Category: Features

SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL (May 29-June 2)

 by Mike Dub and Daniel Barnes Every year, San Francisco plays host to a film lover’s weekend-long paradise: The San Francisco Silent Film Festival.  This year’s festival, hosted by the glorious Castro Theater, continues its 18-year tradition of showcasing high-quality silent films with live musical accompaniment to an appreciative […]

MAY = NATIONAL TEACHERS MONTH (Daniel’s Pick)

The Class (2008; Dir.: Laurent Cantet) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes While Hollywood films are typically and predictably dismissive of school teachers (and all public servants, really) as pedants, snobs, fascists, and/or layabouts, there also exists a mostly icky vein of educator-as-hero stories. Movies ranging from Goodbye, Mr. […]

MOVIES OF THE MONTH – APRIL = JESUS MOVIES

DANIEL’S PICK: The Holy Mountain (1973; Dir.: Alejandro Jodorowsky) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes Where do you even begin to penetrate something as insane, and insanely inventive, as Jodorowsky’s psychedelic religious parable? Here is the plot synopsis offered by IMDB: “This film gives the omniscient view of what social […]

Filmmaker Interview – Tobias Tobbell

Although he has just recently directed his first feature film, British filmmaker Tobias Tobbell is a veteran of theater and video.  His London-based production company, Two Bells Productions, has created hundreds of videos and commercials, and Tobbell himself produced the independent feature The Drummond Will (2010). His debut […]

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