Archive for October, 2016

Michael Moore Reunifies America
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Michael Moore Reunifies America

This weekend’s openings has a surprising addition: the new Michael Moore concert film. Will Michael Moore going light on the Trump-bashing and heavy on the national unity persuade these Trumpland voters to vote for Hillary Clinton? The Michael Moore film is not the only high-profile release this weekend. Director Barry Jenkins returns with a highly […]

10 Films To Watch At AHITH 2016
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10 Films To Watch At AHITH 2016

It’s Halloween weekend 2016. One San Francisco way to celebrate is by catching this year’s edition of the Another Hole In The Head (hereafter AHITH) Film Festival. AHITH brings two weeks of horror, science fiction, and fantasy films as well as unusual films which loosely fit into those genres. This year, all AHITH films will […]

Going Arty In Montana With Kristen Stewart
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Going Arty In Montana With Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is one of three strong-willed women who are the subjects of Kelly Reichardt’s new film. While a new Reichardt film is always worth celebrating, other films open this weekend and are also worthy of your attention even if they don’t star Kristen Stewart. This year marks the 50th anniversary of a political cinema […]

10 Films To Watch Before MVFF 39 Ends
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10 Films To Watch Before MVFF 39 Ends

Despite being half over, there are still films at the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival (hereafter MVFF 39) to check out. Gorge yourself on two great performances by Isabelle Huppert. Welcome back director Barry Jenkins. Celebrate the story of the case that made marriage equality possible. Whether you go to San Rafael or Larkspur for […]

Nate Parker Leads A Rebellion
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Nate Parker Leads A Rebellion

The high profile debut of the week is the Nate Parker re-telling of Nat Turner’s rebellion. The historical event Nate Parker needs recounting, if only to cheese off the Alt-Right trolls backing Donald Trump. But if you’re uninterested in checking out the award-winning film from Nate Parker for reasons connected to Parker himself, there are […]