Based on a manga by Hiroaki Samura, 'Blade of the Immortal' stars Takuya Kimura as Manji, a samurai warrior granted eternal life. Also: 'The End of the Ottoman Empire' at BAMPFA.
'Rat Film' is a documentary that effectively blends history, sociology and zoology into a coherent whole.
On the one hand, respectful observational cinema, on the other, a bizarre Korean War-era Chinese satire of US capitalism.
Harry Dean Stanton died on Sept. 15, but his last movie, 'Lucky' is one of the best films of 2017. He leaves us with a bang.
The documentary moves chronic fatigue syndrome from the "yuppie flu" category into a serious, yet still-misunderstood debilitating illness.
Two films to check out this week: one combines a search for blues masters with a backdrop of the Civil Rights movement. The other is a sci-fi futuristic fantasy.
Director Sébastien Laudenbach’s animated film is a timeless, beautifully told story that will appeal to older children and adults in equal measure.
If you are a fan of the blues, don't miss this documentary, which takes viewers on a trip through the Mississippi Delta to hear some fantastic musicians.
The 1963 film by master Italian filmmaker Vittorio de Sica has – astonishingly – never been released in the U.S. before now. It's excellent. Don't miss it.
Based on the real-life experiences of famed fencing coach Endel Nelis, 'The Fencer' is played by popular Estonian television actor Märt Avandi.
'Turn It Around' tells how the outcasts, freaks and nerds of the East Bay came together to create a safe, inclusive punk community in a very special place: Berkeley's 924 Gilman.
Several films screening in the East Bay as part of the the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival are highly recommended, including 'Keep the Change' and 'Fritz Lang.'
Vera Caspary was once one of Hollywood’s pre-eminent female screenwriters and two of her films are screening at Berkeley's Pacific Film Archive on Friday, July 21.