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IN THEATERS (SF) – “Double Lover”

Double Lover (2018; Dir.: François Ozon) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Wednesday, February 14, at the Landmark Opera Plaza and AMC Kabuki in San Francisco, and the Rialto Elmwood in Berkeley. Hard-working genre chameleon François Ozon follows up his bland, black-and-white historical drama Frantz with this juicy erotic thriller about a […]

“Shadows in Mind”

Shadows in Mind (2018; Dir.: Mark Schwab) By Daniel Barnes *Official festival showtimes and release dates TBD. One of the most underrated documentaries of the last decade, David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s Tickled transformed a tabloid-ready story about power and pornography into an engrossing examination of obscene privilege run […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”

Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2018; Dir.: Hiromasa Yonebayashi) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, January 19, and at the Palladio 16 Cinemas in Folsom and at the AMC Van Ness in San Francisco. Studio Ghibli veteran Hiromasa Yonebayashi adapts Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s novel The Little Broomstick into […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN”

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2017; Dir.: Pedro Rivero and Alberto Vázquez) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, January 12, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. This dark, bleak, Spanish-language animated fable premiered in 2015, but only now makes an American debut thanks to GKIDS, an essential distribution […]

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