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.
German Gems: A Weekend of New German Cinema
For the second year in a row, San Francisco will be home to a three-day festival of contemporary German-language films, all of which will play at the city's historic Castro Theater ...
The Architect (Der Architekt)
Directed by: Ina WeisseStarring: Josef Bierbichler, Hilde Van Mieghem, Matthias Schweighöfer, Sandra Hüller, Sophie Rois, Lucas ZolgarRun Time: 93 minutesMPAA Rating: Not RatedIn German with English subtitles
A woman trudges through the mountain snow ...
Culturevulture Film Critics Pick Their TOP TEN of 2010
As everyone knows, making top ten lists is mostly a personal affair, so Culturevulture's Film Review section continues its tradition (yes, for the second year in a row) of ...
Written and Directed by Sofia CoppolaStarring: Stephen Dorff, Elle FanningRun Time: 98 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R
Although perhaps still more famous for being the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola is quietly and insistently staking ...
Director Sofia Coppola with the stars of "Somewhere," Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning, at the Venice Film Festival
The Director and Star of "Somewhere": At the Intersection Between Life and Art
In a tiny room on a top ...
Written and Directed by Lena DunhamStarring: Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Alex Karpovsky, Jemima Kirke, David Call, Grace DunhamRun Time: 99 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated
The writer, director and star of "Tiny Furniture," Lena Dunham, ...
Muhammed at the Apartheid Wall in "Shooting Muhammed"
18 Films from The Arab Film Festival
October 14-24, 2010www.arabfilmfestival.org
Time weighs on all of us, and it's the business of art to make our heavy labors light. One can't ...
Paul Volcker, whisky in hand, sits for an interview in "Inside Job."
Inside Job (2010)
Written and directed by Charles FergusonRun Time: 108 minutesMPAA Rating: PG-13
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Inside Job is an excoriating indictment of the investment ...
Gemma Jones (left) and Naomi Watts in Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Written and directed by Woody AllenStarring: Gemma Jones, Naomi Watts, Lucy Punch, Pauline Collins, ...
Stonewall Uprising (2010)
Documentary by Kate Davis and David HeilbronnerMPAA rating: (not rated)Run Time: 82 minutes
Photo credit: Betty Lane
Two acclaimed documentaries, Before Stonewall (1984) and After Stonewall (1999), bracket the seminal event itself, and Stonewall (1995), ...