Kicking down a door is harder than it looks. Trust me, I've tried, but despite my drunken persistence the most I managed to accomplish was busting a jagged hole through one layer of plywood. Another time I tried to boot my way into an ex-boyfriend's apartment while fueled by rage and adrenaline (he ... More >>
When I reread last week's recap of the first two episodes of Alcatraz, I realized that shit sounded wack. But, you guys, we're dealing with a show that, as far as I can tell, is about maybe ghost/zombie/cryogenically frozen/time-traveling inmates who have returned from 1963, when Alcatraz closed ... More >>
Because it became too expensive to house nearly 250 criminals on a rock in the middle of the ocean, Alcatraz officially shut down in 1963... or did it? And after it shut down, all of the inmates were transferred to other prisons... or were they? In the new J.J. Abrams-produced supernatural thrille ... More >>
Hollywood's craziest premiere this week didn't take place in Los Angeles, it rocked Alcatraz Island. For the first time since Sean Connery launched the feature film The Rock there in 1996, the isle hosted a premiere party Wednesday night for Alcatraz, a television series produced by J.J. Abrams (Fr ... More >>
Orson Welles completists should drop all other plans and attend the two programs titled The Unknown Orson Welles scheduled this weekend at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. Archivist Stefan Drossler, director of the Munich Filmmuseum, will introduce both matinees. On Saturday, January 17, at 5 p ... More >>
A love story told in iambic pentameter? Yes, and yes again.
Week 2 of the 48th San Francisco International Film Festival