Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale

Books, new and used, are among the thousands of items at the White Elephant SalePhoto courtesy of the Oakland Museum Shopping Safari: The Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale Sale of donated items to benefit the Oakland MuseumSponsored by the  ...

The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Sander The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo Directed by David FincherWritten by Steven ZaillianStarring: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher PlummerRun Time: 158 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.dragontattoo.com/site/ Soon after the 2009 Swedish film of Stieg  ...

Young Goethe in Love

'Young Goethe in Love' Directed by Philipp StölzlWritten by Christoph Mueller and Alexander DydynaStarring Alexander Fehling, Miriam Stein, Moritz BleibtreuRunning time 102 minutesMPAA rating— Not ratedwww.younggoetheinlove.com Both the English title and the original German one--"Goethe!"--give clues as to  ...

Houdini: Art and Magic, SF

Studio image of Houdini in chains, circa 1905Photo courtesy of Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library ‘Houdini: Art and Magic’ Images, film clips, and artifacts from the life of Harry HoudiniContemporary Jewish Museum, San FranciscoThrough Jan. 16, 2012 “Houdini,  ...

The Help

The Help Directed by: Tate TaylorWritten by: Tate Taylor and Kathryn StockettStarring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Allison Janney, Jessica Chastain, Sissy SpacekRunning time: 137 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated G-13 I inhaled Kathryn Stockett's best-seller,  ...

The 2011 San Francisco Silent Film Festival

The Eloquence of Silence: The San Francisco Silent Film Festival The San Francisco Silent Film Festival takes place at the Castro Theater July 14th - 17th. For more information, check out the festival's website at www.silentfilm.org. Half the  ...

Bride Flight

Bride Flight Directed by: Ben SombogaartWritten by: Marieke van der PolStarring: Rutger Hauer, Anna Drijver, Karina Smulders, Elise Schaap, Waldemar TorenstraRun time: 130 minutesMPAA rating: Rated R http//www.musicboxfilms.com/bride-flight A group of young women leave dreary post-war Holland for,  ...

My Perestroika

My Perestroika A Documentary by Robin HessmanRun Time: 87 minutesMPAA Rating: Unrated http://myperestroika.com Lyuba, a teacher in Moscow, has a hard time explaining Soviet history to her students—"a normal mind can't comprehend it," she says. Lyuba, together with  ...

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer Directed by Brad FurmanStarring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan PhillippeRun Time: 119 minutes http://www.thelincolnlawyermovie.com/ Thrillers always make me feel stupid. Sure, I get it that when the detective/good cop/lawyer/Angelina Jolie-type walks into his or her  ...