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Movies to See Right Now

This week’s absolute MUST SEE is the wholly original German comedy Toni Erdmann. You’ll also enjoy these four movies: La La Land: the extraordinarily vivid romantic musical staring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Lion: an emotionally affecting family drama that … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: THE AURA – smart enough to plan the perfect crime, but is that enough?

The Aura is a brilliant 2005 neo-noir from Argentina that I wasn’t familiar with until the Czar of Noir Eddie Muller programmed into the 2017 Noir City film festival. The Aura is about a taxidermist who leads a boring life, … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

I love the wholly original German comedy Toni Erdmann, and today it opens widely throughout the Bay Area. It’s a Must See. You’ll also enjoy these four movies: La La Land: the extraordinarily vivid romantic musical staring Emma Stone and … Continue reading

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NOIR CITY 2017: a bang up final weekend

I’ve been recommending  the Noir City film fest, underway in San Francisco and running through Sunday. Noir City is the annual festival of the Film Noir Foundation, spearheaded by its founder and president Eddie Muller. The Foundation preserves movies from … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

I love the wholly original German comedy Toni Erdmann, and it opens this weekend in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area next weekend.  It’s a Must See.  I’m sure that you’ll also enjoy these three movies: La La Land: … Continue reading

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NOIR CITY: the great San Francisco festival of film noir

I always look forward to the Noir City film fest, which gets underway in San Francisco this week. Noir City is the annual festival of the Film Noir Foundation, spearheaded by its founder and president Eddie Muller. The Foundation preserves … Continue reading

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VIOLENT SATURDAY: desert noir in De Luxe color

Richard Fleischer is one of my favorite directors, but I was unfamiliar with his Violent Saturday (1955) until the Czar of Noir Eddie Muller programmed it for the 2017 Noir City film festival.  Unusual for 1950s noir, it’s filmed in … Continue reading

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THE SICILIAN CLAN: Gabin, Delon and Ventura

The 1969 French neo-noir The Sicilian Clan is an exemplar of noir’s Perfect Crime sub-genre – they’re going to get away with the elaborately planned big heist EXCEPT FOR ONE THING.  In this case, the one thing is Sicilian macho … Continue reading

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THE AURA: smart enough to plan the perfect crime, but is that enough?

The Aura is a brilliant 2005 neo-noir from Argentina, that I wasn’t familiar with until the Czar of Noir Eddie Muller programmed it into the 2017 Noir City film festival. The Aura is about a taxidermist who leads a boring … Continue reading

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2015 at the movies: most fun at the movies

My favorite movie-going experiences in 2015: San Francisco’s Noir City film fest, with the double feature Woman on the Run and Born to Be Bad. Cinequest, especially seeing the raucously funny Wild Tales with The Wife and friends Cinequest at … Continue reading

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