Great films selected for the National Film Registry

As happens every December, the National Film Registry adds 25 films to its list of movies that have historical, artistic, or cultural significance. This year, the new honorees include a Star Wars flick, two concert films, and the beginning of The Lord of the Rings. Here's the list in chronological order, from 1902 to 2008. … Continue reading Great films selected for the National Film Registry

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Soul | Return of the Secaucus 7 | The Mauritanian | Buck and the Preacher | The Dig & Sergeant Rutledge

Four films I've seen for the first time and two I revisited, from one of Pixar's best to one of John Ford's worst. A Soul (2020) My children are all grown, and I don't have to go to every Pixar movie anymore, but I'm glad I saw this one. Soul is one of Pixar's best, … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Soul | Return of the Secaucus 7 | The Mauritanian | Buck and the Preacher | The Dig & Sergeant Rutledge

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 Drive-ins & Virtual Cinema: October 9 – 15

This week in Bay Area screenings: The Talking Heads, the Day of the Dead, vampires, Black Americans in Paris, and that distant galaxy all arriving either by virtual cinema or to the drive-in. Also, three mostly virtual film festivals. Virtual Festivals The Mill Valley Film Festival continues through this week and beyond. Follow my previews … Continue reading In Bay Area Drive-ins & Virtual Cinema: October 9 – 15

In Bay Area Virtual Cinema & Drive-Ins: October 2 – 8

While preparing this weekly newsletter, I discovered something. Drive-ins, mostly new ones popping up throughout the Bay Area, are becoming the revival theaters of the COVID era. Virtual Festivals The Mill Valley Film Festival opens Thursday. I provided a quick preview Tuesday. I'll have a deeper discussion come Monday. New films available B+ Once Upon … Continue reading In Bay Area Virtual Cinema & Drive-Ins: October 2 – 8