Arts & Entertainment

“Censor”–Review

Posted June 22, 2021 by

Prano Bailey-Bond’s film “Censor” inhabits several emotional nether spheres with varying degrees of residency.  Its setting is the outskirts of the world of extremely violent thrillers.  It may not be the world of Dario Argento’s or Lucio Fulci’s more artful
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Reviews From SF DocFest 20

Posted June 8, 2021 by

Christopher Mark Doyon, aka hacktivist Commander X, doesn’t appear to believe in the cyberspace equivalent of “loose lips sink ships”…or does he?  Rather than dwelling in the cyber-shadows, he has been quite happy to dub himself for the media as
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Reviews From CAAMFest 2021

Posted May 18, 2021 by

Shorts programs have long been one of the cornerstones of CAAMFest programming.  The shorts program “At The Dinner Table” brings together several shorts looking at the intersection of food, Asian culture, and even community. Lina Li’s personal documentary “Have You
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Final Reviews From SFFILM 2021

Posted April 20, 2021 by

Marilyn Agrelo’s documentary “Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street” winningly recounts the roots of legendary children’s television program “Sesame Street.”  It shows how the magical talents of director Jon Stone, Muppets creator Jim Henson, composer Joe Raposo, and
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More Reviews From SFFILM Festival 2021

Posted April 20, 2021 by

Legendary investigative journalist I.F. Stone famously said “All governments lie.”  Nanfu Wang’s flawed but still worthwhile documentary “In The Same Breath” shows why Stone’s pronouncement is unfortunately still true.  Her new film assesses the history of the Chinese and American
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Reviews From SFFILM 2021

Posted April 13, 2021 by

The documentary “Radiograph Of A Family” may primarily be filmmaker Firouzeh Khosrovani’s account of her parents’ marriage.  But it also manages to be an affecting metaphorical mid-20th century history of Iran’s two major cultural strands without being cloying or blatantly
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S.F. International Film Festival 2021 Preview

Posted April 6, 2021 by

After getting cancelled thanks to last year’s coronavirus lockdowns, the San Francisco International Film Festival (hereafter SFFILM) returns this year with its 2021 edition.  Running from April 9-18, 2021, this year’s SFFILM mixes together online streaming and live events at
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