Month: August 2016

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Ixcanul”

Ixcanul (2016; Dir.: Jayro Bustamante) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. This austere story of contemporary peasant exploitation comes from Guatemala, although the themes and character dynamics are fairly universal and familiar, which […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Little Men”

Little Men (2016; Dir.: Ira Sachs) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens today at the Landmark Clay in San Francisco. With this wistful number and 2014’s autumnal Love is Strange, the films of Ira Sachs are becoming the cinematic equivalent of rustling leaves.  I’m fairly sure that I […]