What’s Screening: February 11 – 17

Monday is Valentine's Day, so we have several romantic films you can enjoy on the big screen. In fact, the New Parkway, which has been closed recently because of Omicron, has several cinematic love stories served with special dinners. Festivals & Series SF IndieFest closes Sunday Special online events Restoring the Films of William S. … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 11 – 17

What’s happening at BAMPFA: December thru April

From early December through late April, here's what will happen cinematically at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). As I write this, the museum's theater is currently the only cinema in the Bay Area that focuses specifically on old films. They're offering a lot of good movies, and at least two stinkers. BAMPFA arranges … Continue reading What’s happening at BAMPFA: December thru April

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Let the Sunshine In, The Chaperone, & The Miracle Woman

I didn't see any of these movies at a film festival. They weren't sent to me for review. Unfortunately, I didn't see any of them in theaters. But here's what I think about them. A- Let the Sunshine In (2017) Netflix Blu-ray This Claire Denis film opens with a fairly explicit, but not very erotic … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Let the Sunshine In, The Chaperone, & The Miracle Woman

A very young thief, a romantic triangle, & the “Black Woodstock”: What I saw this weekend at BAMPFA

I caught three very good, but very different, films at the BAMPFA this weekend. The Traveler (1974) Friday night, BAMPFA started its new series, Abbas Kiarostami: Life as Art, with this touching story reminiscent of François Truffaut's 400 Blows. Kiarostami (1940–2016) was one of Iran's most important and influential filmmakers, and this massive series will run … Continue reading A very young thief, a romantic triangle, & the “Black Woodstock”: What I saw this weekend at BAMPFA