By C.J. Hirschfield

Although the filmmakers never reference the quote that serves as their title, it actually was uttered by our current president following the January, 2018 fallout from the report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections, when he needed an attack dog of an attorney to unleash. Roy Cohn had served as Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer decades ago in New York, and the film doesn’t have to try very hard to point out the similarities in the characteristics the two share: that it’s all about winning, and whatever that takes.

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By Meredith Brody

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The programmers at the 42nd Mill Valley Film Festival (October 3rd through 13th) have saved some of the best for last – plums are studded through the second half of the festival (Click film titles to open a new window taking you to full details, showtimes and  ticket purchase), including on Wednesday October 9th WAVES , its “Centerpiece” film, showing at 7 pm at the Rafael (repeated 11:30 am on Friday October 11th at the Sequoia).  Continue reading


By Gary Meyer

Evolving menus. Sensual environment. Champagne and Oysters on the half shell. Since 1999 Foreign Cinema has been a magical destination for San Franciscans and international visitors.  It is a place with an ever-changing menu for brunch, lunch, dinner and late night and is like no other restaurant you have ever enjoyed with its outdoor cinema and various unique rooms. You can even eat in the projection booth.

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AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES: The 42nd Mill Valley Film Festival

By Meredith Brody

Bay Area cinephiles rejoice! Your first crack at the marquee titles you’ve been hearing about for months, since Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Telluride, Venice, and Toronto, is nigh – they’re coming to a film festival near you!

The Mill Valley Film Festival, taking place in a number of theaters in Mill Valley, San Rafael, Larkspur, and Berkeley, runs from October 3rd to October 13th.

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