Rosamund Pike / A Private War

A Private War: “You only cry when you bleed” (Review)

Rosamund Pike stars as celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin.
Film Review: 'Nutcracker and the Four Realms' perfect for family holiday time

Film Review: ‘Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ perfect for family holiday time

With drawbridges, castle moats, marching tin soldiers, fog, ravens, shooting stars, and a truly mesmerizing Mouse King, along with a mysterious godfather scientist wearing an eye patch, there is plenty to interest viewers of all ages.
Film Review: 'Time for Ilhan' is about the village, building it, believing in it, sustaining it.

Film Review: ‘Time for Ilhan’ is about the village, building it, believing in it, sustaining it

Of the many fine documentaries featured in the 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival, Time for Ilhan stands out for its sheer excitement and joy as we watch an essentially shy refugee embark on an amazing journey from wife and mother to an elected official in the city of Minneapolis.Ilhan...
The Whistleblower of My Lai - Film Review

Film Review: ‘Whistleblower of My Lai’ a memorable fusion of opera and documentary

Jeanne Powell reviews The Whistleblower of My Lai, an outstanding documentary from the 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival.Connie Field is the director of this remarkable fusion of opera and documentary about the massacre of 500 Vietnamese civilians by American troops in 1968, and the courage of one young helicopter...
Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek Old Man and Gun Film Review

‘The Old Man & the Gun’: Robert Redford shines in true heist account (Film Review)

The Old Man & the Gun is a sweet film, based on the true story of serial bank robber Forrest Tucker. David Grann’s article about Tucker appeared in The New Yorker in 2003 and is the inspiration for the movie. Grann describes Tucker as "one of the most notorious...
Fahrenheit 11/9 Film Review

Fahrenheit 11/9 Film Review: Democracy takes work

Filmmaker Michael Moore fears the consequences of a loss of faith in our country, and says it could be the death knell of democracy.
All it does it make more money - The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

Lost films byNWR: ‘Nest of the Cuckoo Birds’ is definitely quack love

Stark naked drama, to be sure. Checking out the holy grail of lost films on new streaming platform byNWR.
City of the Sun / Mzis qalaqi

‘Tully’ Film Review: Charlize Theron delivers moving portrayal of overwhelmed mother

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFilm) continues to impress as it celebrates 56 years of presenting innovative documentaries and extraordinary films over a two-week period.As part of this annual celebration of film, Charlize Theron was honored at the Castro Theater before the showing of her new film, Tully....
Film Review: 'The Judge' documentary at San Francisco International Film Festival

San Francisco International Film Festival: Erika Cohn’s ‘The Judge’ impresses (Review)

Religious courts in Asia Minor historically banned women from adjudicating domestic and family matters – both the Shari’a courts of Islam and the Rabbinic courts of Judaism. Attorney Kholoud Al-Faqih challenges that history.The Judge is an absorbing documentary about an amazing attorney in Palestine, who became the first woman...