In Bay Area Virtual Cinema & Drive-Ins: October 2 – 8

While preparing this weekly newsletter, I discovered something. Drive-ins, mostly new ones popping up throughout the Bay Area, are becoming the revival theaters of the COVID era. Virtual Festivals The Mill Valley Film Festival opens Thursday. I provided a quick preview Tuesday. I'll have a deeper discussion come Monday. New films available B+ Once Upon … Continue reading In Bay Area Virtual Cinema & Drive-Ins: October 2 – 8

Virtual festivals and more upcoming in October

Going to the movies is still problematic, but the movies are now coming to you. Here are some festivals and special cinematic events happening in October. Mill Valley Film Festival Website, October 8-18 The virtual version of one of the Bay Area's major festivals will open with the world premiere of a new film version … Continue reading Virtual festivals and more upcoming in October

In Bay Area Virtual Cinema & Drive-ins: Sept 24 – Oct 1

Talk about Kubrick, or go to the drive-in with Billy Wilder or Martin Scorsese. Also, a farewell to a great American in virtual cinema. In Memorial A- RBG (2018), BAMPFA, Cerrito, Elmwood, New Mission, Roxie There's nothing objective about this documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The filmmakers clearly believed that the Supreme Court's progressive hero … Continue reading In Bay Area Virtual Cinema & Drive-ins: Sept 24 – Oct 1

In Bay Area Virtual Cinema & Drive-ins: September 18 – 24

I'm shortening the weekly newsletter. Frankly, I'm tired of repeating the same capsule reviews. I'll be sticking to what's new, what's new to me, and what's happening on a particular day. Virtual Festivals SF DocFest closes Sunday Special online events September Online Happenings, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Saturday and Sunday The museum hosts several … Continue reading In Bay Area Virtual Cinema & Drive-ins: September 18 – 24

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Social Dilemma, Coastal Elites, My Octopus Teacher, & Blonde Crazy

In this random selection of four movies, we find three very good films that came out this year (not on the big screen, of course). There's also a mediocre movie nearly 90 years old. A The Social Dilemma (2020) This documentary/fiction hybrid shows us at least one reason why society is in such a mess. Top … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Social Dilemma, Coastal Elites, My Octopus Teacher, & Blonde Crazy