What’s leaving Criterion at the end of June – the complete version

Sorry about yesterday's blunder. I accidentally posted an unfinished version of this article. Here's the complete post. Several Marx Brothers will disappear from the Criterion Channel at the end of the month…and that's no laughing matter. Some serious films will disappear as well. Here are just a few of the films that will no longer … Continue reading What’s leaving Criterion at the end of June – the complete version

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: One really good new movie and four not-so-good old ones

For the first time in more than 15 months, I've posted one of these "Recently Seen" posts containing a new movie I saw actually saw in a movie theater. A- Limbo (2021) The trailer suggests this is a comedy, and at first, it feels like a very funny and quirky one. But the farther you … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: One really good new movie and four not-so-good old ones

Carole Lombard & The Marx Brothers at the Criterion Channel

Only yesterday I posted an article about a series of movies at The Criterion Channel, and here I am doing it again. Only this time, I'm discussing two series, and they're all about funny movie stars. Carole Lombard I haven't seen enough Carole Lombard movies. This series, Starring Carole Lombard, should give me a chance … Continue reading Carole Lombard & The Marx Brothers at the Criterion Channel

Commentary tracks: Another way to enjoy your favorite movies

I haven't gone out much lately. One activity I can do at home is to watch a favorite movie with a commentary track. There's something special about watching a beloved film once again while someone tells you interesting facts about it. I recommend the experience. (I suppose I shouldn't even have to say this, but … Continue reading Commentary tracks: Another way to enjoy your favorite movies

What’s Screening: October 20 – 26

This week, Bay Area movie screens host refugees, Winnie-the-Pooh, rare and bad videos, six film festivals, zombies, aliens, and the Marx Brothers. Festivals The Arab Film Festival continues through Sunday The San Francisco Dance Film Festival also continues through Sunday The United Nations Association Film Festival continues through this week and beyond Modern Cinema continues, … Continue reading What’s Screening: October 20 – 26

Brando, Baldwin, Keaton, & The Marx Brothers Coming to Pacific Film Archive

August is nearing its end, so it's about time to tell you about the film series going on at the Pacific Film Archive in September and beyond. Marlon Brando: The Fugitive Kind September 1–October 28 Marlon Brando burst onto screens at the beginning of the 1950s, changed the art of acting, then self-destructed. In between, … Continue reading Brando, Baldwin, Keaton, & The Marx Brothers Coming to Pacific Film Archive

What’s Screening: February 3 – 9

Beauty and the French Connection Looking Through a Glass Onion. The Mostly British Film Festival continues through the week and IndieFest opens Thursday. A Beauty and the Beast (1946 version), Castro, Thursday. I’d be hard-pressed to think of another film that’s anything like Jean Cocteau’s post-war fantasy. It’s a fairytale, told with a charming and … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 3 – 9