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Event | Jan 09, 2014

How to Play Music for Old Silent Movies

Film historian Jon Mirsalis (who's also a top research scientist) performs on piano for Charlie Chaplin flicks at the Castro Theatre. By Jonathan Curiel   

Movies | Jan 06, 2014

The Projectionist

Area man builds 35mm theater -- in his basement. By Jon Brooks   

Movies | Jan 03, 2014

The Human(e) Comedy: 5 to Watch

Can we extend our good will to all a little while longer -- with a little help from some friends? By Michael Fox   

NPR Film | Jan 03, 2014

Orbiting Dickens, An 'Invisible Woman' Or Two

Or three: Dickens' wife, mistress and mother-in-law orbit the Victorian literary titan in a film that critic Ella Taylor says is wonderfully perceptive about the price of loving a man who never quite grew up. By Ella Taylor   

NPR Film | Jan 03, 2014

A Man And His Machine, Finding Out What Love Is

The film Her, written and directed by Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich), follows a lonely man who falls in love with a computer operating system. Critic David Edelstein says it's the best film of the year by far. (Recommended) By David Edelstein   

NPR Film | Jan 03, 2014

From An Oscar Winner, A 'Past' Still Hauntingly Present

Director Asghar Farhadi's film — which follows a man returning to his estranged wife to finalize a divorce — has garnered quite a few awards. NPR's Bob Mondello says that it definitely deserves its accolades. (Recommended) By Bob Mondello   

Movies | Dec 28, 2013

Film and Fog at Oakland Museum of CA

Bay Motion: Capturing San Francisco Bay on Film and A Cinematic History of Fog in San Francisco visualize what the region looks like from unconventional points of view, and pay homage to a meteorological event that stirs a mix of responses from area residents. By Roula Seikaly   

NPR Film | Dec 20, 2013

A Spinner Of Sad Songs, Struggling To Sing Past The Gloom

Inside Llewyn Davis, The latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, focuses on a self-destructive folk singer just scraping by in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman star. (Recommended) By Ian Buckwalter   

NPR Film | Dec 20, 2013

The 'Anchorman' Legend Continues, And It's Everywhere

The upcoming sequel to the 2004 film has been running a veritable marketing blitz between viral videos, car commercials and even an in-character appearance by star Will Ferrell on a local newscast. By Neda Ulaby   

NPR Film | Dec 20, 2013

A 'Hustle' With Flow (And Plenty Of Flair)

A pair of con artists and their FBI wrangler go after political corruption in American Hustle, inspired by the ABSCAM scandal of the '70s. Critic David Edelstein says the film, directed by David O. Russell, is "a bit of a hustle itself" — and still a hell of a ride. (Recommended) By David Edelstein   

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