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Yep, Another “Best of” List: The Best and Worst of 2014

Well, it’s time once again for me to share with the movie nerds webwide what I thought was the best that 2014 had to offer in cinema. This is not our Top 15 ...

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18 Nights of Dario Argento Films (1970 – 2012)

Thanks to our residential expert on all-things-Dario Argento we now have a trustworthy place to visit in order to weed out the good Argento films from the awful ones. Writer, ...

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7 Lesser-Known San Francisco Films

I recently wrote an article for the magazine 7×7 on some lesser-known classic films that San Francisco has to offer. (The article could be read in full by clicking anywhere ...

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SF IndieFest 2015: Jakob Lass’ “Love Steaks”

love-steaksLove Steaks tells the story of two young resort employees; Clemens, the newest employee who works in the spa section of the resort (and who strongly resembles Joaquin Phoenix, both in terms of his looks and his solid acting chops), and Lara, an alcoholic line cook who wastes little time in exploring and befriending the rookie. Read More…

SF IndieFest 2015: Britni West’s “Tired Moonlight”

TM STILL PAUL ICE CREAMAs is evident with this 76 minute love poem to “the treasure state”, writer, director, editor, and producer (busy girl) Britni West has a great fondness for Montana. With simple plotting, a minimal amount of dialogue, and lots of distinguishable unique visuals, Tired Moonlight is a most intriguing fly-on-the-wall look at modern day middle America. Read More…

Podcast Episode 3 – “Inherent Vice”

Inherent-Vice-Movie-Review-Image-6-e1419164125254Some of us loved it, some of us hated it, a few of us understood it, and at least one of us walked away from it being utterly confused. We’re talking Inherent Vice folks, won’t you join us? And just in case you were wondering, yes, there will be spoilers.

5 Must-See Films for the Week of January 26th

timthumbIf you’re planning on visiting a theatre in the Bay Area this week (Jan 26 – Feb 1), these are the five best films I can recommend you see. There’s a good chance that I’ll be at one or more of these screenings, so if you see me, say hi.

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Peter Strickland’s “The Duke of Burgundy”

cdn.indiewire-1Whether I say it or not, whenever I throw on a film from the 1970s the thought of “they just don’t make movies like that anymore” passes through my brain, and if I hadn’t known The Duke of Burgundy was a new release I would be saying that exact same thing. As it turns out apparently they do make films like that still, well, they being Peter Strickland anyway. Man oh man do I love this movie, and speaking of love… Read More…

5 Must-See Films for the Week of January 19th

sherlock5If you’re planning on visiting a theatre in the Bay Area this week (Jan 19 – Jan 25), these are the five best films I can recommend you see. There’s a good chance that I’ll be at one or more of these screenings, so if you see me, say hi.

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Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s “Still Alice”

still_alice“A film about a brilliant woman slowly dying of Alzheimer’s? That sounds like a blast! Sign me up!”

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Paolo Virzi’s “Human capital”

1415651763What do you get when you have a gorgeous and talented cast, deeply involved story, and more revelation about money and anxiety than John the revelator? Simple: Human Capital. Directed by Paolo Virzi, this is Italy’s Oscar contender for best foreign language film. And boy does it pack a wallop! Read More…

5 Must-See Films for the Week of January 12th

MONROEHello, and welcome to my brand new feature in where every Monday I’ll list five Must-See films for the upcoming week in the Bay Area.

If you’re planning on visiting a theatre in the Bay Area this week (Jan 12 – Jan 18), these are the five best films I can recommend you see. There’s a good chance that I’ll be at one or more of these screenings, so if you see me, say hi.

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