The new film by 'The Lives of Others' director Florian Maria Georg Christian Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck, is a fictionalized take on the life of German artist Gerhard Richter.
This year’s Oscar-nominated shorts, both live and animated, screen at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas starting Friday. Who's going to win?
A preview of this year’s festival, which kicks off on Wednesday and continues through Feb. 14, with programming at the Mission District’s Roxie and Victoria Theaters.
This film features numerous elements of the classic prison-break movie, but ultimately strays quite far from the template, instead incorporating a few tried-and-true genre tropes into a satisfying storyline.
The film provides neither dramatic fireworks nor a well-footnoted plod through history. No matter: most viewers will be utterly delighted by its gently humorous approach and the letter-perfect performances of its leads.
Head on over to BAMPFA in downtown Berkeley to see one of the gems of Weimar cinema as well as a 1949 film that, according to its prologue, tells a story that is "told one hundred thousand times each year.”
No list and no awards ceremony has a monopoly on good film: cast your net wide enough, and you’ll find something everyone else overlooked. Here are 16 movies that impressed Berkeleyside's film critic this year.
Unless you’re a disaster movie obsessive, you can surely find a better use for your time than watching this generic film with its unimpressive, barely adequate CGI effects.
This documentary from China explores the fascinating — and disturbing — world of "live streaming hosts," who build an audience and make money by singing and dancing online.
Admirers of George Pal’s 'Puppetoons' or the holiday classics of Rankin-Bass will want to check out this Czech animator’s films, screening as a series of five at BAMPFA. Even if you're not, you're in for a treat.
Two films: One about a collective of lost souls and abandoned children living happily but precariously on the outskirts of legality; the other follows two young African-American men in the rural South over several years.
One of the better recent crime films concludes with an army of police closing in on its prey. Our protagonist worries not: he’ll meet it with a song in his heart, a spring in his step and bullets in his gun.