Join us for a very special onstage tribute and conversation with acclaimed actor Laura Linney, in which she will go in-depth on her career and process.

San Francisco Film Festival opens with Maupin’s ‘Tales of the City’ at Castro, runs through April 23

SFFilm Festival has opened its annual two-week run in the Bay area, showcasing films in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. As always, the Festival will be a dazzling experience.More than 160 films from 52 nations will be featured. The work of more than 70 women directors is included.Among expected...
Too Old to Die Young Miles Teller

Refn’s ‘Too Old to Die Young’ Trailer: ‘Neon Demon’ meets ‘Lost Highway’

Those wondering what Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn has been up to for the past few years, a new purple-y and pink-y trailer has landed today to give us most welcome evidence. (which shares the slight misfortune of having to fight for attention on the same day as...
Elle Fanning - Teen Spirit - Cinequest Film Festival appearance

What’s Happening: Actress Elle Fanning to appear at Cinequest film festival in San Jose

Breaking news.Cinequest has just announced that actress Elle Fanning will make an appearance at this year's edition of the film and creativity festival.Per the email from Cinequest CEO and co-founder Halfdan Hussey:"Cinequest is thrilled to announce Elle Fanning will join us for a Maverick Spirit Award presentation and conversation...
Blue Velvet Criterion Lost Footage release on Blu-Ray

David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’ to get lost footage treatment by Criterion

51-minutes of Blue Velvet "lifts" were found somewhere in Seattle and recovered.
The White Crow opens The Mostly British Film Festival

What’s Happening: Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco

From February 14 through 21, the Mostly British Film Festival returns to the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco. This year’s festival features both new and classic films from English-speaking countries outside the United States -- the UK, Ireland, Australia, India and South Africa.The Mostly British Film Festival opens with...
Mary Queen of Scots - Film Review - Stark Insider

Margot Robbie captures attention in ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ (Review)

Essayist Jeanne Powell's take on film Mary, Queen of Scots.Queen Mary Stuart has been celebrated and profiled on stage and screen since Friedrich Schiller’s play in 1800, Gaetano Donizetti’s opera in 1835 and an acclaimed Broadway production in 2005 directed by Phyllida Lloyd. In films she has been portrayed...
Emma Stone in The Favourite

Juicy romp ‘The Favourite’ should garner Oscar buzz for Emma Stone (Review)

The Favourite is a juicy and irreverent romp through the reign of Queen Anne of Great Britain (1665-1714), with a focus on her years as a widow under the political influence of Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough.Through the use of potent dramatic sketches and brilliant cinematography, director Yorgos...
Film Review: Superb documentary 'Perfect Note' profiles San Francisco's Café Jacqueline

Film Review: ‘Perfect Note’ tells uplifting story about San Francisco’s Café Jacqueline

Café Jacqueline, near the intersection of Grant and Union in San Francisco, has been a culinary legend for 27 years. This tiny restaurant in the heart of North Beach is the subject of a short documentary Perfect Note, Perfect Taste screened at the 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival.Chef Jacqueline grew...
Ask for Jane film review - Napa Valley Film Festival

‘Ask Jane’ a riveting independent film based on true events

Ask for Jane is a riveting independent film shown recently at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Written and directed by Rachel Carey and produced by Caroline Hirsch, the movie tells the story of a Chicago-based underground collective which provided pregnancy terminations for thousands of middle-class women in the late...