Movies I’ve recently seen: The Birdcage ֍ Cyrano De Begerac ֍ 5 Fingers ֍ Doughboys

Another four movies I've seen for the first time. None of them are masterpieces, and none of them are awful. They were all made in the 20th century. Click a film's title to find how to stream the movie. As usual, I'm going from best to worst. B+ The Birdcage (1996) The American movie version … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: The Birdcage ֍ Cyrano De Begerac ֍ 5 Fingers ֍ Doughboys

What’s Screening: April 19 – 25

This week in Bay Area movie theaters: Jackie Chan and Orson Welles, plus Mike Nichols directing Elizabeth Taylor, Alfred Hitchcock directing Doris Day, and Martin Scorsese directing The Rolling Stones. Also soldiers, bowlers, showgirls, and two film festivals closing. Festivals The Tiburon International Film Festival closes Sunday. The SFFilm Festival officially closes Sunday…but continues through … Continue reading What’s Screening: April 19 – 25

Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How The Graduate Changed Everything

Mike Nichols, Buck Henry, and everyone else involved in The Graduate knew that they were making more than just another romantic comedy. But they didn't know that they were capturing the zeitgeist of their times, creating a cornerstone of film history, and producing one of the biggest box office hits of the decade. Beverly Gray, … Continue reading Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How The Graduate Changed Everything