Arts & Entertainment

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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Reviews From CAAMFest 37

Posted May 7, 2019 by

Cai Chengjie’s Rotterdam Film Festival award-winner “The Widowed Witch” shows that  computer graphics aren’t necessary to make a film intriguing. All that’s needed is a mix of entertaining ambiguity married to some tart insights about human nature. Er Hao, the
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Reviews From The 2019 Silent Film Festival

Posted April 30, 2019 by

Legendary director Ernst Lubitsch shows in his silent satirical slapstick comedy “The Oyster Princess” that the follies of the rich make for excellent comic fodder. Insanely rich heiress Ossi is the spoiled titular princess.  Her father Quaker is the incredibly
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Wrap-up Reviews From The 62nd SFFILM Festival

Posted April 30, 2019 by

What does it mean on an everyday level that America has gone from being the world’s greatest manufacturer to being yet another source of cheap labor?  Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s documentary “American Factory” offers some disconcerting answers.               The new
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Reviews Of Three Nelson Pereira Dos Santos Films

Posted April 23, 2019 by

Bay Area filmgoers who caught the Pacific Film Archive’s “1968 And Global Cinema” film series may have seen and enjoyed the anti-colonialism satire “How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman.”  However, those attendees could not have personally asked the film’s director
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Boots Riley and Reviews from the SF Film Festival

Posted April 17, 2019 by

Curious Western viewers may have checked out Mariam Ghani’s documentary “What We Left Unfinished” for its window into the previously unseen world of Afghan film.  But a few tantalizing insights ultimately can’t compensate for a highly unsatisfying experience. Several films
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