Arts & Entertainment

Boots Riley and Reviews from the SF Film Festival

Posted April 17, 2019 by

Curious Western viewers may have checked out Mariam Ghani’s documentary “What We Left Unfinished” for its window into the previously unseen world of Afghan film.  But a few tantalizing insights ultimately can’t compensate for a highly unsatisfying experience. Several films
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Final Reviews From Cinequest Film And Creativity Festival 2019

Posted March 19, 2019 by

The “Mindbenders” short films program brought together stories utilizing tropes from the fantastic genres.  Only one or two shorts distinguished themselves from this general assemblage of cinematic mediocrities.             Kicking things off was Joshua Dawson’s “Loa’s Promise.”  This futuristic travelogue took
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Reviews From Berlin And Beyond 2019

Posted March 5, 2019 by

“The Chairs Game” referenced in the title of Lucia Charla’s drama is what we Americans know as the game of musical chairs.  For film protagonist Alice Liddell, the figurative game’s stakes range from employment to keeping up appearances. The employment
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