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  ...

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre (2011) Directed by Cary FukunagaWritten by Moira BuffiniStarring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie BellRun Time: 115 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 http://www.focusfeatures.com/jane_eyre   Cary Fukunaga's new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" is simply  ...

Shoah

The slogan "Work Makes You Free," in German, still hangs over the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp Shoah The 25th Anniversary of One of the Most Complete Oral Testimonies of the Holocaust Claude Lanzmann's nine-and-a-half hour documentary,  ...

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today http://www.nurembergfilm.org/ The "today" in Sandra Schulberg and Josh Waletzky's restoration of Stuart Schulberg's (Sandra's father's) documentary is 1948; but today we are the first Americans to see this wrenching film about the rise  ...

Mahler on the Couch

Mahler on the Couch (Mahler auf der couch) Directed by Percy and Felix AdlonStarring: Johannes Silberschneider, Karl Markovics and Barbara RomanerRun Time: 97 minutesIn German with English subtitles When is a film's subject matter so compelling that it  ...

The King’s Speech

Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech" The King's Speech Directed by Tom Hooper Screenplay by David Seider Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter Run Time: 118 minutes MPAA Rating: Rated R  ...

The Tempest

Left to right: Helen Mirren, Felcity Jones and Djimon Hounsou in Julie Taymor's "The Tempest" The Tempest Directed by Julie TaymorScreenplay by William Shakespeare and Julie TaymorRun Time: 110 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PG13 http://tempest-themovie.com/ If there's an actor  ...