Arts & Entertainment

The Best Films Of 2020

Posted January 5, 2021 by

2020 truly showed how film streaming could be a godsend to cinephiles.  Thanks to COVID concerns, theatrical screenings became impractical for most of 2020.  But the pivoting to virtual cinema screenings by San Francisco’s Roxie Theater among others allowed new
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“The Dissident”–Review

Posted December 15, 2020 by

Let’s play a word and phrase association game.  The subject is Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud popularly known to the world as “MBS.”  Of course, “Crown Prince” and “Saudi Arabia” immediately come to mind.  The words “ambitious,” “powerful”
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“Collective,” A Riveting Documentary

Posted November 17, 2020 by

(“Collective” is now streaming for Bay Area audiences via the Pacific Film Archive ( website) Early in Alexander Nanau’s riveting documentary “Collective,” the film shows 2015 footage from a nightclub punk rock concert.  The pounding chords of a song by
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37th Mill Valley Film Festival Reviews

Posted October 13, 2020 by

37th Mill Valley Film Festival opener Ariel Winograd’s “The Heist Of The Century” inventively entertains and brings out a viewer’s vicarious miscreant.  It recreates the planning and execution of the 2006 Banco Rio bank robbery, a Buenos Aires caper that
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