Louise Brooks as Lulu in "Pandora's Box"
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival
The Castro Theater, San FranciscoJuly 12-15, 2012
by Renata Polt
The thing about silent films, as anyone who saw last year's Oscar-winning "The Artist" knows, ...
The sexagenarian singer/songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young Journeys (2011)
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Neil Young
Run Time: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: Rated PG
Neil Young Journeys movie website
"Neil Young Journeys" is an interesting documentary film ...
Juliette Binoche as a journalist researching female prositution in "Elles"
Directed by Malgoska SzumowskaWritten by Malgoska Szumowska and Tine ByrckelStarring: Juliette Binoche, Joanna Kulig, Anaïs Demoustier, Louis-Do de LencquesaingRun Time: 96 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated NC-17
Back in ...
Directed by: Tanya WexlerWritten by: Stephen Dyer and Jonah Lisa Dyer from a story by Howard GenslerStarring: Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhall, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert EverettRunning time: 95 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R
In the 1880s, ...
Marie Rivière in Rohmer's "Le rayon vert"
A Double Feature of Eric Rohmer Films in San Francisco
May 19-24 at the San Francisco Film Society Cinema
by Beverly Berning
Cinema's greatest moral philosopher, the French filmmaker Eric Rohmer, ...
Nadine Labaki starring "Where Do We Go Now?", a film she also directed and co-wrote
Where Do We Go Now?
Directed by Nadine LabakiWritten by: Nadine Labaki, with Rodney Al Haddid, Thomas Bidegain, Jihad Hojeily, Sam MounierStarring: Claude Baz ...
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Directed by John MaddenWritten by Ol Parker, from the novel "These Foolish Things," by Deborah MoggachStarring: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Dev PatelRunning time: 124 minutesMPAA Rating: PG-13
Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel in "The Fairy"
The Fairy (La Fée) (2011)
Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno RomyScreenplay: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno RomyStarring: Dominique Abel; Fiona Gordon; Philippe Martz French with English subtitlesRun Time: 94 minutes ...
Better This World
Documentary by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega Run time: 90 minutesMPAA rating: Unrated
The powerful award-winning documentary “Better This World” follows two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas, as their world spins ...
Directed and written by Frederick WisemanRunning time: 128 minutesMPAA rating: unrated
Frederick Wiseman, now in his 80s, is one of the most esteemed of documentarians. His technique, focused on subjects as diverse as high schools, public ...