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Icaros: A Vision

  And now, the first of our pre-screenings for the Mill Valley Film Festival… Begin! … Before drinking Ayahuasca, one must identify a single intention because as the shaman explains in the film, Ayahuasca is a jealous plant and the spirits can get confused. … Written and directed by Leonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi, this…

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Like Sunday Like Rain: MVFF Q&A!!

As a follow-up to the previous post with our review on Like Sunday Like Rain, here is a great interview which took place at the U.S. premiere of the film at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The festival’s senior programmer Karen Davis, as well as a few audience members, asked questions to the members of the…

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Like Sunday Like Rain

This is a must-see at the Mill Valley Film Festival next week! This drama paints a striking portrait of Reggie (Julian Shatkin), a wealthy and neglected twelve-year-old prodigy with the maturity of a middle-aged man; and Eleanor ( Leighton Meester), a broke ex-musician in her twenties recently out of work, boyfriend and home, who lands…

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3 Still Standing

The Mill Valley Film Festival is coming! 3 Still Standing is just one of dozens of fantastic films you can catch. The fest runs from October 2nd through the 12th, more info on venues and MVFF links at the bottom of this article. This is the first of several reviews we’ll be posting before the…

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Shtisel

The San Francisco Jewish Film Fest is long over and we have several film reviews coming up in the next few weeks, as some of our favorite films can’t be reviewed until after their theatrical release. You can check out Sky’s Cinesource article on the entire festival HERE. . . This year’s (34th annual) SFJFF featured…

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SF Jewish Film Fest is Coming!!

The 34th annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is almost here! The festival starts on Thursday (July 24th) at the Castro Theatre, and runs through August 10th with venues all over the bay area. San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Rafael and Palo Alto will be host to 49 features, 28 Documentaries, 21 Narratives and 18 shorts from all genres…

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CineGear Expo: Toys!!

Got a chance go check out the CineGear Expo at Paramount Studios in LA earlier this month and got pretty excited about a couple things. It was of course mostly a lot of things we’ve already seen, but some of the most exciting recent advances have been in camera stabilization, and multi-rotor camera copters. As…

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Love in the Time of Monsters

Another favorite from Cinequest, this fun campy horror comedy has plenty of gore, laughs, yet surprisingly dynamic characters with a lot of heart. TRAILER: Directed by Matt Jackson, Produced by Andy Gunn, Written by Mike Skvarla Starring Gena Shaw, Marissa Skell, Danny Vasquez, Michael McShane, Shawn Weatherly, Hugo Armstrong and Jade Carter SPIDER’S REVIEW There…