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 […]
It (1927; Dir.: Clarence G. Badger) GRADE: B By Mike Dub If A Fool There Was marked the beginning of the sex symbol in popular American films in 1915, by 1927 Hollywood’s star system would be every bit as tightly manufactured as the assembly lines that built the films themselves. […]
A carnival-set sequence from the 2nd movie in our Silent Sirens festival, Clarence G. Badger’s 1927 silent film It, starring Clara Bow. Read Mike Dub’s review of It.
Draft Day (2014; Dir.: Ivan Reitman) GRADE: D By Mike Dub It seems that Kevin Costner has reached the point in his career where self-mockery passes for performance. Following in the steps of superior actors like Al Pacino and Robert De Niro before him, Costner has entered the golden years […]
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2014; Dir.: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine) GRADE: B By Mike Dub *Opening today at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. Most people, at least a few times in their lives, have had the urge to abandon […]
Sherman’s March (1985; Dir.: Ross McElwee) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes NOTE: I saw that Sherman’s March was just added to Netflix Instant, which reminded me that I reviewed it in April 2009 on the old ESFS blog. Ross McElwee’s 1985 film was covered as part of a […]