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  ...

I’m So Excited

I'm So Excited Written and directed by Pedro AlmodovarEnglish with Spanish subtitlesStarring: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Laya Martí, Paz Vega, Blanca Suárez, Susi SanchezMPAA Rating: Rated R for strong  ...

The 2013 San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Harold Lloyd hanging from a clock in "Safety Last!" San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2013 July 18-21Castro Theatre, San Franciscowww.silentfilm.org Last month's series of nine silent Hitchcock films (to be repeated at Berkeley's Pacific Film Archive in August, in  ...

The Secret Disco Revolution

The Secret Disco Revolution Written and directed by Jamie KastnerFeaturing: Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, KC of the Sunshine Band, Michael MustoMPAA Rating: UnratedRun Time: 1 hour 24 min http://www.secretdiscorevolution.com/ This hilarious documentary about the pioneers of many  ...