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

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Gray Flannel Suit | Charming Bourgeoise | The Blue Dahlia | Crossfire

There's a theme going through this list of theoretically random movies - they're all listed at the bottom of my last Criterion article. A- The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) This is much more than an attack on 1950's conformity. Gregory Peck stars as a father, husband, and breadwinner, and doing all that … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Gray Flannel Suit | Charming Bourgeoise | The Blue Dahlia | Crossfire

Dalton Trumbo and films of the Blacklist at Criterion

The Criterion Channel is currently doing something unusual; they're running a series set around - not a director or a star - but a screenwriter. Dalton Trumbo was a top MGM screenwriter in the 1940s, when he was blacklisted for his leftwing politics. He did time in federal prison, then he spent the 1950s writing … Continue reading Dalton Trumbo and films of the Blacklist at Criterion

What’s Screening: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

What's screening this week in the Bay Area? You can talk about Halloween (the movie), learn about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, revisit a Fellini classic, and plenty of drive-in options. But no film festivals. Special online events B+ Thrillville Movie Club: Halloween, New Parkway, discussion Saturday, 3:00 The event: Watch the movie before Saturday afternoon. Then, … Continue reading What’s Screening: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

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