Downtown Berkeley, which once boasted a half-dozen movie theaters, will soon be down to one.
Also: Mick Jagger stars in a finely crafted slice of suspense opening this week, ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy,’ and ‘Brightness’ offers a magical realist examination of a father-son relationship.
Set in a veterans’ hospital in the Soviet Union after World War II, and directed by 28-year old Kantemir Balagov, the film eschews the sort of flag-waving patriotism too frequently exhibited by recent Russian cinema.
The city has decided not to grant developer Hill Street Realty more time to secure financing for the 18-story Berkeley Plaza project on Harold Way.
Efforts are afoot at City Hall to see if the 18-story, $150 million mixed-use housing complex planned on Harold Way may still, in fact, be viable — even though the developer told the city that he had scrapped the plans.
The developer behind an 18-story, nearly 300-unit project on Harold Way has scrapped those plans, putting an end to one of the biggest development battles Berkeley has seen in recent years.
On Monday, four years after the Berkeley City Council approved plans for a new high-rise on Harold Way, the project team submitted its building permit application to the city of Berkeley.
This week: A documentary about a scurrilous, hugely popular supermarket tabloid; an uneasy absurdist comedy; and 34 minutes of essential viewing for punks young and old.
City staff has given the Berkeley Plaza complex at Harold Way another year to seek its building permit, according to a planning department letter sent Friday.
The developer behind the tallest apartment building approved downtown has asked the city for one more year to meet the deadline to apply for the permit needed to break ground.
Harry Dean Stanton died on Sept. 15, but his last movie, ‘Lucky’ is one of the best films of 2017. He leaves us with a bang.
The 1963 film by master Italian filmmaker Vittorio de Sica has – astonishingly – never been released in the U.S. before now. It’s excellent. Don’t miss it.