What’s Screening: June 9 – 15

Jane Fonda, Charles Dickens, Toshiro Mifune, Janis Joplin, and four film festivals grace Bay Area screens this week. Also, I'm adding another theater to the Bayflicks listings: The Sebastiani in Sonoma. I guess that's still the Bay Area. This non-profit primarily screens new movies, but I'll be covering their monthly Vintage Film Series. Festivals DocFest … Continue reading What’s Screening: June 9 – 15

What’s Screening: December 28 – January 3

Still no festivals. But as we move in 2013, we do have some good movies. A Lawrence of Arabia, Castro, Saturday through Monday. Lawrence isn’t just the best big historical epic of the 70mm roadshow era, it’s one of the greatest films ever made. Stunning to look at and terrific as pure spectacle, it’s also … Continue reading What’s Screening: December 28 – January 3

What’s Screening: August 31 – September 6

The United Film Festival runs throughout the week at the Roxie. Not much to discuss this week. A- Doctor Zhivago, Kabuki & various CineMark Theaters, Thursday. Not quite as good as Lawrence of Arabia, David Lean’s follow-up still packs a reasonably big wallop. But then, I'm a sucker for epics about ordinary people trying to … Continue reading What’s Screening: August 31 – September 6

Ryan’s Daughter at the Rafael

I caught the presentation of Ryan’s Daughter at the Rafael, last night. It was part of their Films of My Life series. This time around, the honored guest was Pixar writer/director Andrew Stanton, the creator of WALL-E. Why would someone known for family pictures pick Ryan’s Daughter, a film that somehow got a PG rating … Continue reading Ryan’s Daughter at the Rafael