Arts & Entertainment

“Slay The Dragon”–Review

Posted March 31, 2020 by

The politically apathetic rationalize their failure to vote by claiming  “if voting could change things, the government would make it illegal.” Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance’s alternately rousing and infuriating documentary “Slay The Dragon” provides a brutal reality check.  Power-hungry
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Reviews From Cinequest 30

Posted March 24, 2020 by

The 30th Cinequest became one of many local film festivals to have a Coronavirus-related cancellation.  Cinequest 30 will still happen, but during the dog days of August. Fortunately, before the cancellation decision came down, attendees had a chance to see
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Romanian Cinema At The PFA

Posted February 18, 2020 by

The Pacific Film Archive film series “Perspectives On History: Romanian Cinema Since 1989” has brought to Bay Area audiences a mix of recent classics of world cinema and lesser known works from this country.  Cristian Mungiu’s heartbreaking abortion drama “4
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More Reviews From S.F. Indie Fest

Posted February 11, 2020 by

There are many reasons the San Francisco Independent Film Festival (aka S.F. Indie Fest) is such a local cinematic treasure.  One such reason comes from its prizing unique cinematic sensibilities over “commercially viable” films that have been focus group-tested to
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Three Films From Slamdance Film Festival 2020

Posted February 4, 2020 by

The classic Beatles song “I’m A Loser” gets a rebuke in Fabian Velasco and Milos Mitrovic’s ensemble “anti-comedy comedy” “Tapeworm.”  Each of the members of this ensemble are losers and they are exactly what they appear to be. The film’s
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Best Films Of 2019

Posted January 7, 2020 by

Much like looking for real information past the Orange Skull’s tweets, finding worthwhile films in 2019 which were more than another sequel or a by-the-numbers remake was difficult but not impossible.  The Roxie Theatre and Netflix proved particularly useful venues
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