Archive for April, 2015

10 Must-See SFIFF 58 Films, Week Two
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10 Must-See SFIFF 58 Films, Week Two

The San Francisco International Film Festival (referenced hereon as SFIFF) hasn’t run out of intriguing offerings in its second half. Films such as The Wolfpack and Tangerine may have screenings which have already gone to Rush. But as this list of ten film programs demonstrates, SFIFF still has must-see films where you don’t have to […]

10 Must-See SFIFF 58 Films, Week One
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10 Must-See SFIFF 58 Films, Week One

What can you still watch at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival (hereafter SFIFF)? The Festival may have opened this past Thursday. Yet if you’re interested in catching the National Lampoon documentary or seeing Ian Mc Kellan’s turn as an elderly Sherlock Holmes, you have to make plans to bundle up for the Rush […]

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Personal Matters And Sils Maria

No new movie news this week thanks to urgent personal matters. However, checking out Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria, with some great performances by Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, would definitely be a must-do thing for the weekend. Getting tickets for the S.F. International Film Festival would also be a good idea.

Anton Yelchin As Lover and Crime-Fighter
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Anton Yelchin As Lover and Crime-Fighter

Anton Yelchin may dominate this week’s openings actor-wise with two movies in the theaters. Indeed, his offbeat romantic comedy looks like a lot of fun. But the weekend is won by a documentary about a pair of budding underground filmmakers who made their cultural mark outside of the cinematic world. Read below to find out […]

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Disposable Film And Other Festival News

Disposable Film Festival The Disposable Film Festival curates a competition of short films made via small low-cost cameras such as those found on webcams, mobile phones, and DSLRs. Tonight, the 8th edition of the festival premieres in San Francisco at the Castro Theater before kicking off a nationwide tour. This screening also starts a weekend […]

Girl, You'll Be A Kumiko Soon
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Girl, You’ll Be A Kumiko Soon

Rinko Kikuchi’s Kumiko is the most intriguing of the lead actress performances seen among this week’s opening films. Karidja Toure’s turn as a troubled 16-year-old in Girlhood would be the more urgent performance to catch. For those who prefer more traditional versions of womanhood, there’s always Let’s Get Married or Effie Gray. However, I suspect […]