Beverly Berning has recently begun her fourth career as a high school teacher of French and Italian, but her love of film remains steadfast. A former film student who aspired to be just like her idols Woody Allen, Erik Rohmer and Charlie Kaufman, she has been writing reviews for Culturevulture since 2006.
Writes in: Art & Architecture, Dance, Features, and Film.
Juliette Binoche as a journalist researching female prositution in "Elles"
Directed by Malgoska SzumowskaWritten by Malgoska Szumowska and Tine ByrckelStarring: Juliette Binoche, Joanna Kulig, Anaïs Demoustier, Louis-Do de LencquesaingRun Time: 96 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated NC-17
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Marie Rivière in Rohmer's "Le rayon vert"
A Double Feature of Eric Rohmer Films in San Francisco
May 19-24 at the San Francisco Film Society Cinema
by Beverly Berning
Cinema's greatest moral philosopher, the French filmmaker Eric Rohmer, ...
Nadine Labaki starring "Where Do We Go Now?", a film she also directed and co-wrote
Where Do We Go Now?
Directed by Nadine LabakiWritten by: Nadine Labaki, with Rodney Al Haddid, Thomas Bidegain, Jihad Hojeily, Sam MounierStarring: Claude Baz ...
Excerpts From a Conversation:Wim Wenders Talks About Pina Bausch
by Beverly Berning
The upcoming release of Wim Wenders' brilliantly realized 3-D tone poem on Pina Bausch, quite simply and lovingly entitled "Pina," occasioned a recent visit to San ...
Seducing Charlie Barker
Directed by Amy GlazerWritten by Theresa Rebeck, adapted from her play "The Scene"Starring: Daphne Zuniga, Stephen Barker Turner, Heather Gordon, David Wilson BarnesRun Time: 93 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R
"Seducing Charlie Barker" may have ...
Written and Directed by Michel HazanaviciusStarring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann MillerRun Time: 120 minutesMPAA Rating: PG-13
It isn't often that a movie appears on the big screen that is so ...
Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, played by Eric Elmosnino and Laetitia Casta
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
Directed by Joann SfarWritten by Joanne Sfar, based on his graphic novelStarring: Eric Elmosnino, Kavey Mottet Klein, Laetitia Casta, Anna Mouglalis, Lucy GordonRun ...
Photo Credit: Crawford Barton
We Were Here (2011)
Directed by: David WeissmanMPAA Rating: Not ratedRun Time: 90 minutes
The gay community of San Francisco has been well documented in film over the years. From The Times of ...
Written and Directed by René FéretStarring: Marie Féret, Marc Barbé, Delphine Chuillot, David MoreauMPAA Rating: Not Ratedwww.mozartssister.com
The Mozart Family Among the Royals
by Renata Polt
"Mozart's Sister," written, directed, and produced by French director ...
Jennifer Connelly and Pierce Brosnon in "Salvation Boulevard"
Salvation Boulevard (2011)
Directed by George RatliffWritten by: Douglas Stone and George RatliffStarring: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Marisa Tomei, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Jim Gaffigan, Clarán HindsRun Time: 95 minutesMPAA Rating: ...