Tag Archives: SFIFF

THE LOST CITY OF Z: director James Gray

As I wrote on Friday, with The Lost City of Z, director James Gray revives the entire genre of the historical adventure epic. I saw The Lost City of Z earlier this month at the San Francisco International Film Festival … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Rants and Ruminations, SFIFF | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SFFILM: YOURSELF AND YOURS

The absurdism of Luis Buñuel meets the social awkwardness of Seinfeld in Hong Sang-soo’s Koran comedy Yourself and Yours. I just saw Yourself and Yours (Dangsinjasingwa dangsinui geot) at the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILMFestival).  In an Only-At-SFFILM moment, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Movies, SFIFF | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SFFILM: A DATE FOR MAD MARY

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILMFestival) features the Irish dramedy A Date for Mad Mary.  Mary (Seána Kerslake) has just been released from incarceration and faces this challenge: she’s going to be the Maid of Honor at her childhood BFF’s … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Movies, SFIFF | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stream of the Week: FRANK & LOLA – Bad Girl or Troubled Girl?

The San Francisco International Film Festival is underway, so this week’s video pick comes from the program of last year’s festival.  The absorbing neo-noir romance Frank & Lola opens with a couple lovemaking for the first time – and right … Continue reading

Share
Posted in SFIFF, Weekly Movie Recommendations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SFFILMFestival: DISCREET

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILMFestival) presents the U.S. premiere of the psychological drama Discreet tomorrow, April 8 – and it should be the indie highlight of the festival. Within a revenge tale, writer-director Travis Mathews has braided threads of … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Movies, SFIFF | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Movies to See Right Now

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILMFestival) – a Can’t Miss for Bay Area film fans – has just begun, and here’s my festival preview. My DVD/Stream of the week is my favorite from last year’s San Francisco International Film … Continue reading

Share
Posted in SFIFF, Weekly Movie Recommendations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

San Francisco International Film Festival: fest preview

This year’s San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILMFestival) – the 60th edition – opens on April 5 and runs through April 19. As always, it’s a Can’t Miss for Bay Area movie fans.  This year’s program is especially loaded.  Here … Continue reading

Share
Posted in SFIFF, Upcoming Movies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

DVD/Stream of the Week: CHEVALIER – male competitiveness, brilliantly skewered

The San Francisco International Film Festival opens tomorrow night, so this week’s video pick is my favorite film from the 2016 SFIFF. One of the best films of the year, Chevalier is a sly and pointed exploration of male competitiveness, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in SFIFF, Weekly Movie Recommendations | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Movies to See Right Now

I’m getting ready to cover the San Francisco International Film Festival, which opens this coming Wednesday, April 5 and running through April 19.  I expect to publish my festival preview on Sunday.  In the mean time: The little British drama … Continue reading

Share
Posted in SFIFF, Weekly Movie Recommendations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stream of the Week: FRANK & LOLA – Bad Girl or Troubled Girl?

The absorbing neo-noir romance Frank & Lola opens with a couple lovemaking for the first time – and right away there’s a glimmer that he’s more invested than she is.  Soon we’re spirited from Vegas to Paris and back again … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment