The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

In the contemporary footsteps of Michael Haneke, Gaspar Noe, and Lars von Trier and the more distant lineage of Luis Bunuel and Pier Paolo Pasolini comes Greek Yorgos Lanthimos as the latest buzzed auteur provocateur. His  ...

Mill Valley Film Festival 2017

When the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) gets underway this year on October 5th, it will mark a bit of a milestone as it will be turning the BIG 4-0. As such, special celebrations are to be expected, not least  ...

“Suicide”: Q&A with filmmaker Molly Ratermann

https://vimeo.com/littlehandproductions/suicidetrailer Filmmaker and actress Molly Ratermann is not afraid to take on the tough topics. This Bay Area native has been winning film festivals around the globe with her dark comedy short film, “Suicide.” Most recently, she screened it  ...

Whose Streets? (2017)

“Whose Streets?” by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, is a documentary film about the aftermath of the August 2014 gunning down of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old Black youth, by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri. The co-directors decided  ...

Landline (2017)

“It’s like a play within a play,” Nate (Finn Wittrock) observes halfway through “Landline.” He’s the clever, charming, and handsome interloper from Dana’s (Jennie Slate) past. He insinuates himself into the traditions of what she describes when she proclaims  ...

Restless Creature (2016)

Wendy Whelan was one of the celebrated ballet dancers in the New York City Ballet. until her retirement in 2014. She danced leading roles in many of the classic Balanchine and Robbins works that form the basis for  ...

Moka (2016)

“Moka” is a revenge thriller tendering a compact story that traverses Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). Some of its action plays out on the lake’s French bank in the city of Évian-les-Bains, and the rest in the Swiss city of Lausanne.  ...

Letters from Baghdad (2016)

Everybody has heard of T. E. Lawrence--"Lawrence of Arabia"--adventurer, explorer, expert on what's now called the Middle East. Certainly every movie-goer has seen Peter O'Toole in flowing white robes, riding through the wide-angle desert with his coterie of Arab  ...

San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Father's Day, wedding day, graduation--all important June occasions. And, of course, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, June 1st to 4th. This year, as in the 21 preceding years, the festival will feature a  ...