Review – “Supercool”

Stop me if you’ve heard this one – a shy, nerdy high school senior secretly pines for the “popular” girl at his school and makes a fool of himself (well, he throws up on her) when he tries to talk to her. Ok, how about this one – a shy, nerdy high school senior tries…

Review – “Strawberry Mansion”

I’ve been attending/covering the SFFILM Festival for another web site since 2009. I thoroughly enjoyed spending weekends in the city hopping from venue to venue to catch a variety of narrative, documentary, and short films from around the world. Well, THAT isn’t happening. Like everyone else, they’ve turned mostly to streaming. Here’s my look at…

UPDATE – Mill Valley Film Fest returns to Mill Valley

“Harriet,” “Knives Out” and other highly anticipated films at this year’s Mill Valley Film Festival moved to Larkspur on Wednesday due to the expected electricity shutdown in various parts of Marin County. Thursday’s screenings, however, will return to Mill Valley. Here’s the latest from their website: PG&E POWER OUTAGE UPDATE – BACK TO MILL VALLEY…

A Day at SFFILM 2019

I’ve been covering the San Francisco International Film Festival for over ten years now, so long that it’s changed its name. Now it’s known as the SFFILM Festival and it’s running now through April 23 at a variety of venues in the Bay Area. My day began with a “check-in” at the Festival Lounge. This…

Feast of Film

To a vast number of local film fans, the annual Mill Valley Film Festival is like a 10-day-long Roman feast, a cinematic bacchanal in which roasted pigs and hand-peeled grapes have been metaphorically substituted with movies, movies and more movies. Running through mid-October, the 2018 MVFF—now in its 41st year—will screen more than 200 movies…