Film Features

Shooting straight

An actor prepares for several comebacks in 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me'

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Telling tales

Diverse stories take to the screen in CAAMFest's documentary competition

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Women with movie cameras

Cheers to CAAMFest's crop of female Asian American film directors

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CAAMFEST A beautiful butch moviemaker with a penchant for Peking opera divas. A dogged indie documentarian willing to stalk her prey, be it politically radical or the hard-partying dead. These are but a few of the unusual suspects caught in the viewfinders of CAAMFest 2014's Asian and Asian American female directors.Read more »

Goldies 2014 Film: Malic Amalya

A filmmaker who strives for both academic and artistic excellence

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GOLDIES If you want to see a filmmaker light up brighter than a brand-new projector bulb, ask him about his camera.Read more »

Goldies 2014 Dance/Film: San Francisco Dance Film Festival

After starting small, the ambitious festival had a banner 2013 (with even bigger plans for the future)

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GOLDIES Greta Schoenberg founded the San Francisco Dance Film Festival in 2008, but she didn't realize it at the time. It began as "Motion Pictures," a gallery show combining dance photography with screenings of Schoenberg's "screen dance" films — short works she'd made specifically for the camera.Read more »

Global tension

Noir City 12 widens its focus — but it still ain't afraid of the dark

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Death and life

Archetypal tales and vibrant cinematic voices reign at the African Film Festival

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Breaking points

New films from China teem with 21st century angst

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Pop psychology

This year, fathers loomed large (and caused havoc) at the multiplex

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By Sara Maria Vizcarrondo

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Year in Film: Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' Eclectic 2013 Countdown

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16. Oldboy (Spike Lee, US) and Drug War (Johnnie To, China/Hong Kong) Two films from two of the hardest-working filmmakers in the biz. Though close to an hour and 20 minutes were butchered from Lee's reimagining of Park Chan-wook's 2003 film, it still offered an audacious look at entitlement in America. And To delivered yet another taut gangsters vs. cops drama that ranks up there with The Mission (1999) and PTU (2003).Read more »