Movies I’ve recently seen: C’mon C’mon ֍ Belfast ֍ Benedetta ֍ Stormy Weather ֍ Gentleman’s Agreement

Sorry. I accidentally sent a version of this article Sunday night. Here's the real version. As Oscar season approaches, the new movies get better. So, I started with three good, new films that may be award fodder. But I have two vintage movies worth watching. Curiously, out of five films, only one is mostly in … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: C’mon C’mon ֍ Belfast ֍ Benedetta ֍ Stormy Weather ֍ Gentleman’s Agreement

What’s leaving Criterion at the end of January

Want to experience something frightening? A lot of Alfred Hitchcock movies will disappear from the Criterion Channel at the end of January. But this is not only about the Master of Suspense. Movies by Billy Wilder, Nicholas Ray, Julie Dash, Elia Kazan, George Stevens, and more will also disappear. See them before February. Full recommendations … Continue reading What’s leaving Criterion at the end of January

What’s Screening: September 1 – 7

Marlon Brando, aliens, fascist bureaucrats, and teenage love light up Bay Area movie screens this week. Also, two film festivals. Festivals New Filipino Cinema 2017 continues through Sunday The Japan Film Festival of San Francisco opens today and runs through this week and beyond. Promising events Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alamo Drafthouse New … Continue reading What’s Screening: September 1 – 7