Arts & Entertainment

Reviews From CAAMFest 40

Posted May 16, 2022 by

Tina Takemoto’s experimental short “Ever Wanting (For Margaret Chung)” digs up a piece of forgotten Asian-American and LGBTQ+ history.  Margaret Chung, for those not familiar with the name, was the first female Chinese-American doctor and founder of San Francisco Chinatown’s
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More Reviews From Cinequest/Cinejoy 2022

Posted April 25, 2022 by

Arais Meteyard’s animated short “Nothingness Conquered Them” brings up some big picture issues in its running time of (checks watch) slightly over two minutes.  These subjects include religion-incited social divisions, helplessness in the face of mass misery, and wars of
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Reviews From SFFILM 65

Posted April 25, 2022 by

Sally Rubin’s joyous and playful short film “Mama Has A Mustache” brings a warm-hearted alternative to public GQP hysteria over the changing nature of family.  Its cut-out animation and non-patronizing receptiveness to its subjects’ feelings will make the viewer feel
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SFFILM 65 Preview

Posted April 18, 2022 by

With the slogan “Welcome Back To The Movies,” the 65th edition of SFFILM (formerly the San Francisco International Film Festival) returns this year to offer patrons in-person theatrical screenings.  Sporting over 130 feature, short, and mid-length films from 56 countries,
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Reviews From Cinequest/Cinejoy 2022

Posted April 11, 2022 by

Getting struck by lightning used to be seen as a sign of God’s disapproval of the struck person’s actions.  Yet the first time the viewer sees elderly grump Don Campbell (Peter Mullan, “My Name Is Joe”), he’s walking along a
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Preview Of Cinequest/Cinejoy 2022

Posted March 28, 2022 by

Cinejoy, for those not in the know, is the online version of San Jose’s Cinequest Film Festival.  Devised as an answer to the problem of having a film festival in the midst of the shutdowns necessitated by COVID-19, the festival
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Reviews From Mostly British Film Festival

Posted March 14, 2022 by

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts’ Best Documentary winner “My Name Is Gulpilil” introduces non-Australian viewers to an actor whose creative legacy is far broader than realized.  Film subject Australian Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil is probably best known
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