CAAMFest 35: Leonine Films Picks

The intelligent, capable, and unmarried working women of Mumbai struggle to find decent housing in Bachelor Girls…all the world’s a Center Stage in this riveting collection of shorts (one of many in the festival)…LF favorite Randall Okita returns to CAAMFest with The Lockpicker, a visually-stunning meditation on high school and its traumas…Tearepa Kahi’s documentary on…

10 May 2016 Film Round-up

San Francisco’s Roxie Theater celebrates the films of Pedro Almodovar starting May 20…Festival de Cannes opens on May 11, with films by Almodóvar, the Dardennes Brothers, Asgar Farhadi, and Brillante Mendoza…the Museum of Modern Art presents Preminger through June 30…The Shanghai International Film Festival will screen new works of Japanese directors in its June season…the…

SFIFF 59: Home Care and Five Nights in Maine

The care of the self and the care of others are frequently at odds. Where does the care of the self end and the care for others begin? Are they inextricable from each other? Are they one and the same? What is selfish and what is selfless? Home Care and Five Nights in Maine (currently playing…

19 April 2016 Film Round-up

The Seattle International Film Festival opens May 19th; tickets and passes are available for purchase…Film London’s Shakespeare on Screen celebrates The Bard’s quatercentenary year…Singapore represents in this year’s Cannes Film Festival, with directors K. Rajagopal and Boo Junfeng both nominated for several directors’ prizes…Ang Lee’s much-anticipated Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (based on Ben Fountain’s book) is set…

SF International Film Festival 59: Leonine Films Picks

Whit Stillman meets Jane Austen in Love and Friendship…David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest duke it out (emotionally) in Five Nights in Maine…Aliens turns 30…Kiyoshi Kurosawa travels between love and the afterlife in Journey to the Shore…Chantal Akerman and her mother explore a delicate relationship in No Home Movie…Anna Rose Holmer packs a punch with her…

29 March 2016 Film Round-up

Michael Schulman and Vanity Fair cover Meryl Streep in the April issue…the MoMA celebrates the 10th anniversary of Sundance’s New Frontiers program in April…Whit Stillman’s homage to Jane Austen opens the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival…Almodovar’s women are back in Julieta, which opens in Spain April 8…Canada’s National Film Board announced that it will…

16 Feb 2016 Film Round-up

Mike Nichols: American Masters, directed by legend Elaine May, is a tribute to his 50-year career as a performer and director…Everything is Copy, a documentary on the late and great Nora Ephron, will premiere on HBO in March 2016…the cult of Joan Didion continues to be documented, with a new biography by Tracy Daugherty, articles…