L’Age d’Or (1929; Dir.: Luis Bunuel) GRADE: A By Daniel Barnes *Originally published on the old E Street Film Society blog on March 25, 2009. L’Age d’Or was made over 30 years earlier than The Exterminating Angel, but it almost feels like a savage prequel, even offering a sequence […]
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 […]