After reading David Denby’s “The New Yorker” review of the documentary about J.D. Salinger, which has recently been released for public consumption, I felt somewhat smugly satisfied at my lack of desire to see the movie ...
Fady Elsayed and James Lloyd play two brothers in Sally El Hosaini's debut feature
My Brother The Devil
Written and directed by Sally El HosainiStarring: Nasser Memarzia, James Lloyd, Fady Elsayed, Said Taghmaoui, Letitia WrightRun Time: 111 minutesMPAA Rating: ...
The We and the I
Directed by Michel GondryWritten by Keith Bunin and Michel GondryStarring: Michael Brodie, Teresa Rivera, Laidychen Carrasco, Jonathan OrtizRun Time: 103 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated
As the byline at the bottom of this ...
The Arab Film Festival's opening night film, "The Man Without a Cell Phone"
The 2012 Arab Film Festival
San Francisco. Berkeley. San Jose. Los Angeles
It's fun to talk to Philip Glass because he always says something that ...
Directed by Cate ShortlandWritten by Cate Shortland and Robin MukherjeeStarring: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai MalinaRun Time: 108 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated
A rarely seen part of history, "Lore" tells the story through the eyes of Lore ...
12 Films From The Arab Film Festival
13-23 October 2012San Francisco. San Jose. Berkeley. Los Angeleswww.arabfilmfestival.org
Who would have thought that the wave of revolutions sweeping the world would have started in the supposedly backward even primitive Middle ...
Berlin and Beyond Festival website
17th Annual Berlin & Beyond Festival
by Renata Polt
Back in the day—like, in the 1960s—movie-goers lined up to see the erotic Swedish sensation "I Am Curious Yellow" or the latest films by ...
Al Jazeera footage of the horrors of the war in Gaza permeates "The War Around Us"
The War Around Us
A documentary directed by Abdallah OmeishRun Time: 75 minutes
"Passionate" is hardly the word that comes to mind ...
Louise Brooks as Lulu in "Pandora's Box"
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival
The Castro Theater, San FranciscoJuly 12-15, 2012
by Renata Polt
The thing about silent films, as anyone who saw last year's Oscar-winning "The Artist" knows, ...
Savage Jazz Dance Company Presents: "Dances for Oakland"
At left, Savage Jazz Company Dancers Alison Hurley and Jarrod Mayo (photo credit: Mark Kitaoko)
The dance company of Oakland choreographer Reginald-Ray Savage celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend ...