Film: Heartbreak Kid

Manohla Dargis of the New York Times says: “You don’t just watch Luca Guadagnino’s movies, you swoon into them.” There was much swoonage to...

Film: Wheel on Fire

On the bright side, the new Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel has the finest cinematography, in the form of Vittorio Storaro’s gorgeously lurid display...

Talking Pictures: Clear Motivations

To Margot Robbie, Tonya Harding was a pit bull.That’s not just a metaphor. It’s how the fast-rising Australian actor (Suicide Squad, Goodbye, Christopher Robin)...

Film: Green Poetry

Remember that folk belief that you could put a book under your pillow and the learning would percolate up into your brain? Imagine what...

Film: Her Vengeance

A person can be composed of a set of perfectly good facial features and still be basically ugly, and that’s the case with Mildred...

Talking Pictures: Timeless

In mid-October, the Mill Valley Film Festival hosted an afternoon screening of the British drama Goodbye Christopher Robin. It’s the story of how author...

Film: Hellions

Last Flag Flying is the unauthorized sort-of sequel to cinema’s first great f-bomb: Richard Linklater’s serial-numbers-filed-off follow-up to 1973’s The Last Detail takes the...

Film: Wonderful

It’s surprising how the cinema of 2017 has relied on the word ‘wonder:’ Wonderstruck (it’s brilliant), Wonder Woman, Wonder and the new Woody Allen...

Film: Action-Packed

A comedy of outsized figures bashing at one another, punching their frenemies into the next county: The idea in Thor: Ragnarok is that the...

Arts: Cheers!

The 40th annual Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) sure knows how to pick ’em. This year, with fires raging through wine country, the brass...