What’s Screening: December 2 – 8

As we enter the holiday season, local movie theaters celebrate zombies, killer robots, and violence at a concert. On the other hand, there's Buster Keaton, Quentin Tarantino, Bogart in bandages, and Dolly Parton's best song. And yes, there's a free Christmas movie, too. Festivals & Series The Another Hole in the Head Film Festival continues … Continue reading What’s Screening: December 2 – 8

Keaton, Coen, and Suzuki: Winter movies at BAMPFA

If you're a Bay Area cinephile, you probably know that the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) doesn't just show movies. It shows series of movies. Here are the series that will keep you cinematically warm over the winter. Camera Man: Buster Keaton (Dec 4-21) Sherlock Jr. How much do I love Buster Keaton? My … Continue reading Keaton, Coen, and Suzuki: Winter movies at BAMPFA

Stuck at home? Celebrate silent films if you can’t go to a theater

Today, if you have the time, watch a film with printed titles instead of dialogue. After all, today is Silent Movie Day. With the exceptions of the Sebastopol and the Elmwood, the theaters and festivals don't seem to care. If you're not a silent film fan, and you're wondering what's so special about 100-year-old movies, … Continue reading Stuck at home? Celebrate silent films if you can’t go to a theater