The Bay Area will be taken over by cinematic celebrations for the next three months. This week kicks off with San Francisco International Film Festival.
Since the time of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (and likely before), we’ve been obsessed with ill-fated teen romances.
Puberty and murder are going hand in hand.
I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way to adapt a novel when filmmakers take on challenging material, except when it comes to missed opportunities for representation.
Both "The Room" and "The Disaster Artist" have surreal Bay Area roots.
The latest film War for the Planet of the Apes not only improved on the already ridiculously impressive CG apes, but also the storytelling.
Puka shell necklaces abound.
What responsibility is placed on a filmmaker when the crux of a role centers around a disability?
Lots of daddy issues in the box office this week.
These films explore “foreign” as a label.
This is far from the first time sports have gotten political.
Be cool to each other.
What happens when you meet someone you admire and it’s a total bust?
The world may be burning but at least we have pictures of avocado toast.
There's a huge difference between observation and exploitation.
People, stop comparing the new Charlize Theron spy thriller Atomic Blonde to the James Bond franchise.
In the past few weeks I’ve seen several movies made by hyphenates. Not exactly hyphenates such as myself (though one also did have a hyphenated last name!), hyphenates who are redefining the process of filmmaking and distribution.
I always resented Wonder Woman growing up. Consider me a convert.
This week marked a full year of Mohawk Movie reviews, and oh what a cinematic year it has been. It’s only fitting that the same studio that made the first film I reviewed for KFOG made this week’s film as well: Free Fire from English director Ben Wheatley.
The whitewashing has to end. *May contain mild spoilers*
Some of the most memorable lyrics from the titular song from “Beauty and the Beast” say “Just a little change/small to say the least.” When I hear those words, I hear the voice of Angela Lansbury, and I visualize an animated singing teapot. Now, a new generation is about to grow up with a new vision and version of this classic. A version that, in my opinion, is subpar, with too little change.
I think we’ve (all) lowered our standards for what we accept as great in the so-called “superhero” genre. But Logan is the latest and last film in the trilogy of Wolverine films, and Hugh Jackman could not have asked for a better way to end his long run as James “Logan” Howlett.
It’s not every day that you go to the movies and get to be both entertained and challenged. Though he’s best known as half of the comedy duo Key & Peele, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out is billed as a horror movie. What’s even scarier, however, is the mirror it holds up to the state of the world and how we still view race.
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