Arts & Entertainment

Reviews From The 2018 United Nations Association Film Festival

Posted October 16, 2018 by Peter Wong

Rebecca Haimowitz’ horrifying documentary short “62 Days” illustrate the awfulness of fetal personhood-inspired “Screw the mom, hatch the kid” laws. When pregnant Texas paramedic Marlise Munoz suffers a pulmonary embolism, it’s soon clear her brain is dead.  But treating hospital
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Reviews From The 41st Mill Valley Film Festival

Posted October 9, 2018 by Peter Wong

Jafar Panahi’s new film “3 Faces” is the story of two veteran actresses and an aspiring one.  Real life TV star Behnaz Jafari and Panahi travel to a remote northwestern Iranian village to discover whether desperate teen Marziyeh truly committed
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Reviews From 6th Japan Film Festival Of San Francisco

Posted October 2, 2018 by Peter Wong

Even though the 6th Japan Film Festival of San Francisco is coming up on its final weekend, there are still some cinematic treasures to be seen.  Shinichiro Ueda’s “One Cut Of The Dead” happens to be one of those treasures.
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Reviews From Hong Kong Cinema 2018

Posted September 25, 2018 by Peter Wong

SFFILM’s annual Hong Kong Cinema series returns with its 8th edition.  From September 28-30, 2018 at San Francisco’s Vogue Theatre, attendees will have a chance to catch seven new films from Hong Kong ranging from a biopic about a 1970s
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8th San Francisco Green Film Festival Preview

Posted September 4, 2018 by Peter Wong

Sharp-eyed filmgoers will note the 8th annual edition of San Francisco’s Green Film Festival takes place later than usual in 2018.  The Festival’s timing, running from September 6 to 14 this year, coincides with the Global Climate Action Summit. This
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Alain Tanner At The Pacific Film Archive

Posted August 14, 2018 by Peter Wong

SWISS FILMS’ traveling exhibition of forgotten director Alain Tanner’s oeuvre comes to a close this weekend with the screening of “In The White City,” Tanner’s classic of 1980s art cinema, at the Pacific Film Archive. From the late 1960s to
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