What’s Screening: November 9 – 15

On Bay Area screens this week: Masterpieces by Renoir, Keaton, Bergman, Welles, Laurel, and Hardy, along with three new movies and six film festivals. Festivals The Cinematografo International Film Festival continues through Sunday The Napa Valley Film Festival also continues through Sunday. Read my preview. The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival opens tonight and, yes, … Continue reading What’s Screening: November 9 – 15

Good film/bad film: The Other Side of the Wind & They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

We waited more than 40 years to see Orson Welles' final film, The Other Side of the Wind. What a disappointment! This just may be the worst film ever by a major auteur. On the other hand, we now have They'll Love Me When I'm Dead, Morgan Neville's excellent documentary on the making of Wind. … Continue reading Good film/bad film: The Other Side of the Wind & They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

What’s Screening: October 26 – November 1

Halloween approaches, and that tells you plenty about what’s on Bay Area movie screens this week. And if you don't like scary movies, you can attend one of more of the Bay Area's current four film festivals. Festivals The United Nations Association Film Festival continues through Sunday The Berlin & Beyond Autumn Showcase opens Thursday … Continue reading What’s Screening: October 26 – November 1

What’s Screening: February 16 – 22

Dogs, cats, bigamy, war, Studio Ghibli, and a couple of film festivals play out in Bay Area theaters this week. Festivals Modern Cinema continues through Sunday. See my recommendations. The Mostly British Film Festival continues through the week Also of interest, the Roxie is running Studio Ghibli films, in the original Japanese with subtitles, all week. … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 16 – 22

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