Sponsored link
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Sponsored link

Tag: Philosophy

Lulu Wang on good lies and immigrant family ties in ‘The Farewell’

Director Lulu Wang’s films are built on secrets and lies. Her 2014 directorial debut, Posthumous, explores what happens when a struggling artist (Jack Huston), who learns that his work is...

Screen Grabs: A Japanese master of ‘The Human Condition’ gets his due

SCREEN GRABS Considered by some one of the greatest Japanese filmmakers of a brilliant period (the Fifties and Sixties), the late Masaki Kobayashi nevertheless never achieved the international fame of...

The problems with the gig economy and a housing ‘crisis’ bill

The gig economy and its problems are big news all over the country. California is moving to crack down on some huge, profitable companies that use (for example) drivers...

Screen Grabs: Last Black Man in San Francisco, Mexico’s Golden Age ….

SCREEN GRABS In addition to SF Cinematheque’s annual Crossroads showcase for experimental work at SFMOMA (see Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' preview this week) and the continuation of SF DocFest (see our...

Facebook money and California housing

On January 24, 2019, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the limited liability company founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and funded by a lifetime...

Surprising looks and gorgeous silks in ‘Kimono Refashioned’

ART LOOKS There are many reasons kimonos can fascinate—the fabric, the embroidery, botanical motifs like bamboo or plum blossoms, or the loose construction and simple lines. All this is on...

What we saw at Sundance, Part 3: MiDNiTE MOViES and Beyond!

SUNDANCE 2019 Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from Sundance. See part 1 here and part 2 here!  The Death of Dick Long (Daniel Scheinert, US)  Absurdism dates back to the work of Søren Kierkegaard,...

Center of Sex and Culture closes — but Dr. Carol Queen looks to the future

A blow has been dealt to San Francisco, and we are positive that we did not give our consent. SoMa’s very special corner for freaks and sluts,...

“Buildings demolished on your cellphone”: Ratskin Records’ experimental resilience

ALL EARS Michael Daddona never thought he’d own a dog.  “What’s a dog even gonna do at a noise show?” he asks. “Or sit around while I’m tinkering with electronics? They’re...

Screen Grabs: The French Had a Name For It …

SCREEN GRABS Importation of foreign language films has reportedly been on the decline for many years because US audiences are growing more resistant to reading subtitles. That doesn’t appear to...