Archive for October, 2015

Carey Mulligan Kicks Sexist Ass
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Carey Mulligan Kicks Sexist Ass

Carey Mulligan provides the star power in this weekend’s openings. Her lead performance in Suffragette is said to redeem what critics call a flawed movie. For better use of your weekend movie time, some other openings are perfect for this Halloween weekend. Welcome To Leith re-tells the real-life horror story of a notorious white supremacist […]

Of Emma Donoghue & Mary Mapes
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Of Emma Donoghue & Mary Mapes

Films featuring female protagonists provide the common link among the stronger films opening this weekend. Cate Blanchett does a star turn as embattled real-life news producer Mary Mapes in Truth. The titular assassin of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s venture into wuxia is a woman played by Shu Qi. But the must-see of the weekend is the acclaimed […]

Mill Valley Film Festival 38
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Mill Valley Film Festival 38

The 38th edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival started up October 8 this year and will run through October 18 at various venues in the Mill Valley area. Filmgoers willing to make the trek up north will be rewarded with such delights as a personal appearance by Sir Ian Mc Kellen; highly anticipated films […]

Black Panthers And A Severed Leg
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Black Panthers And A Severed Leg

The first-ever documentary history of the Black Panthers and a tale of a bizarre court case are highlights of the weekend’s openings. Director Stanley Nelson gives viewers an introduction to the history of the black liberation group The Black Panthers. The producer of The King Of Kong presents a strange but true documentary about two […]