Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Star Trek, Yes God Yes, Rocketman, & Niki and Flo

When I started these Movies I've Recently Seen articles, I listed how I saw each movie. The idea is that watching a movie at the Castro was very different from watching it on TV by yourself. But with all the theaters closed, it doesn't really matter if I saw it on Vudu or the Criterion … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Star Trek, Yes God Yes, Rocketman, & Niki and Flo

Movies I’ve recently seen: Her Smell, Star Trek VI, The Boy with Green Hair, The Big Knife, & The Tuscan Sun

Four films I'd never seen before and one I hadn't seen in years. None of them are great, but none of them were horrible, either. B+ Her Smell (2018), Kanopy There's a point about half way through this rock and roll drama when I almost gave up. Elisabeth Moss' performance as a rundown punk star, … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: Her Smell, Star Trek VI, The Boy with Green Hair, The Big Knife, & The Tuscan Sun

What’s Screening: August 16 – 22

Aside from the obvious, here are a few worthwhile films screening in Bay Area movie theaters this week. Festivals Modern Cinema: Haunted! (Gothic Tales by Women) continues through the month. Read my preview. New films opening A After the Wedding, Embarcadero Center, opens Friday Two of our greatest American actresses, Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore, … Continue reading What’s Screening: August 16 – 22

Hitchcock, James Bond, Star Trek, and some other terrific double features in August at the Castro

The double bill is almost a lost art, but this month you can find many excellent examples at the Castro. Let's start with Hitchcock Wednesdays (my label). Each Wednesday in August, San Francisco's best movie theater matches a feature from the master of suspense with an appropriate non-Hitchcock title: August 7: Strangers on a Train … Continue reading Hitchcock, James Bond, Star Trek, and some other terrific double features in August at the Castro

What’s Screening: July 13 – 19

Astaire and Rogers, Powell and Loy, Harryhausen and Disney, and the Wrath of Khan. Also Beatles, Chaplin, exploitation, five (count 'em, five!) film festivals, and love amongst the autistic - and all available this week on Bay Area movie screens. Festivals Modern Cinema/Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood continues. Read my preview. Charlie Chaplin Days opens tonight … Continue reading What’s Screening: July 13 – 19