From beginning to end I’ve now seen Interstellar four times: the 35mm and 70mm film, 4K digital and IMAX presentations. I saw it halfway through in 2K digital, and I may watch it all the way through in that format as well. I’m definitely going to see it in 70mm again. The 70mm standards at the Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland take the cake, boasting outstanding presentation. Continue reading →
Read two critical perspectives on Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller, 2014), by Marc Huestis and Dennis Harvey. Foxcatcher opens in San Francisco on Friday, November 21 and throughout the Bay Area on Friday, November 28.
Mike Nichols passed away this morning. It was a shock because he has been so vibrant. Not everything he directed was great, but when you look at his body of work for film, stage and television, it is an impressive list that any artist would be proud to have created. Continue reading →
Read two critical perspectives on Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund, 2014) by Winifred Reilly and Ryan Lattanzio. Force Majeure opens Friday, November 7 at the Sundance Kabuki in San Francisco, the Albany Twin in Albany, and the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. Continue reading →
Read two critical perspectives on Birdman(Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2014) by Steve Englehart and Dennis Harvey. Birdman opens in San Francisco on Friday, October 24 and throughout the Bay Area on Friday, October 31.
Read two critical perspectives on Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, 2014) by Ryan Lattanzio and Logan Kroeber. Whiplash opens in San Francisco on Friday, October 17 and throughout the Bay Area on Friday, October 24. Continue reading →