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Monthly Archives: February, 2015

FOCUS Needs Some Adjustment

Glenn Ficarra and John Renqua have made some films that are close to my heart. BAD SANTA, I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, CRAZY STUPID LOVE are movies that are funny … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE DUFF Rules

There are, to be sure, the usual tropes of high school angst and triumph to be found in THE DUFF, based on the book by Kody Keplinger, but this is … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

BIRDMAN (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

BIRDMAN is a film dense with existential questing and the absurdity of the human condition  A faded movie star, desperate to be taken seriously as an artist after selling out … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Voice in the Night 2/22/15

I love it when I can hash out a big awards show with the divine Maureen Langan on KGO radio. This week, it was the mother of all awards shows, … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

David Cross Takes the HITS

David Cross was off coffee because of a stomach ailment when I talked to him on February 5, 2015 just before his film, HITS, kicked of SFIndieFest. Opting for tea, and overcoming his … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Perry Blackshear, MacLeod Andrews & Evan Dumouchel Insist that THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE

  THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE is a first-rate existential horror film, as well as a psychological thriller. I got the same vibe watching it that I had gotten watching PI and BRICK, the … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

35th Annual Razzie Awards — John Wilson Interview

I learned a long time ago that it’s pretty much impossible not to get facetious with the founder and Head Berry of the Golden Raspberry Awards Foundation. John Wilson, author, … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Voice in the Night 2/8/15

Once again I join the divine Maureen Langan of KGO Radio here in San Francisco, and this week we chat Grammy’s, Madonna’s posterior, why Jupiter Ascending doesn’t delight, why Song … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM — Shlomi Elkabetz Interview

GETT, the Hebrew word for a bill of divorce, is the third film in a trilogy made by brother-and-sister filmmakers Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz. The theme, as Shlomi explained to … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

SONG OF THE SEA is Beautiful Harmony

SONG OF THE SEA reminds us of the power of simplicity in storytelling and in animation.  Hand-drawn and steeped in Irish folklore, it is a profoundly moving experience rife with … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 2 Comments
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