What’s Screening: January 17 – 23

What's in Bay Area outhouse cinemas this week? A hilarious disaster. A real and tragic disaster. And movies by Spielberg, Forman, Fellini, Lumet, Keaton, and Varda. But no film festivals. The Week's Big Event A Airplane! 40th anniversary, Castro, Sunday, 3:00They're flying on instruments, blowing the autopilot, and translating English into Jive. So, win one … Continue reading What’s Screening: January 17 – 23

What’s Screening: January 10 – 16

What's in the Bay Area's best movie theaters this week? Three new movies - two about capital punishment. A farewell to Agnès. Noir by Graham Greene, Charles Laughton, and Leigh Brackett. And comedies from the west, down under, and outer space. But no film festivals (I don't count Sketchfest). New films opening A Clemency, Embarcadero … Continue reading What’s Screening: January 10 – 16

What’s Screening: January 3 – 9

This week in Bay Area movie theaters: A Jew disappears in England; previews of two very similar upcoming dramas; shorts from Sundance, and classics by Hitchcock, Varda, and Goddard. Also, a festival preview of foreign Oscar possibilities. Festivals For Your Consideration opens today and closes Thursday. Read my preview New films opening C+ The Song … Continue reading What’s Screening: January 3 – 9

What’s Screening: December 27 – January 2

How can you close 2019 and open 2020 in Bay Area movie theaters? The Lark has a major New Year's Eve Party, including a movie. But there's a whole week of good films, including works by Paul Thomas Anderson, Alfred Hitchcock, Louis Malle, Harold Lloyd, Ernst Lubitsch, Agnès Varda, and more. New Year's Eve Events … Continue reading What’s Screening: December 27 – January 2

What’s Screening: December 13 – 19

Frank Capra's masterpiece. Cagney and Bogart. The movie that made Terry Gilliam famous and the one that created the word gaslighting. The creepy world of medieval Christianity. And remember, the family that runs an ambulance together struggles to make a living. All that and more on Bay Area movie screens this week. Festivals The last … Continue reading What’s Screening: December 13 – 19