Monday, March 14 is National π Day and we thought it would be fun to have a special Pie edition of Eat My Shorts. In late 2015 it was reported that the long-thought-lost complete Laurel and Hardy two reeler The Battle of The Century had been found. Bay Area collector Jon Mirsalis acquired a large […]
The Danes think enough of Tobias Lindholm’s A War to nominate it for best foreign-language film in this year’s Oscars. See how Bay Area reviewers Daniel Barnes and Richard von Busack view Lindholm’s “… look at the burden of leadership and the psychological toll of living through hell” in this week’s Critics Corner.
By Richard von Busack A red letter date on the local calendar, and one of the most important silent film fests in the world, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival turns 20 this year, expanding to five days and 20 programs at the famous Castro Theatre, itself a veteran of the age of silent movies.
by Richard von Busack The technical magic of San Andreas gives the pleasure of seeing a city you love obliterated and trashed and turned into a Sargasso of debris—I mean, it looks far worse than San Francisco does already today.
by Steve Segal The king of independent animators, Bill Plympton, recently visited San Francisco to present his seventh independently made, hand-drawn animated feature Cheatin’ .
by Richard von Busack Maybe the earliest animated film is J. Stuart Blackton’s Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906), a chalkboard animation pair of comedy Irish caricatures.