Berlin and Beyond Festival 2012

Berlin and Beyond Festival website 17th Annual Berlin & Beyond Festival by Renata Polt Back in the day—like, in the 1960s—movie-goers lined up to see the erotic Swedish sensation "I Am Curious Yellow" or the latest films by  ...

$upercapitalist

$upercapitalist Directed by Simon Yin Starring: Linus Roache, Kenneth Tsang, Derek Ting, Richard Ng, Kathy Uyen Screenplay by Derek Ting Run time: 96 minutes MPAA Rating: Not rated http://supercapitalist.net/ “$upercapitalist” exposes the heady, fast-paced, amoral world of New  ...

The War Around Us

Al Jazeera footage of the horrors of the war in Gaza permeates "The War Around Us" The War Around Us A documentary directed by Abdallah OmeishRun Time: 75 minutes www.thewararoundus.com "Passionate" is hardly the word that comes to mind  ...

The Imposter

Will the real Nicholas Barclay please stand up? The Imposter (2012) Directed by Bart LaytonStarring: Adam O'Brian, Anna Ruben, Frederic Bourdin, Carey GibsonRun Time: 95 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R This strange and intriguing documentary-style film is based on the  ...

Farewell My Queen

Farewell My Queen Directed by: Benoît Jacquot Written by: Gilles Taurand and Benoît Jacquot, based on the novel by Chantal ThomasStarring: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie LedoyenIn French with English subtitlesRun Time: 99 minutesMPAA rating: Rated R http://cohenmedia.net/coming-soon/farewell-my-queen/  ...

The 2012 San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Louise Brooks as Lulu in "Pandora's Box" The San Francisco Silent Film Festival The Castro Theater, San FranciscoJuly 12-15, 2012 www.silentfilm.org by Renata Polt The thing about silent films, as anyone who saw last year's Oscar-winning "The Artist" knows,  ...

Neil Young Journeys

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  ...

Elles

Elles 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 http://elles-movie.com/ Back in  ...

Hysteria

Hysteria 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 http://www.sonyclassics.com/hysteria/ In the 1880s,  ...

Eric Rohmer Double Feature in SF

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,  ...