The annual celebration of cinema plants its East Bay flag at Pacific Film Archive. The festival runs through May 1.
‘Blue In the Face,’ a series of improvised vignettes from director Wayne Wang, has an eclectic cast — Madonna, Rosanne Barr, RuPaul, Harvey Keitel and more.
The film, a bitter personal reflection on the “dumbing down” of Israel, comes to the Shattuck Cinemas on Friday.
‘Out of the Blue,’ the uncompromising filmmaker’s searing family drama, will screen at Oakland’s New Parkway Theater Thursday.
Our reviewer calls the winners of three categories, assuming the Academy will follow its penchant for inspirational sports shorts and cutesy animals.
A magisterial documentary screening Sunday at San Francisco’s Roxie Theater examines the influence of folklore on horror cinema.
Writer-director Skinner Myer’s ‘The Sleeping Negro’ — the title riffs on a famous James Baldwin quote — is the closest thing this year’s festival has to a must-see feature.
The Romanian film puts the relatively minor sin of consensual sex in its proper perspective.
‘Sunrise,’ a perfect film for the new year from the director of ‘Nosferatu,’ is screening at the Pacific Film Archive on Jan. 8 and Feb. 18.
Here are Berkeleyside movie writer John Seal’s 15 favorite films of the year. He makes no claims on picking the “best.”
True love saves the day in Wong Kar Wai’s classic ‘Chungking Express,’ scheduled to screen 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pacific Film Archive.
‘Leda’ is a must-see film, but much other fantastic cinema is on offer at this year’s Another Hole in the Head festival.