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,  ...

Where Do We Go Now?

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

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 www.foxsearchlight.com/thebestexoticmarigoldhotel "Old  ...

The Fairy

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

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  ...

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse 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  ...