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SF Documentary Festival Will Be Held Online

SAN FRANCISCO—The 19th annual San Francisco Documentary Festival will be held virtually through September 3 thru September 20. There will be 49 new documentaries from around the world and the Bay Area. According to their film guide, each film is well categorized by using tags, such as features, quirky, subculture, comedy, pop culture, local, shorts, experimental, environment, LGBTQ+, political, foreign,...

Movies Need To Be In Theaters

HOLLYWOOD—I really don’t know how to best say this beyond I have been so angry that theaters have been shuttered since March. I am a movie buff, a filmmaker, screenwriter, director and when it comes to cinema, it is best seen on the big screen. We have been placed into a bubble (quite literally) and because of that, filmmaking...

Drive-In Theaters Returning

Drive-in theaters have made a resurgence amidst the coronavirus outbreak
SAN FRANCISCO—Along with others throughout the country, San Francisco’s Lark Theater is hosting a drive-in movie theater.  The Lark Theater’s Drive-In Movies Under The Stars has showings every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, located at The Village at Corte Madera. At a rate of $30 per car, drivers can watch classics such as "Dirty Dancing" and "Grease" and modern films...

San Francisco Green Film Festival To Close

SAN FRANCISCO—After 10 years of bringing environmental films to San Franciscans, the San Francisco Green Film Festival will close for good due to financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision by the Festival's Board of Directors comes following their cancellation of the 10th Anniversary Festival scheduled for September 2020. "This was a difficult, heartbreaking decision.” says Rachel Caplan, the...

“Arkansas” Is An Exciting Ride

HOLLYWOOD─Smart, exciting, riveting are just a few words I can use to describe the movie “Arkansas” which turned out to be a delightful surprise in a theater-less movie going experience for the past couple of weeks. I have seen plenty of movies dedicated to the world of drugs. The operations that happen behind the scenes, the glitz and glamour...

The Thrill Of Good Horror

HOLLYWOOD─I recently read a story that revealed fans of horror films are better prepared for outbreaks, pandemics and utter chaos that we only imagine can happen in the movies, but it feels like we’re living in a pandemic right now. Let’s be clear, this is not “Night of the Living Dead” or some zombie apocalypse, but we are dealing...

“Halloween Kills” And “Halloween Ends” Delayed By Universal

HOLLYWOOD—The theatrical releases of “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends” have been delayed by Universal Pictures which made the announcement on Wednesday, July 8. The films are sequels to the 2018 “Halloween,” a direct follow-up to John Carpenter's 1978 classic. “Kills” will move from October 16, 2020, to October 15, 2021; “Ends” will move from  2021 to October 14, 2022. “Kills” and...

“Scoob” Is Typical Family Fun

HOLLYWOOD─I was probably the biggest fan of the animated cartoon series Scooby Doo growing up as a kid. I loved and I mean loved the series “Scooby Doo: Where Are You?” It was like an opportunity for the viewers to participate in the mystery with the characters. Would you solve who the culprit was before they were unmasked? On...

“The Wretched” Oozes Suspense

HOLLYWOOD─I had been hearing about this indie horror movie for weeks, and with theaters closed, the notion of renting a movie just drives me bonkers. I rather buy the movie or simply see it at the multiplex, but “The Wretched” which was growing in popular because of its showings at the drive-in, caught my attention. Yes, you heard me...

“In The Heat Of The Night” Has Potent Relevance

HOLLYWOOD─I don’t think anyone in America could have predicted the things that have unfolded in the past 3 months, particularly in regards to race relations. The deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Aubrey, George Floyd and that disturbing video that transpired in Central Park has all forced the conversation of race front and center. Hollywood is no stranger to addressing...
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