German Gems

German Gems: A Weekend of New German Cinema For the second year in a row, San Francisco will be home to a three-day festival of contemporary German-language films, all of which will play at the city's historic Castro Theater  ...

The Architect

The Architect (Der Architekt) Directed by: Ina WeisseStarring: Josef Bierbichler, Hilde Van Mieghem, Matthias Schweighöfer, Sandra Hüller, Sophie Rois, Lucas ZolgarRun Time: 93 minutesMPAA Rating: Not RatedIn German with English subtitles A woman trudges through the mountain snow  ...

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  ...

Season of the Witch

Season of the Witch Directed by Dominic SenaWritten by Bragi F. SchutStarring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire FoyRunTime: 95 minutes too longRated PG-13 www.seasonofthewitchmovie.com/   Face it, sinners, Christianity has a lot to answer for - the  ...

Another Year

Another Year Directed by Mike LeighWritten by Mike LeighStarring: Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Oliver Maltman, David Bradley, Imelda StauntonRun time 129 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 http://www.anotheryear-movie.com/ Early in Mike Leigh's newest movie, we meet a depressed  ...

Somewhere

Somewhere Written and Directed by Sofia CoppolaStarring: Stephen Dorff, Elle FanningRun Time: 98 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.focusfeatures.com/somewhere Although perhaps still more famous for being the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola is quietly and insistently staking  ...

Black Swan

Natalie Portman stars in Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan." Black Swan Director: Darren AronofskyWritten by: Mark Heyman, Andres HeinzStarrring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent CasselRun Time: 108 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.foxsearchlight.com/blackswan/ When I first emerged from a recent  ...

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  ...

Tiny Furniture

Tiny Furniture Written and Directed by Lena DunhamStarring: Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Alex Karpovsky, Jemima Kirke, David Call, Grace DunhamRun Time: 99 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated http://www.tinyfurniture.com/ The writer, director and star of "Tiny Furniture," Lena Dunham,  ...