Arts & Entertainment

Wrap-up Reviews From Frameline 42

Posted July 10, 2018 by Peter Wong

Frameline 42’s Closing Night Film “Studio 54” looks at the legendary titular 1970s nightclub for the Beautiful People. Matt Tyrnauer’s lively documentary shows how Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager transformed a decrepit CBS studio into a nightly racial and sexual
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Reviews From Frameline 42

Posted June 19, 2018 by Peter Wong

The Frameline LGBT Film Festival’s 2018 edition kicked off with the very timely Opening Night documentary “Transmilitary.” Fiona Dawson and Gabriel Silverman’s SXSW Audience Award Winner unerringly presented the human faces of a current hot button issue. For those who
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More Reviews From San Francisco DocFest 2018

Posted June 12, 2018 by Peter Wong

A couple of misconceptions need to be cleared up about the San Francisco DocFest Centerpiece Film “Rodents Of Unusual Size.” Buttercup, Fezzik, and other beloved “The Princess Bride” characters do not appear in a single minute of this film directed
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Reviews From San Francisco DocFest 2018

Posted June 6, 2018 by Peter Wong

Brenton Gieser’s short film “Tender Souls” screens as part of the S.F. DocFest shorts program “Bay Area Stories.” The three subjects of Gieser’s film are residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. Homeless Corey Jackson fights his crack addiction problem. Tiffany
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Reviews From San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2018

Posted May 29, 2018 by Peter Wong

San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2018 Opening Night Film “The Man Who Laughs” has an important connection for comic book fans.  “Batman” creators Bill Finger and Bob Kane cite star Conrad Veidt’s performance in the titular role as inspiring famed
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Reviews From 2018 CAAMFest

Posted May 8, 2018 by

The “Altered States” shorts program offers a collection of short films employing fantastic elements in ways both direct and indirect.  Of the program’s shorts, the longer entries turn out to be the more memorable offerings. The Airbnb guest taking “A
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