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.
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.
Written and directed by Hamburg-born filmmaker Fatih Akin ('Head-On'), 'In the Fade' is an absolute corker and a great way to start the cinematic new year.
15 movies, from Harry Dean Stanton in 'Lucky' through 'Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk,' that our film critic John Seal thinks are more than worthy of our attention.
'Along For the Ride,' the story of Hollywood hell raiser Dennis Hopper and his friend and fixer Satya de la Manitou, is a tall tale told extremely well.
If you need your faith in humanity restored, Aki Kaurismäki’s excellent new tragic-comedy will accomplish that task.
'The Breadwinner' tells of life in Taliban-era Afghanistan; while 'The Nobodies,' from Colombia, is the latest cinematic reflection on the long-term impact of punk.
This film’s title refers to the way God intended things to be in Switzerland: a mountain paradise where men made the decisions, women followed orders, and nothing ever changed.