The Caribbean 'Play the Devil' is an excellent little film that deserved much wider exposure than the brief run it received on the festival circuit. See it Thursday at BAMPFA.
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.'
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.