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The Best of 2017

I refuse to be limited to just ten films.  I’ve ranted about the tyranny of it enough, so rather than repeat myself, let’s just get right to the films that … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Detention of Ziad Doueiri

Ziad Doueiri made one of my favorite films of the 2010s, THE ATTACK (2011), about an apolitical Arab doctor in Israel who finds himself suddenly the object of suspicion by … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Andrew Garfield Meets the Press (and Their Offspring)

Andrew Garfield’s performance in Andy Serkis’ directorial debut, BREATHE, is phenomenal. He’s both deeply affecting and infectiously joyous in the true story of Robin Cavendish, who was paralyzed from the … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meeting a Legend

Sometimes, I get to meet a legend. Yesterday it was Dolores Huerta, the icon and indefatigable fighter for social justice. The occasion was the documentary, DOLORES, made about her by … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Me and Jerry

For many years I’ve had a standard answer when asked if I want my picture taken with an interviewee. It’s that I only have one picture of me on my … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary Bring Us BRIGSBY BEAR

Click here to listen to the interview. Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary, friends since childhood, have concocted BRIGSBY BEAR, a sweet paean to imagination, childhood, and the power of both … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dunkirk

I could not contain myself when writing about Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK ( full review here).  It’s going to be a major contender during awards season, with perhaps another nod to … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bye, George

Click here to listen to the interview. It was May 13, 2010. I was sitting the lobby of the 4 Seasons hotel here in San Francisco, and I was so happy … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joe Wright Takes No Prisoners in San Francisco (and Elsewhere).

I’ve loved Joe Wright movies since falling under the spell of his version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.  He found a way to take this oft-filmed story and give it a … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Latest: WALLS.

The Troupe’s resident playwright Michael Gene Sullivan talks Wall, politics, and the myth of the middle class. Click here to listen. Four performers (Rotimi Agbabiaka, Velina Brown, #LizzieCalogero and Marilet Martinez) with both passion … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment