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CAPERNAUM’s Nadine Labaki on Art and Politics.

  Nadine Labaki and her star, Zain al-Rafeea received a 15-minute standing ovation after her film, CAPERNAUM, screened at the Cannes Film Festival. It would go on to win the … Continue reading

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

MARIA BY CALLAS by Tom Volf

Click here to listen to the interview. Full disclosure. I appreciate opera as an art form, but I wouldn’t call myself a huge fan. In a way, that made me … Continue reading

November 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Glenn Silber on the Current State of Art and Culture.

Glenn Silber was nominated for an Oscar for 1979’s THE WAR AT HOME, a seminal documentary about how the war in Vietnam tore apart the city of Madison, WI. Currently … Continue reading

October 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

What Gives Alex Honnold Pause?

  Alex Honnold is the only human being to have free-soloed Yosemite’s El Capitan (for we non-climbers, that means ascending that very sheer wall without a rope). Even before that, … Continue reading

October 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Damien Chazelle in Retrospect

With his latest film, the extraordinary FIRST MAN, set to open this week, it seems like the perfect time to walk down memory lane with Damien Chazelle, starting with my … Continue reading

October 10, 2018

Marcello’s Greatest Hits

Here’s the challenge. Pick five films from the copious oeuvre of the legendary actor Marcello Mastroianni for a one-day tribute.  Of course there will be Fellini’s LA DOLCE VITA, with its … Continue reading

September 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Paul Feig is A Snappy Dresser

He also makes movies that are smart, funny, and pointed. Think BRIDEMAIDS and THE HEAT. Oh, and don’t forget.Freaks and Geeks, his television series starring, among others, Seth Rogan, James … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Better Life of Demián Bichir

Click here for the interview with Demián Bichir and Chris Weitz for A BETTER LIFE. In 2003, the Mexican MTV Awards created a special category, Best Bichir in A Movie … Continue reading

September 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rotimi Agbabiaka is SEEING RED

It has become a 4th of July tradition for me to see the inaugural show of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s season. What could be better than celebrating a holiday … Continue reading

August 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Waking Life of Richard Linklater.

There are many things that I adore about the intellectually eclectic films of Richard Linklater.  If he had done nothing except the incisive, heartbreaking, and romantically dizzying BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE … Continue reading

July 30, 2018 · Leave a comment
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