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  ...

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,  ...