The Descendants

The Descendants (2011) Directed by: Alexander PayneStarring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy GreerMPAA Rating: Rated RRun Time: 115 minutes http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thedescendants/ Alexander Payne returns to directing with "The Descendants" after a seven-year hiatus following his remarkable "Sideways" in 2004.  ...

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  ...

Arab Film Festival, California

From David Zlutnick's "Occupation Has No Future: Militarism and Resistance in Israel/Palestine" 12 Films From the Arab Film Festival A selection of feature films and documentaries from 2008-2011Arab Film FestivalSan Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Los AngelesOct. 13-23, 2011 Who  ...

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, played by Eric Elmosnino and Laetitia Casta Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Directed by Joann SfarWritten by Joanne Sfar, based on his graphic novelStarring: Eric Elmosnino, Kavey Mottet Klein, Laetitia Casta, Anna Mouglalis, Lucy GordonRun  ...

The Skin I Live In

Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya in "The Skin I Live In"Photo from Sony Pictures Classics The Skin I Live In Directed by Pedro Almodóvar Written by Pedro Almodóvar with Agustin Almodóvar, based on Thierry Jonquet’s novel “Mygale” Starring  ...

1911 Revolution

Jackie Chan (center) in "1911 Revolution" 1911 Revolution Directed by Jackie Chan, Zhang LiStarring Winston Chao, Jackie Chan, Joan Chen Subtitled in English and Mandarin Not yet MPAA rated Run time: 125 minutes Perhaps not until a country  ...

Shame

Shame (2011) "Shame" is screening at the New York Film Festival on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Directed by: Steve McQueenStarring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge DaleMPAA rating: Not yet rated (but NC-17 in all likelihood)Run Time: 99  ...

Miss Bala

Miss Bala (2011) http://www.missbala.com/ Miss Bala is screening at the New York Film Festival on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2011. Miss Bala opens with the camera following the story's heroine from behind with her face  ...

We Were Here

Photo Credit: Crawford Barton We Were Here (2011) Directed by: David WeissmanMPAA Rating: Not ratedRun Time: 90 minutes http://wewereherefilm.com The gay community of San Francisco has been well documented in film over the years. From The Times of  ...

Black Power Mixtape

Angela Davis being interviewed Black Power Mixtape Writer and Director: Göran OlssenStarring: Angela Davis, Stokely Carmicael, Bobby Seale, Danny GloverRun Time: 100 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated Recently rediscovered audio and video footage from a Swedish news agency of interviews  ...