What’s Screening: October 18 – 24

Roy Cohn, Paul Simon, the My Lai massacre, Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to save the world (before he knew about climate change), and a smattering of horror. All this and five film festivals on Bay Area screens this week. Festivals The Arab Film Festival closes Sunday The Filipino International Cine Festival opens today and closes Sunday … Continue reading What’s Screening: October 18 – 24

What’s Screening: October 11 – 17

Coming to Bay Area movie theaters this week: An aging filmmaker, rebellious students, creatures from the dead, a future that never happened, pre-Columbian America, and lots of beautifully photographed water. And six film festivals. Important message: Yesterday, October 9, I received an email from BAMPFA stating that the museum/theater was closed do to the blackouts. … Continue reading What’s Screening: October 11 – 17

What’s Screening: October 4 – 10

What's on Bay Area movie screens this week? Middle Easterners trapped and in flight, a eulogy for San Francisco, lesbians vs. the mob, the economic truth, reality TV, a classic monster, and the making of another classic monster. Also three film festivals. Festivals The Mill Valley Film Festival continues through this week and beyond. Check … Continue reading What’s Screening: October 4 – 10

What’s Screening: September 27 – October 3

On Bay Area movie screens this week: A 59-year-old erotic thriller from Korea, early works by Capra, Buñuel, and Pennebaker, and two young men born to be wild. We also have seven, yes seven, film festivals. Festivals The Women Sports Film Festival closes Saturday The Green Film Festival continues through Sunday. Read my preview. The Oakland … Continue reading What’s Screening: September 27 – October 3

What’s Screening: September 20 – 26

This week in Bay Area theaters: Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery save Alcatraz. Teenage vampires and a hammy Shakespearean reduce the population. Silent builders put up a rickety shack and the Taj Mahal. And Peter Bogdanovich closes the last picture show. Plus four film festivals. Festivals The Oakland International Film Festival opened yesterday (sorry, I … Continue reading What’s Screening: September 20 – 26