Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine Written and directed by: Woody AllenStarring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Louis C. K., Peter SarsgaardRun time: 98 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PG-13www.sonyclassics.com/bluejasmine When Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) arrives at her  ...

The 2013 San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Harold Lloyd hanging from a clock in "Safety Last!" San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2013 July 18-21Castro Theatre, San Franciscowww.silentfilm.org Last month's series of nine silent Hitchcock films (to be repeated at Berkeley's Pacific Film Archive in August, in  ...

What Maisie Knew

A child's view of divorce—Maisie looks on while her parents, played by Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgard, bicker What Maisie Knew Directed by Scott McGehee and David SiegelStarring: Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham, Alexander Skarsgård, Onata AprileRun Time:  ...

The Company You Keep

Robert Redford bringing the 60s back in his 70s in "The Company You Keep" The Company You Keep Directed by Robert RedfordWritten by Lem DobbsStarring: Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Nick Nolte, Chris CooperRun time: 125 minutesMPAA rating:  ...

Lore

Lore Directed by Cate ShortlandWritten by Cate Shortland and Robin MukherjeeStarring Saskia Rosendahl, Kai MalinaRun Time: 108 minutesMPAA rating: Not Ratedwww.musicboxfilms.com/lore It's the end of World War II, and fourteen-year-old Lore's parents are avid Nazis, so much so  ...

56 Up

The cast of real characters in 56 Up 56 Up A Documenary directed by Michael AptedRunning time: 144 minutesMPAA rating: Not Rated firstrunfeatures.com/56up Nearly a half century ago, British director Michael Apted directed "Seven UP," the first of what  ...

Amour

Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintingnant play a married couple facing life's end in "Amour" Amour Written and directed by Michael HanekeStarring: Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintingnant, Isabelle HuppertRun Time: 127 minutesMPAA Rating: PG13www.sonyclassics.com/amour/ The amour in Austrian director Michael Haneke's  ...

Hysteria

Hysteria Directed by: Tanya WexlerWritten by: Stephen Dyer and Jonah Lisa Dyer from a story by Howard GenslerStarring: Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhall, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert EverettRunning time: 95 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.sonyclassics.com/hysteria/ In the 1880s,  ...

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Directed by John MaddenWritten by Ol Parker, from the novel "These Foolish Things," by Deborah MoggachStarring: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Dev PatelRunning time: 124 minutesMPAA Rating: PG-13 www.foxsearchlight.com/thebestexoticmarigoldhotel "Old  ...

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse Directed and written by Frederick WisemanRunning time: 128 minutesMPAA rating: unrated Frederick Wiseman, now in his 80s, is one of the most esteemed of documentarians. His technique, focused on subjects as diverse as high schools, public  ...