What’s Screening: January 10 – 16

What's in the Bay Area's best movie theaters this week? Three new movies - two about capital punishment. A farewell to Agnès. Noir by Graham Greene, Charles Laughton, and Leigh Brackett. And comedies from the west, down under, and outer space. But no film festivals (I don't count Sketchfest). New films opening A Clemency, Embarcadero … Continue reading What’s Screening: January 10 – 16

What’s Screening: April 13 – 19

Women by Bergman and Altman, Eisenstein's love letter to Stalin, Jack Nicholson's first starring role, the movie that made Christopher Nolan famous, and the last few days of the SFFILM Festival. Festivals The San Francisco International Film Festival, the only festival running this week, continues through Tuesday, which is kind of weird, because the closing … Continue reading What’s Screening: April 13 – 19

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Force, The Player, & A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Here are three other movies I've seen. A The Force (2017), California Theater (Berkeley) No, this not a Star Wars movie, but a cinema verite documentary about the Oakland Police Department, shot over a period of two years. There's no narration, and if anything was staged for the movie cameras - even an interview - I … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Force, The Player, & A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum