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Your Ultimate Guide to Horror Films Playing in the Bay Area this October

No offense to the other eleven months of the year, but let’s face it, October is truly the best time of year to visit movie theaters, especially if you’re like ...

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Check out Jason Boyce’s Latest Documentary “Ferguson: No Justice, No Peace”

“On August 9th, Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson. This documentary follows the next few days as protests grip the town ...

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Off With Your Hate! In Defense of Alice

On August 3, 2014, Through the Looking Glass, the completely unnecessary sequel to Tim Burton’s garish 2010 blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, officially went into production. With James Bobin, director of the ...

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Nine More Nights of Argento #7 – “The Mother of Tears” (2007)

MATERLast October, I saw the first nine films directed by Italian horror maestro Dario Argento. With the spooky season upon us again, I’ve decided to check out the back-half of Argento’s filmography, from 1990’s George A. Romero team-up Two Evil Eyes to 2012’s notorious flop Dracula 3D.

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Nine More Nights of Argento #6 – “The Card Player” (2004)

cardLast October, I saw the first nine films directed by Italian horror maestro Dario Argento. With the spooky season upon us again, I’ve decided to check out the back-half of Argento’s filmography, from 1990’s George A. Romero team-up Two Evil Eyes to 2012’s notorious flop Dracula 3D.

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7 Lesser-Known San Francisco Films

sudden_fear_leadI 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 in the following paragraph.) From San Francisco classic Bullitt to the depiction of a 1970s Castro district in Milk, seeing a movie that takes place in San Francisco really makes us burst with City pride. Here are 7 San Francisco-based movies you might not have heard of yet, but are sure to make you love San Francisco even more.

All Things October: John McTiernan’s “The Hunt for Red October”

polowanie_na_czerwony_pazdziernik_3Come the last two weeks of each month I’ll try to watch as many films as I can that contain the name of the month somewhere within its title. It’s October, so let’s start things off with director John “the Predator (1987) AKA Mr. Die Hard (1988)” McTiernan‘s 1990 film, The Hunt for Red October.
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Film Movement – Year 12 Film 6: Manuel Martín Cuenca’s “Cannibal”

Cannibal5Carlos is a very unusual man, though outwardly appearances wouldn’t suggest otherwise. By day looks like your typical well-groomed, mild mannered tailor (picture the spokesman for Mens Warehouse). Come night time though, when his freezer supply of human flesh starts dwindling, he becomes a well-groomed and mild mannered psychopath. Read More…

Film Movement – Year 12 Film 5: Diane Kurys’ “For a Woman” featuring Sylvain Bressollette’s “Le ballon de rouge”

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Forget about the film featured on the front packaging (my apologies to Diane Kury and her well intended romantic/quasi-mysterious For a Woman), but let’s face it, the real gem of this Film Movement DVD lies in the excellent bonus feature, Sylvain Bressollette‘s short film ‘Le ballon de rouge‘.
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Nine More Nights of Argento #5 – “Sleepless” (2000)

sleepless6bigLast October, I saw the first nine films directed by Italian horror maestro Dario Argento. With the spooky season upon us again, I’ve decided to check out the back-half of Argento’s filmography, from 1990’s George A. Romero team-up Two Evil Eyes to 2012’s notorious flop Dracula 3D.

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Nine More Nights of Argento #4 – “The Phantom of the Opera” (1998)

phantomLast October, I saw the first nine films directed by Italian horror maestro Dario Argento. With the spooky season upon us again, I’ve decided to check out the back-half of Argento’s filmography, from 1990’s George A. Romero team-up Two Evil Eyes to 2012’s notorious flop Dracula 3D.

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Mill Valley Film Festival 2014: A Night with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and “Dracula vs. Frankenstein” (1971)

kirkIf you’ve attended any screenings at this year’s Mill Valley Film Festival, you may already know that Metallica served as 2014’s “Artists in Residence”. Each member of the world famous heavy metal group presented a film of their choosing, with a short introduction beforehand. Needless to say, their picks definitely align with their personalities.

James Hetfield went with Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Lars Ulrich picked Sundance hit Whiplash because, y’know, it’s about a drummer. Bassist Robert Trujillo picked the unfinished doc Jaco, concerning jazz fusion master Jaco Pastorious. As for my favorite member of the band (and fellow horror enthusiast) Kirk Hammett, he picked the gloriously awful Z-grade horror movie Dracula vs. Frankenstein from exploitation director Al Adamson.

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