Bay Lights, Elliot Smith, And Mark Ruffalo: SFIFF Picks May 5th-8th

Bay Lights, Elliot Smith, And Mark Ruffalo: SFIFF Picks May 5th-8th

The San Francisco International Film Festival continues through Thursday, and there’s even more great stuff to see. Here are some picks for the rest of…

Weekend Watch: Boyhood at the SFIFF, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Walk of Shame, Fading Gigolo

Weekend Watch: Boyhood at the SFIFF, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Walk of Shame, Fading Gigolo

First off, the San Francisco International Film Festival continues through Thursday. Yesterday we offered up some highlights, and you can read about those here. One…

SFIFF Picks May 1-4: Nick Cave, The Trip to Italy, The Burt’s Bees Guy, More

SFIFF Picks May 1-4: Nick Cave, The Trip to Italy, The Burt’s Bees Guy, More

The San Francisco International Film Festival is halfway through, but there are still plenty of awesome things to see. Here are some upcoming highlights. Tonight…

Weekend Watch: The Other Woman, Brick Mansions, The Quiet Ones, And The 57th SFIFF

Weekend Watch: The Other Woman, Brick Mansions, The Quiet Ones, And The 57th SFIFF

The Other Woman – Everywhere Is this going to be one of those movies Jenny McCarthy might have starred in back in her heyday? (“Heyday”…

Barriers: The Golden Gate Bridge And San Francisco’s Biggest Dirty Little Secret

Barriers: The Golden Gate Bridge And San Francisco’s Biggest Dirty Little Secret

Last month, the Senate Select Committee on Mental Health held a hearing in San Francisco on suicide education and prevention – shining an always-uncomfortable spotlight…

Luminous Gerwig: Frances Ha

Luminous Gerwig: Frances Ha

Frances Ha, the latest collaboration between director and writer Noah Baumbach, and actress and writer Greta Gerwig, played the San Francisco International Film festival earlier…

SFIFF: Before Midnight Screens At The Fest’s Closing Night

SFIFF: Before Midnight Screens At The Fest’s Closing Night

The San Francisco International Film Festival comes to an end tonight, and it feels like it just began! So many films, so little time. Check…

Weekend Watch: Iron Man 3, Aroused, Lots At The SFIFF

Weekend Watch: Iron Man 3, Aroused, Lots At The SFIFF

Iron Man 3 – Everywhere Last week, I saw Steven Soderbergh give a talk at the San Francisco International Film Festival about the “State of…

SFIFF: Steven Soderbergh’s State of Cinema Address Takes On Studios, Calls Out Online Piracy

SFIFF: Steven Soderbergh’s State of Cinema Address Takes On Studios, Calls Out Online Piracy

Steven Soderbergh, the director of such diverse films as Oceans 11-13, Out of Sight, Che, Bubble, Magic Mike, and Behind the Candelabra, announced his impending…

SFIFF: You’re Next

SFIFF: You’re Next

Saturday’s late night screening of the horror movie You’re Next was an evening filled with tension for a couple of reasons. First, while it was…

SFIFF: Much Ado About Nothing

SFIFF: Much Ado About Nothing

When I was in high school, I took a Shakespeare class, and we read about six plays. After we finished a play, the teacher would…

Weekend Watch: The Big Wedding, Mud, Pain & Gain, Arthur Newman, SFIFF

Weekend Watch: The Big Wedding, Mud, Pain & Gain, Arthur Newman, SFIFF

The Big Wedding – Everywhere The guy who brought you The Bucket List is responsible for this latest entry in the “mature” comedy genre. And I mean…