Jan 10, 2023

Kore-eda’s crime story ‘Broker’ is beautifully, heartbreakingly sad

At first glance, Broker appears to be a sinister crime story with an especially disturbing angle. In contemporary Busan, South Korea, two men are in the business of “stealing” unwanted infants left in “safe baby drop-off” boxes, then selling the retrieved babies to interested customers, with the assumed (but...
Oct 26, 2022

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Mar 30, 2022

Automat Documentary Recalls 20th Century Self-Serve Restaurants

There was a time when, for the price of a nickel, diners could participate in a uniquely American food...
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Feb 16, 2022

Audley Enough — ‘Strawberry Mansion’

By Kelly Vance It’s February, and some strange items are floating into theaters, including a steady flow of horror quickies...
Dec 15, 2021

Freak Show—‘Nightmare Alley’ Shines

Nightmare Alley, starring Tyrone Power and directed by Edmund Goulding, was just about the darkest of film noirs when...
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Dec 8, 2021

Buddhism in Film—A Conversation with International Buddhist Film Festival Executive Director Gaetano Kazuo Maida

I recently found out that the Bay Area is one of the top centers of Buddhist activity in the...
Mar 11, 2021

Israeli Film Festival Breaks the Mold with Virtual Screenings

Five films comprising dramas, comedies and a documentary are all coming to home audiences this month in the sixth...
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Feb 3, 2021

Heart and ‘Soul’: Marcus Shelby’s journeys through Healdsburg, Pixar and beyond

Near the start of Disney/Pixar’s latest animated film Soul, the character Ray Gardner encourages his son to appreciate live...
Jan 28, 2021

Stay Online with Weekend of Digital Events

Even as vaccines start rolling out in the North Bay, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to halt in-person gatherings in...
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