AUDIO: FILMMAKER WHIT STILLMAN ON LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, KATE BECKINSALE & TOM BENNETT

Filmmaker Whit Stillman described as the Patron Saint of  luxury on a budget by GQ wrote and directed Love & Friendship that is based on Jane Austen’s  epistolary novella called Lady Susan. The novella was published after Austen’s death by her nephew. We caught up with Stillman during the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival, where… Continue Reading


PODCAST: BILL POHLAD ON LOVE & MERCY, ANG LEE, TERRENCE MALICK, & MAKING FILMS

  Bill Pohlad directed and produced Love & Mercy (2015), a biopic of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys fame. This is Pohlad’s portrait of the talented singer and composer Wilson and is not a “cradle to grave” biopic as he puts it. The film focusses on two different parts of Wilson’s life that is… Continue Reading


VIDEO: HOOKED ON FILMS WITH TIM SIKA

Tim Sika is hooked on films, and therefore it should come as no surprise that he is the host of Cellouloid Dreams, a radio show from San Jose and also contributes to 810 AM KGO radio station and is the President of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. As if he did not have enough… Continue Reading


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PODCAST: BILL POHLAD ON “LOVE & MERCY,” BRIAN WILSON AND BEACH BOYS

Bill Pohlad’s “Love & Mercy,” is a compassionate film about Brian Wilson, the gifted and creative co-founder of the Beach Boys. This California band defined American music in the 1960s, and were a huge source of inspiration and influence to many musicians in the US and around the world, including  the Beatles. We caught up with Pohlad at this  year’s San Francisco… Continue Reading


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FILM NOTES: “SPY,” “LOVE & MERCY” and “THE BATKID BEGINS”

Summer is here, which means a whole lot of new films are coming your way. And if you live in the San Francisco Bay area you are in for a treat with a clutch of film festivals ranging from San Francisco Green Film Festival (May 28-June 3, 2015),  SF DocFest/SF IndieFest Festival (June 4-18, 2015)  to the… Continue Reading