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,  ...

Oscar Night 2011

And the Award Goes to ... Who Cares? Before getting into an overview of the awards season in general, let's get the elephant out the room that is the disappointing Oscar show Sunday night. In fact, bringing an  ...

Vanishing on 7th Street

Vanishing on 7th Street Directed by Brad AndersonStarring:s Hayden Christenson, John Leguizamo, Thandie Newton, Jacob LatimoreWritten by Anthony JawinskiRunning Time: 85 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R for language http://vanishingon7th.foreseeing.com/ It's what they do! Or rather, what they're doing nowadays.  ...

We Are What We Are (2010)

We Are What We Are (Somos Lo Que Hay) Written and directed by Jorge Michel GrauStarring: Adrian Aguirre, Miriam BalderasRun Time: 90 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated RSpanish, with English subtitles The Family that Kills and Eats Together In his  ...

Outside the Law

Outside The Law (Hors-la- Loi) Directed by Rachid BoucharebFrance 2010Run Time: 137 minutes www.outsidethelaw.com Godard once quipped that "all you need for a movie is a girl and a gun." Rachid Bouchareb's new film Outside the Law  ...

The Illusionist

The Illusionist Original script by Jacques TatiDirected and adapted by Sylvain ChometProduced by Sally Chomet and Bob LastMPAA rating: PG   It's impossible not to be charmed by the magical medium of Sylvain Chomet's tale about an  ...

Nénette

Nénette A documentary by Nicholas Philibert Opens Friday, January 28, in San Francisco Bay Area theaters   The great apes are a fascinating species. So like our own, the resemblance captivates us. How could we not think  ...

Budrus

Budrus Documentary by Julia BachaRun Time: 74 minutes http://www.justvision.org/budrus What would you do if someone came into your house and told you it wasn't yours, and then demolished it right in front of you? And what would you  ...

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  ...

Mountain Blood

Mountain Blood (Bergblut) Directed by: Phillip J. PamerStarring: Inga Birkenfeld, Wolfgang Menardi, Manfred-Anton Algrang, Verena Buratti, Gerd AnthoffMPAA Rating: Not RatedRun time: 120 minutes [Mountain Blood is playing at San Francisco's Castro Theatre January 16th at 6:30pm as  ...