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Category Archives: film

Kristen Stewart is the Coolest

Tis the season. Kristen Stewart (pictured with G Allen Johnson, Dennis Harvey, and War Wei) in SF yesterday for the Mill Valley Film Festival screening of Amazon Studios #SEBERG, an incisive, revelatory indictment of fake news, … Continue reading

October 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Mike Birbiglia’s Teachable Moment

  Mike Birbiglia’s new film, DON’T THINK TWICE, won’t hit theaters until August 5, but for those in Northern California, there will be a screening at the Rafael Film Center on … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Voice in the Night 2/1/16

Ushering in both February and the Year of the Monkey, I joined KGO Radio‘s divine Maureen Langan to talk film, film festivals, questionable casting decisions, and Susan Sarandon’s secondary sexual characteristics. That … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

What You Should Be Watching 7/31/15

And let’s start with a bang. That would be MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION, which is everything a terrific popcorn flick should be: sleek, fast, and fun. And, yes, the action … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Illuminating the DARK STAR: H.R. GIGER’S WORLD

DARK STAR: H.R. GIGER’s WORLD provides much of the information we would expect from an documentary appreciation in cinematic form of an artist’s work. We are given a glimpse into … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Cold Reception for HOT PURSUIT

If anyone could have saved HOT PURSUIT, it would have been Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. Aside from having scads of talent and audience appeal, they both have a keen … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK & ROLL — John Pirozzi Interview

John Pirozzi was a camera operator on assignment for a Matt Dillon film in Cambodia when he discovered the treasure that was and that country’s history of rock & roll. … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment