Arts & Entertainment


Tackling Gentrification in “Aquarius”

Posted October 27, 2016 by

Kleber Mendonca Filho’s Brazilian drama/comedy “Aquarius” delivers a luminous celebration of both physical and emotional place.  Sonia Braga’s amazing lead performance anchors Filho’s film with a love of locality and hatred of greedhead developers that will bring smiles of recognition
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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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