As promised last time, I will talk about “The Mother and the Whore” (1973) and “The Role of Her Life” (2004), the last two on Mick LaSalle’s list of the the first 10 films that came to mind when he was asked by a reader what he would include in a “masterpieces of film” festival. Both are in French with English subtitles.
Movie Review: SF Chron’s Mick LaSalle’s ‘Masterpiece Film Festival,’ Part 2
Continuing on with the list of Mick LaSalle’s 10 masterpieces, (see last month’s column), I tried in vain to find “After Midnight” on Roku. I searched on Norma Shearer and they had a dozen of her films available but “After Midnight” was not one of them. It will remain an unknown silent masterpiece, at least to me.
Movie Review: SF Chron’s Mick LaSalle’s ‘Masterpieces Film Festival’
A reader asked San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle, “If you hosted ‘Mick’s Masterpieces Film Festival,’ what films would you include in your program?” Here are his suggestions.
Movie Review: “Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles”
“Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles,” made in 1975 and written and directed by Chantel Ackerman “has become required viewing for informed cineastes, after topping the most recent Sight and Sound poll of the greatest movies of all time,” according to Mick LaSalle, film critic for the San Francisco Chronicle’s (Sunday Datebook, Jan. 8, 2023).
Photos: More ‘Gates and Gardens’ in the Richmond District, by David Romano
Photos of the gates and gardens of the Richmond District, by David Romano.
Photos: ‘Gates and Gardens of the Outer Richmond,’ by David Romano
Photos from the Outer Richmond District, by David Romano.
Commentary: Shining a Light on ‘Illuminating the Arts’
What, and who, is Illuminate the Arts? It wouldn’t be a big deal except that they are taking over our public spaces, causing light pollution and using corporate dollars to influence City government.