Peter Wong

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Jean-Pierre Leaud Film Reviews

Posted August 20, 2019 by

French actor Jean-Pierre Leaud first came to world cinema-goers’ attention with his lead performance as Antoine Doinel in Francois Truffaut’s semi-autobiographical classic “The 400 Blows.”  Truffaut was so impressed by Leaud’s performance that he had him reprise the character in
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Reviews From The 39th S.F. Jewish Film Festival

Posted July 16, 2019 by

Festival Opening Night Film Max Lewkowicz’ “Fiddler: A Miracle Of Miracles” may be more a triumph of subject goodwill and entertaining anecdotes.  This still charming documentary shows classic dark musical “Fiddler On The Roof”’s creation and how its tale of
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Final Frameline 43 Reviews

Posted June 25, 2019 by

Stephen Kijak’s fascinating Frameline Film Festival Centerpiece Documentary “Sid and Judy” delivered a portrait of gay icon Judy Garland mainly through the reminiscences of Garland’s manager and eventual third husband Sid Luft.  Newbies to the Garland mystique will be treated
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More Reviews From Frameline 43

Posted June 25, 2019 by

From the moment convenience store clerk Chris gives prospective transwoman and central character Tina the stink eye, the viewer fears for her safety.  That anxiety, heightened by the flash forward of the film’s opening moments, keeps a viewer’s attention riveted
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Wrap-Up Reviews From DocFest 2019

Posted June 12, 2019 by

Despite the title, there are no schizophrenic mutants to be found within the running time of Casey Beck’s short documentary “Legion.”   Instead, viewers will see Storm Troopers, Darth Vader, and Tie Fighter pilots in this film. That’s because the organization
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18th S.F. DocFest Preview

Posted May 14, 2019 by

Are there Beyond Chron readers who remember The Church of the Subgenius, Second and Third Wave ska, Candida Royalle, or even the early days of MTV?  For those readers whose memories are a bit hazy, this year’s edition of the
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