Gangster movie fans will love Giovannesi's 'Piranhas;' Plus: animated Buñuel for adults and precocious youth alike.
Some highlights of the 39th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, which kicks off on July 18, with many East Bay screenings.
Three movies to see: a Palestinian drama about a dangerous extra-marital affair; a sharp critique of Catholicism from Jacques Rivette; and a prescient pop culture feature.
In the pantheon of filmmaking greats, Pier Paolo Pasolini stands alone. Now another great director, Abel Ferrara, has made a movie of his life, depicting his final day on earth.
This satirical comedy about one of the world's best soccer players is odd, yet entertaining.
A documentary about the world’s first female film director (you're not alone in not knowing who that is), and the 'quiet' member of the Rolling Stones.
Sienna Miller’s performance is already being touted as one of the year’s best and a likely Academy Award contender.
'The Spy Behind Home Plate' will appeal to baseball history buffs, while 'The Third Wife' is an an exquisite — if somewhat opaque — drama set in 19th-century Vietnam.
Sergei Bondarchuk’s 1966 movie, screening at BAMPFA, offers an example of filmmaking at its most adventurous, imaginative, and epic. Don't miss it.
A documentary look at the maddening roadblocks faced by people seeking long-delayed justice against the crimes of the Franco regime.
'Aniara,' opening at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas on Friday, imagines a future where well-heeled Earth dwellers flee the sickly big blue marble for a new beginning on our nearest planetary neighbor, Mars.
The annual CAAMFest kicked off Thursday for an 11-day run — we pick some of the highlights. Also: 'Shadow' which should be as big a hit today as 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' was in its time.
This week: a phantasmagoric mystery about a man whose search for killer is sidetracked by a woman in green; and a tribute to a muckraker whose professional motto is “who’s getting screwed, and who’s doing the screwing?”
Opening Friday: a documentary about the Satanic Temple, a contemporary ‘church’ founded by a mysterious young man; the 'Boundless: Pema Tseden’s Cinema of Tibet' series kicks off Thursday at BAMPFA.
At the festival: a lovely Estonian film with a charming protagonist; a screen adaptation of Michael Lesy’s book 'Wisconsin Death Trap;' and a review of recent Brazilian politics. Also: Aretha in her full glory.
Highlights screening at BAMPFA from this year's festival, which opens this week and continues through Tuesday, April 23.