Movie Review

Blood Brother

As fatalistic and deadpan as ever, Takeshi Kitano brings his trademark style to America

Shayna Fest

21st Annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Geek Love

A nebbishy Nigerian-American nerd chases his dream en route to an arranged marriage in the well-acted, uneven Jump Tomorrow.

All Bark

Cats & Dogs hasn't enough wits or smarts to wring more than a few decent jokes and observations out of its one-note setup.

Biker Babes and Cancan Queens

Abstract concepts appear much more clearly when glimpsed from the rock-bottom of human experience.

One Note, Played Perfectly

Zhang Yimou paints a simple yet poetic portrait of Chinese country life

The Wild, Wild East

No one does ghost stories like the Russians.

Slogging Through Sand

Under the Sand is a character study of a mostly uninteresting character.

Graphically Ever After

The CGI fields of daisies and sunflowers are positively transcendental.

Circle of Oppression

Director links bitter vignettes about women in Iran

It’s Your Move, Darling

Eccentric John Turturro meets innocent Emily Watson in The Luzhin Defence.

The Fest Intentions

Digesting a few gems among the 220 films offered up for the SFIF

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