ERNEST & CELESTINE

The film’s case for friendship despite adversity is one of the greatest messages that a kid’s film can impart because it teaches children that the black and white rules set by authority aren’t always wise or informed…

Posted on May 24, 2013 in Reviews by

BIG BLUE LAKE

2013 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! [Director Jessey Tsang Tsui-Shan] presents us with something that, when it’s not being trite, is an utter snoozefest…

Posted on May 11, 2013 in Reviews by

2013 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: WRAP-UP

The SFIFF lineup is comparable to other major film festivals, but the lengthy duration makes for a more relaxed experience. I was only able to stay for a week, but in that time I managed to see sixteen films as well as make the most of my time in the City by the Bay…

Posted on May 10, 2013 in Festivals by

DOM: A RUSSIAN FAMILY

2013 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! [It] is as brutal as it is beautiful and it belongs in the same breath as films like “The Deer Hunter” and “The Godfather”…

Posted on May 10, 2013 in Reviews by

SOFIA’S LAST AMBULANCE

2013 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! It’s hard to recommend a film like this, because it’s not exactly a good time watching people who deal exclusively in life and death…

Posted on May 2, 2013 in Reviews by

AFTER LUCIA

2013 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! It’s an interesting way to tell a story, but not a very pleasant one to hear…

Posted on May 2, 2013 in Reviews by

2013 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING, CLOSING AND CENTERPIECE FILMS

The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival, running April 25-May 9, 2013, has announced its Opening, Closing and Centerpiece Film selections…

Posted on March 20, 2013 in Festivals by