Month: April 2016

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Francofonia”

Francofonia (2016; Dir.: Alexander Sokurov) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opening tomorrow at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. Another meta-documentary about a famous museum from Russian Ark director Alexander Sokurov, and seemingly starring the same faceless narrator, but […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Louder than Bombs”

Louder than Bombs (2016; Dir.: Joachim Trier) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opening Friday at the Landmark Clay in San Francisco, the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. Denmark-born, Norway-based filmmaker Joachim Trier scored a critical hit in 2012 with the dark-night-of-the-soul […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Fireworks Wednesday”

Fireworks Wednesday (2006; Dir.: Asghar Farhadi) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens today at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco at the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. After the overwhelming acclaim of A Separation and a mini-crossover with The Past, the un-imported early films of Iranian director Asghar […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “My Golden Days”

My Golden Days (2016; Dir.: Arnaud Desplechin) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Now playing at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. A somewhat embarrassing admission: My Golden Days is my first Desplechin film, so I’m no position to judge whether it’s […]