Two new films opening in Berkeley this week offer insight into other cultures: Thailand and Syria.
'13 Minutes,' directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, tells the story of a lesser known assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler.
A polite thriller about bad behavior among the French bourgeoisie, 'Moka,' opening at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas on Friday, may remind you of the films of Claude Chabrol.
Federico Sanchez is morbidly obese. 'Distancias Cordes' depicts his hermetic existence with tenderness and respect, but, of course, that isn't the whole story.
Frameline, the 41st Annual San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, opens Thursday and there are good films to be seen on both sides of the Bay Bridge.
A new documentary shows when you’re the 2,651st largest bank in America you may find yourself held to a different standard than the top 100. Also: three films to see at BAMPFA.
Thomas Vinterberg’s 'The Commune,' set in early 1970s Denmark and filmed in Danish, while by no means a failure, is not one of his best efforts.
Three documentaries to see: one about the obituary pages of the New York Times, another about musician Bernt Berns, and a third on Julian Assange.
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Lydia Tenaglia's new documentary portrays the former Chez Panisse chef as a solitary figure who has never recovered from the isolation of his early, formative years.
This excellent documentary tells the story of Jane Jacobs, whose book, 'The Death and Life of Great American Cities,' became (and remains) a favorite among city planners.
The 2017 Berkeley Film Foundation grant cycle is open until May 5
Two unexpected treats: An animated film about budding tabloid journalists in a high school and a streaming horror flick.