What’s Screening: July 30 – August 5

As July turns into August, here's what's happening in Bay Area cinema this week: a scientist and his butterflies, a pig and her children, Irish punk, and the best film Terry Gilliam ever made. Festivals The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival closes Sunday New films opening (virtual) A Son of Monarchs (2020), BAMPFA, available today … Continue reading What’s Screening: July 30 – August 5

What’s Screening: December 13 – 19

Frank Capra's masterpiece. Cagney and Bogart. The movie that made Terry Gilliam famous and the one that created the word gaslighting. The creepy world of medieval Christianity. And remember, the family that runs an ambulance together struggles to make a living. All that and more on Bay Area movie screens this week. Festivals The last … Continue reading What’s Screening: December 13 – 19

Cinequest: The South Bay’s Big Film Festival

I cover SFFilm extensively, and Mill Valley pretty well, but I can't seem to get to Cinequest, the Bay Area's other big, red-carpet film festival. Part of the problem is geography; I hate going to the Peninsula. Another reason is time-related. I'm generally very busy on non-film work January through March. Which is unfortunate, because The Cinequest Film … Continue reading Cinequest: The South Bay’s Big Film Festival

What’s Screening: September 1 – 7

Marlon Brando, aliens, fascist bureaucrats, and teenage love light up Bay Area movie screens this week. Also, two film festivals. Festivals New Filipino Cinema 2017 continues through Sunday The Japan Film Festival of San Francisco opens today and runs through this week and beyond. Promising events Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alamo Drafthouse New … Continue reading What’s Screening: September 1 – 7