Category: In Theaters

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Gemini”

Gemini (2018; Dir.: Aaron Katz)  GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 5, at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theater in San Francisco. Land Ho! director Aaron Katz delivers this meandering Hollywood noir about a beleaguered but loyal personal assistant accused of murdering her own boss.  The wonderful Lola Kirke […]

MVFF40 Wrap-Up

In recent years, I have spent the first two weeks of October covering the Mill Valley Film Festival (check out my MVFF37 coverage HERE, my MVFF38 coverage HERE and my MVFF39 coverage HERE).  The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, honoring the gamut of independent film, from star-heavy productions with […]

MVFF39, Weekend 2

A rainy weekend in Northern California put a damper on my MVFF39 weekend plans, so we’ll keep this final installment short and sweet.  Simon Killer director Antonio Campos’ Christine (GRADE: B) tells the tragic story of Florida anchorwoman Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall, in a perfectly mannered performance), who […]

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