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1999 Stories by Gregg Rickman

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  • Second Time Around

    published June 2, 1999

    Eternal Youth Many of Orson Welles' films tackle such Big Themes as the Nature of Truth (Citizen Kane) or the Corruption of Justice (Touch... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published May 26, 1999

    Swing, Sway, and Sing Jacques Rivette, the quietest and least-known of the original French New Wave cineastes, creates in this 1995 film a... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published May 12, 1999

    Love, Language, and Violence Several trends in contemporary alternative cinema come into focus in this strong program of short films and... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published May 5, 1999

    This Charming Man Beloved most of all for his charming dancing partnership with Ginger Rogers at RKO in the 1930s, Fred Astaire actually... More >>

  • And Now, On With the Show: SFIFF Week 2

    published April 28, 1999

    American Cuisine (France, 1998) In this gentle farce in which sexual love is a poor cousin to the passion aroused by good food, U.S. Navy... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published April 28, 1999

    Nuts About Brazil People who love Brazil love it passionately, and they're not wrong. The density of imagery in this 1985 absurdist tech... More >>

  • S.F. International Film Festival

    published April 21, 1999

    The 42nd annual San Francisco International Film Festival runs over 15 days and presents over 100 movies. It's the biggest annual celebration of... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published April 7, 1999

    It Should Happen to You Those of us who are city dwellers live in a community of strangers, free, perhaps, from small-minded mores and the... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published March 31, 1999

    Young Lust The beautiful film L'Atalante was the first, last, and only feature made by Jean Vigo, who died of TB at the age of 29 in 1934,... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published March 24, 1999

    Books to Go Books have lives of their own, as do literary reputations. The Mark Twain Company, screening Saturday at Artists' Television... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published March 17, 1999

    The Magnificent Ambersons With Citizen Kane, this truncated Orson Welles masterpiece of 1942 forms a diptych of American life over a... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published March 10, 1999

    Platinum Blonde This 1931 proto-screwball comedy places hard-boiled newsman Stew Smith (Robert Williams) in the luxurious lap of... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published March 3, 1999

    The Quantifiable Unknown of Gary Kibbins Filmmaker Gary Kibbins is interested in the workings of logic and illogic, and the three Kibbins... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published February 24, 1999

    All Singing! All Dancing! All Kelly! The fixed toothy grin of Gene Kelly dominates the horizon of both An American in Paris and Singin' in... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published February 17, 1999

    Four French Thrillers Many casual viewers think of the heavy cuisine of art or the fluffy pastry of farce when they think of French cinema.... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published February 10, 1999

    Revelatory Reality Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son, a 1969 film by Ken Jacobs, begins by presenting the entire eight-shot, 10-minute 1905 short... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published January 27, 1999

    Primal Screen When, in the opening of the 1971 western McCabe & Mrs. Miller, a lone horseman wades through snowdrifts to arrive in a small... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published January 20, 1999

    The Lonely Crowd The nearly complete series of the films of Michelangelo Antonioni screening at the Castro for two weeks beginning this... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published January 13, 1999

    The Big City In the exhilarating opening scenes of this edgy 1966 film by Brazil's Carlos Diegues, a young woman (Anecy Rocha) arrives in... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published January 6, 1999

    The Adventures of Prince Achmed Eighty minutes or so of pure viewing pleasure await filmgoers adventurous enough to attend a silent... More >>

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