Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Pirate, The King, Harriet, & The Curse of the Cat People

Since my last Recently Seen piece, I've revisited two films I hadn't seen in ages, along two new ones. (Of course, I've seen other movies over that time, but I either wrote about them elsewhere or didn't feel the need to write about them at all.) A- The Pirate (1948), Criterion Channel Cole Porter's songs … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Pirate, The King, Harriet, & The Curse of the Cat People

What’s Screening: July 27 – August 2

Three new movies this week, two of which are about the dangers of excessive money. Also, a religious double bill, surreal sci-fi, journalists, filmmakers, and giant worms. And only two film festivals. Festivals Modern Cinema/Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood closes Sunday. Read my preview. The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival continues throughout the week and beyond. … Continue reading What’s Screening: July 27 – August 2

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Isle of Dogs, An American in Paris & A Man for All Seasons

I see a lot of films for very specific reasons - they're part of a film festival, I'm reviewing them, and so forth. The others are ones that I just want to see…or see again. Here are three of those others: A- Isle of Dogs (2018), Cerrito After the whimsy of Moonlight Kingdom and The Grand … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Isle of Dogs, An American in Paris & A Man for All Seasons

What’s Screening: March 16 – 22

Both the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival continue through Sunday. The Bengali Film Fest opens today (Friday) and continues through Tuesday. B- Peaches Christ presents Pam Grier as Coffy, Jackie Brown, and herself, Castro, Saturday, 8:00. The B- grade goes to Coffy, as I haven’t seen … Continue reading What’s Screening: March 16 – 22