Le Joli Mai

In May of 1962, the first spring after France's debilitating war with Algeria, documentarian Chris Marker, together with his cinematographer Pierre Lhomme, filmed "Le Joli Mai" ("The Lovely Month of May") and dedicated it "to the happy many." You'll  ...

The Armstrong Lie

If you're looking for a tragic hero in the classic mold, look no further than Lance Armstrong. Astronomic rise, as in seven Tour de France victories in a row (after conquering cancer)? Click. Abject downfall, as in being exposed  ...

Manhattan

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

"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  ...

Kill Your Darlings

"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 Atheist Film Festival

The 5th Atheist Film Festival www.sfatheistfilmfestival.org 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  ...

Austenland

Austenland 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 Rated PG-13 Run Time: 97 minutes http://sonyclassics.com/austenland/ This  ...

The Attack

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  ...

Hannah Arendt

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 Not rated http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/hannaharendt/ From watching “Hannah Arendt,” we learn that it is possible to  ...

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine 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  ...