White Crow (2019)

Even given transparent formulas for box office success, it’s curious how each filmmaker’s starting point holds out an argument of its own. Ralph Fiennes, who directs and appears in “White Crow,” a film that collects around the idiosyncrasies of  ...

Avengers Endgame (2019)

Early on someone concludes that "No amount of money ever bought a second of time." Wise words indeed. Yet it's also a vertiginous enigma when you consider that this very well could be the most expensive film ever made.  ...

San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2019

            This year's San Francsico Silent Film Festival starts and ends with film icon Buster Keaton's films: “The Cameraman” on May 1st, opening night; and “Our Hospitality” on May 5th, closing night.              The festival,  ...

Transit (2019)

German writer-director, Christian Petzold, whose earlier critically acclaimed works include "Phoenix" and "Barbara," delivers a much anticipated adaptation of the novel “Transit” by Anna Seghers, which is the last chapter of the trilogy. As a film, “Transit” is  ...

The Mustang (2019)

If I had a nickle for every time I saw a horse become an expression of catharsis for a troubled soul on the big screen, I would  ...

Us: (2019)

The bible figures early on in Jordan Peele's latest magnificently malicious nightmare. A homeless man in tattered rags holds up a sign, not for change in currency, but one  ...

Who Will Write Our History (2018)

If the phrase “History is written by the victors” has become a truism, here is the film that takes the would-be victor, fascism, and transforms its own records and documents into a mirror of its perfidy. It also stands  ...