! (Gothic … Continue reading What’s Screening: July 19 – 25