Two road trip movies are opening in Berkeley on Friday. One is worth your while. The other, less so
'Bed and Sofa' offers proof that the Soviets were capable of blending socialist realism with comedy; in 'Beuys' we meet the fascinating Joseph Beuys.
Andrei Zvyagintsev tells the story of a 12-year old boy who disappears from his broken home in 'Loveless,' while John Kerry gives gut-wrenching testimony in 'Winter Soldier.'
A screening of 'Alexander Nevsky' with a Russian film expert was paired with a four-course dinner at Babette as part of BAMPFA's ongoing Film-to-Table series.
Ensemble acting films often get short shrift, but no-one in 'The Party' hogs the limelight and the star cast works together seamlessly to create an effectively bleak black comedy.
The filmmakers Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson said the 1968 strike was a result of students demanding more say in their lives. They see parallels with today's increasing activism.
The highly anticipated Black Panther movie opens today. The co-founder of Berkeley HEROES, a staff club about comics and graphic novels, talks about what it means to him.
François Ozon's latest is extremely well-made but has as many questionable elements as it does admirable ones; meanwhile catch a film program on cats in SF.
This year’s slate of animated and live action shorts (opening Friday, Feb. 9 at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas) is a varied and (almost) uniformly fine collection.
The line-up includes Hiroshi Teshigahara’s "Women in the Dunes," and "A Film Unfinished," which includes Nazi propaganda shot in the Warsaw Ghetto.
See 'The Insult, Lebanon’s Oscar entry for the Best Foreign Language Film, in Berkeley, and 'Vazante,' with its breathtaking black-and-white cinematography, in San Francisco.
Based on Edmundo Desnoes's novel 'Inconsolable Memories,' this movie's story revolves around Sergio, a bourgeois writer who’s chosen to stay in Cuba after the Revolution.