Arts & Entertainment

17th Third I Film Festival Reviews

Posted November 6, 2019 by

Vinnie Ann Bose’s animated short “What’s Your Brown Number?” gives colorism in Indian society a well-deserved mocking. The titular number refers to how darkly brown a particular Indian’s skin is.  Darker skin means possessing a higher brown number. But a
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22nd United Nations Association Film Festival Reviews

Posted October 22, 2019 by

Whatever feelings a person may have about the Chinese government’s machinery of dissention repression, its effectiveness in obstructing political naysaying can’t be denied.  The Great Firewall of China blocks Chinese Internet users from easily accessing information about their government’s brutal
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42nd Mill Valley Film Festival Reviews

Posted October 8, 2019 by

Ken Loach’s new film “Sorry We Missed You” delivers a quietly chilling study in slow death by capitalism.  Delivery driver Ricky and elder homecare worker Abby just want to better their family’s lives. But they’re unaware the gig economy system
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San Francisco Green Film Festival Reviews

Posted September 24, 2019 by

“Push,” “The River And The Wall” and “16 Sunrises” “Squat!  Squat! F**k the rich greedhead a**holes!” is definitely not a normal audience member reaction at the San Francisco Green Film Festival (hereafter SFGFF).  However, the 9th SFGFF’s Opening Night Film
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“Ms. Purple”–Review

Posted September 17, 2019 by

With “Ms. Purple,” Justin Chon’s follow-up to his acclaimed “Gook,” classical music gets turned into the inner voice of its central character Kasie.  That viola-heavy music mourns lost dreams and opportunities yet cannot envision the possibility of personal change. As
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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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