CAAMFest 35: The Lockpicker

Canadian filmmaker Randall Lloyd Okita (featured at CAAMFest 34) is known and admired for his oblique yet powerful narratives, even in his more abstract, short works such as Machine with Wishbone (2008) and Portrait as a Random Act of Violence (2012). His stories emerge slowly and completely from the depths of sophisticated and startling imagery,…

San Francisco Film Festival: Incendies by Denis Villeneuve

This Greek tragedy of a film, which has premiered at several other film festivals and has won many awards and nominations (including the Oscar for Best Foreign Film), deserves all the acclaim. It has been a long time since I saw a film (including during this festival), where most of the audience stayed behind to…