Woody Allen built his reputation on breezy, unstructured comedies that served as little more than excuses to place his trademarked hyper-neurotic nebbish in a series of incongruous environments ranging from 19th century Russia (Love and Death) to a dystopian ...
"Blue Is the Warmest Color" arrives with plenty of controversy—poor working conditions alleged by cast and crew, production overruns in both budget and schedule, and varied reactions over graphic sex scenes resulting in an NC-17 rating. Whether writer-director Abdellatif Kechiche ...
"Nude no more!" shouted an otherwise sober Guardian when Daniel Radcliffe threatened to stay clothed in his next project ("A Young Doctor's Notebook," in which he shares a tiny bathtub with large Jon Hamm).
"I've been naked in my ...
The 5th Atheist Film Festival
September 14, 2013
Roxie Theatre, San Francisco. CA
San Francisco has no shortage of film festivals. There's the San Francisco International Film Festival, the oldest in the United States; the Jewish Film ...
Directed by Jerusha Hess
Starring Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jane Seymour, Jennifer Coolidge
Co-Written by Jerusha Hess and Shannon Hale
Based on the novel by Shannon Hale
Run Time: 97 minutes
In this remarkable, beautifully made film, the intractability of the Israeli/Palestinian divide is explored on a heartbreakingly personal level. Amin Jaafari (excellent Ali Suliman "Paradise Now") is a successful Arab surgeon living comfortably in Tel Aviv with his Palestinian-born, social ...
Written by Margarethe von Trotta and Pamela Katz
Starring: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer
Run time: 109 minutes
In German and English, with English subtitles
From watching “Hannah Arendt,” we learn that it is possible to ...
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 ...
I'm So Excited
Written and directed by Pedro AlmodovarEnglish with Spanish subtitlesStarring: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Laya Martí, Paz Vega, Blanca Suárez, Susi SanchezMPAA Rating: Rated R for strong ...
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 ...