Together, Together (2021)

“Together Together” is a respectable attempt at understated comedy (or is it quirky comedy or dramaedy?). It seems to be unabashedly more of a mildly amusing film in search of, or without need of, a genre label or purpose.  ...

Monday (2021)

Most people would not put much credence on a relationship that begins in a club, even worse when one or both parties are drunk. Depending on your perspective at the end of “Monday,” a romantic drama by Argyris Papadimitropoulos  ...

The Father (2020)

This is a unique and interesting character study of Anthony, an elderly man in the throes of dementia who is in denial of his situation and resisting help from his daughter, Ann. Adapted from Florian Zeller’s play titled, “Le  ...

Paula Farmer’s Best Movies of 2020

We’ll never know if this year’s list of the “Best Of”/ “Top Ten” Movies of 2020 are what they are because of the oddity of being a pandemic year, or in spite of it. There are plenty of movies  ...

The Dissident (2020)

There are talented investigative journalists. There are outspoken activists, and there are those rare, self-sacrificing dissidents. Sometimes, there are those who are all three. Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi was one such person. Khashoggi went from maintaining a closely guarded  ...

Mill Valley Film Festival 2020

Film festivals in the time of Corona Virus are varied and limited. Some festivals chose to cancel altogether for this year, while a few, like the New York Film Festival, went completely virtual. The Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF)  ...

Mill Valley Film Festival 2020

Although not quite done, what a year it has been! Covid-19 has left most reeling and many grieving, while the death of George Floyd in May ignited universal righteous indignation and protests, and California has been on fire, literally.  ...

The Fight (2020)

Never have the stakes seemingly been so high for the ACLU than the last few years. Since Donald Trump took office in 201, the already thinly stretched staff of the ACLU, have been working overtime tackling key, high profile  ...

Outrage & Outcry:

What is happening in America now is more than a moment. It is a movement. It is an important one that has been decades, if not centuries in the making.  Slavery, the fight for Civil Rights, the Rodney King verdict,  ...

Small Movie Theaters in the Time of Corona

In the midst of the pandemic, a handful of movies initially slated for theatrical release refused to be left behind in the binge boost under StayAtHome orders. With businesses temporarily shutdown, and all of us shut in, people have  ...