Rams garnered a host of awards as it traveled the international film festival circuit in 2015. The bleat goes on as the Icelandic feature about feuding sibling shepherds opens around the country (in San Francisco, Friday, Feb 12 at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema) and critics Michael Fox and Dennis Harvey decide whether it merits the […]
by Michael Fox Good news, noir aficionados: It’s raining. During our hot streak of parched winters, it took a certain panache to attend Noir City—let alone strut around town—in a trench coat. Bogie could pull it off,
by Gary Meyer Polyvision, Cinerama, Todd-AO, Dimension 150, Emergo, Circle-Vision 360, Kino-Automat, Showscan–I have experienced all these attempts at immersive cinema and more. They were celluloid film-based formats before almost everything went to digital a few years ago.
Read two critical perspectives on Finding Fela! (2014, Alex Gibney) , from Michael Fox and Angeline Rodriguez. Finding Fela! opens at the Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco, and the Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley on Friday, August 15, 2014.
Read two critical perspectives on Magic in the Moonlight (2014, Woody Allen) , from David Robson and Michael Fox. Magic in the Moonlight opens in San Francisco at the Clay Theater and the Century 9 on Friday, July 25, and throughout the Bay Area on Friday, August 1.
by Michael Fox Sometimes a movie is just a movie, to appropriate the one-liner apocryphally attributed to Sigmund Freud. (“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar” actually sounds to my ears more like something another Jewish intellectual, Groucho Marx, would have said. But I digress.) As far as the typical filmgoer is concerned, movies are […]