Peter Wong

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Reviews From 39th Mill Valley Film Festival

Posted October 6, 2016 by

“After The Storm” offers director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s take on a Wes Anderson-style flawed protagonist.  Once promising novelist Ryota is now creatively blocked and constantly scrounges for money.  A divorce hasn’t stopped his pining for his ex-wife and his son.  This
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39th Mill Valley Film Festival Preview

Posted October 4, 2016 by

October brings autumn leaves and relatively colder weather to the Bay Area.  But the month also brings the annual return of the Mill Valley Film Festival (hereafter MVFF).  From October 6 to 16, 2016, cinephiles will receive ten days of
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A German Life

Reviews From 2016 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Posted July 19, 2016 by

The documentary “A German Life” unsettles viewers by considering complicity in Nazism based on career choice.   Directors Christian Krones, Olaf Muller, Roland Schrotthofer, and Florian Weigensamer raise disturbing questions on this topic through a very mundane Nazi. Subject Brunhilde Pomsel
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Off The Rails

More Reviews From The 15th San Francisco DocFest

Posted June 16, 2016 by

What did Florida television newscaster Christine Chubbick’s on-air suicide mean?  Kate Lyn Sheil, one of the two subjects of Robert Greene’s amazing S.F. DocFest Centerpiece film “Kate Plays Christine,” attempts to answer that question.  Tasked to play the doomed Chubbick,
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