Read two critical perspectives on About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009) by Rob Avila and Len Weiler. About Elly opens on May 22, 2015 at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, and Camera 3 in San Jose. For release dates in other areas, click here.
The Artist on Camera: Mike Leigh Recreates the Life and Times of a Great Painter in MR. TURNER
by Colin B. Bailey
The opening frames of Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner show the sun rising over a river with a windmill and two immaculate milkmaids, giggling as they walk. It is a scene worthy of Rembrandt or Cuyp, old masters Turner would have had in mind as he sketched the Dutch landscape during his visit to Holland in the summer of 1825. Continue reading
Read two critical perspectives on The Salt of the Earth (Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders, 2014), by Stephen Goldblatt and Ken Light. Salt of the Earth opens Friday, April 3 at the Landmark Clay in San Francisco, the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley, the Regency Cinemas in San Rafael, the CineArts @ Palo Alto Square in Palo Alto, Camera 7 in San José and the Century 16 in Pleasant Hill.
Read three critical perspectives on National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman, 2014), by Lucinda Barnes, Chuck Mobley and Max Goldberg. National Gallery opens at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas, Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, Elmwood in Berkeley, San Jose’s Camera 3 and the Sebastopol Cinemas on Friday, December 19.
by Justin Lowe
When Fox Searchlight Pictures released the Oscar-winning independent film Sideways in 2004, it set the bar for wine movies for years to come. More provocatively perhaps, it took only a couple of brief lines of disparaging dialogue for the film to adversely impact the market for Merlot wines throughout the US. Continue reading