Archive for January, 2015

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Festivals (1/16/15)

This week, film noir fans get their due while Jewish-themed film fans get a one day cinematic appetizer. Noir City 13 Eddie Muller’s annual festival of film noir features 25 films on the theme of the darker side of marriage.   Familiar films such as Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Les Diaboliques and John Frankenheimer’s Seconds rub shoulders with obscurities such as […]

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Special Screenings (1/14/15 On)

Frameline Encore: Limited Partnership In 1971, Filipino American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan met and fell in love.  In 1975, they became one of the first legally married same-sex couples…and the first binational couple to be denied legal immigration status through marriage.  Thomas G. Miller’s documentary traces the story of the couple’s decades-long battle against America’s immigration […]

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This Week In Theaters (1/16/15)

This week’s premieres include a highly-praised crime tale set in 1981 New York City, an award-winning tale of greed and callousness set among Italy’s well-off and rich people wannabes, and a well-regarded tale of recovery from a romantic breakup from a never-before-seen perspective.   Or you could go light and get a crash course on the roots of General Tso’s […]

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My Top 20 2014 Films: A Quirky Countdown (Part 1)

Sorry sexist online trolls, but Guardians of the Galaxy was not the greatest film of 2014 in my books.  Nor does hearing right-wing sorts claiming watching The Interview was a patriotic mandate cut any ice with me…even before factoring in the Asian stereotypes factor. The fond memories of my 2014 in cinema came from being exposed to forgotten French […]