Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Bohemian Rhapsody, Hangmen Also Die, & School Ties

Three more movies that I saw just because I wanted to see them. A- Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), New Parkway, Theater 1 The Freddie Mercury Story (as this film would have been called in the 1950s) plays out as a relatively conventional rock star biopic. The protagonist (played by Rami Malek) finds and joins an existing band, … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Bohemian Rhapsody, Hangmen Also Die, & School Ties

What’s Screening: March 1 – 7 (this time for real)

Not much going on in Bay Area movie theaters this week. But we do have two new films, a curious double bill, an early western, and three film festivals. Festivals The East Bay Jewish Film Festival continues through this week and beyond. Read my preview. The Dynamation Celebration honors animation wizard Ray Harryhausen. It starts … Continue reading What’s Screening: March 1 – 7 (this time for real)

It Happened One Night one afternoon at BAMPFA

Almost every Wednesday afternoon at 3:10, BAMPFA screens a film with a lecture or discussion in one of their In Focus series. This Wednesday, I finally got to one. Perhaps that's because they were screening Frank Capra's 1934 classic It Happened One Night. But also because I believe that screenwriters don't get enough credit, and … Continue reading It Happened One Night one afternoon at BAMPFA