I don't have much to write about this week. I've got no new movies to tell you about. And the selection of older films is also small. And there are no festivals running this week. Another chance to see (theatrically) B- The Handmaiden (2016), New Mission, Friday through Wednesday. Check times here This atmospheric Korean … Continue reading What’s Screening: July 1 – 7
I was planning to open this article by writing about why I didn't watch this year's Oscar show. But Will Smith's slap stole the show. If you didn't watch it, here it is. As I write this, I don't know if Smith will have to return his Best Actor Oscar. Benedict Cumberbatch gave a better … Continue reading The Oscars got a slapdown!
Here's my opinions of the ten Oscar Best Picture nominees, from really fantastic to "Did they spend money to make this thing?" You might notice that I'm giving most of these movies very good grades. That's how it should be. These are, in theory, the best films made last year. Click the name of a … Continue reading Best picture candidates from best to worst
What's happening in Bay Area cinema this week? You can talk about American Splendor (the movie, not the nation's condition). You can see The Naked Gun or Independence Day at the drive-in. You can stream Shiva Baby, Blood Simple, and The Story of a Three Day Pass. And best of all, you can catch Donnie … Continue reading What’s Screening: July 2 – 8