Detained (Asurot) / The Settlers

Arabs and Israelis living as unfriendly neighbors is the subject of two eye-opening Israeli documentaries screening together at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Both are set in the West Bank city of Hebron, and both reveal the region’s  ...

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

At the coda of 1999’s Election, Reese Witherspoon’s unforgettable character, high school overachiever Tracy Enid Flick, ends up as a legislative aide in Washington, D.C. It’s a perfect ending to a spot-on black comedy that illuminates hypocrisy in America  ...

Apollo Cinema: 2003 Academy Award Winning Shorts

Apollo Cinema is distributing this unique showcase program that gives moviegoers the rare opportunity to see the slate of live-action and animated short films nominated for the 2003 Academy Awards. Animated: The Chubbchubbs Official site  ...

The In-Laws

What The In-Laws has going for it are jovial performances by Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, who clearly look like they’re having a grand old time. The good news is they’re in almost every frame of the film. They  ...

Winged Migration (Le Peuple Migrateur)

Winged Migration is 85 minutes of birds flying. Just birds flying. It’s no Hitchcock. That’s an invitation, not a warning, about this unusual and quite thrilling documentary by French filmmaker Jacques Perrin. Perrin’s four-decade career in movies and  ...

Identity

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com The spring movie season finally has come up with some suspenseful, escapist fun: Identity. A clever combination of opposing sensibilities – Agatha Christie (Ten Little Indians) and Friday  ...

Confidence

James Foley, director of the new caper film Confidence, at least had the courtesy to keep this woefully unoriginal thriller to a manageable 98 minutes and a reasonably succinct plot line. As it is, audiences will be puzzling over  ...

Lilya 4-Ever

Bring a hankie to Lilya 4-Ever, and be prepared to leave the theater with a heavy, aching heart. Swedish director/writer Lukas Moodysson’s brutal story of a teen girl betrayed by her family and society is difficult to watch, but  ...

Anger Management

In recent outings, both Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler offered up something new. In About Schmidt, Nicholson wonderfully played against type as a quiet, bittersweet sad sack of a regular guy, a retiree with regrets and family troubles. In  ...

Unknown Pleasures

There isn’t much obvious pleasure in Unknown Pleasures, a film by Jia ZhangKe, a hot young director at the forefront of new Chinese cinema. But despite the fact that there’s little dramatic arc, little dialogue and little joy in  ...