Cinequest Continues

Yesterday evening at Cinequest I saw an incredibly powerful and well made film, an entertaining short, and a feature which was underdeveloped and all too predictable. Sadly I saw the films in that order – and so ended with the least inspiring film of the night… To begin with I saw the feature We Were … Continue reading

Back at the Movies

It’s that time of year again. And yesterday I spent the afternoon at Cinequest seeing several films and found – I’m less excited about it than last year. To be fair – I’m comparing the net effect of last year’s festival with only the beginning of this years – so ask me next week and … Continue reading

SFIAAFF30 – Nice Girls Crew

Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing a Center for Asian American Media produced project, Nice Girls Crew with a sold out screening at the Kabuki Theater. Sheetal Sheth, Michelle Krusiec and Lynn Chen were stellar in their performances of three long time frienimies who attempt to start a book club but instead use the … Continue reading

Cinequest and SFIAAFF

Today I once again saw 3 film, however they were spaced between 2 festivals. (I am blogging this from my photo so pardon any autocorrect errors please!) I began the day with the Sunflower Hour, a comedy that looks at the dysfunctional characters behind children’s TV shows. It was rude, crude, and crass in the … Continue reading

Another Day at the Movies

Today I saw a collection of shorts in addition to one feature film, How to Cheat. However I don’t have time at the moment to review all of the shorts. But if you like the unexpected and sometimes creepy/horror genre then the Shorts 5 collection has enough good stuff to be worth your time. They … Continue reading

Another Day at Cinequest

So today I’ve seen three films. But only two new ones. I started the day seeing The Other Family (La Otra Familia) which I also saw last week. Refresher for those who didn’t see that post my comments on that: “Charming, nuanced, not cheesy, enough of a bite to be real and enough sweetness to … Continue reading

Young Film Makers at Cinequest (And Prop 8 is live streamed as a play)

Today I saw three productions – two at Cinequest, and one online. The online one was AFER‘s production of 8 – a play which takes dialog directly from the court transcripts of the prop 8 trial before Judge Walker. I always fear watching young film makers first works. On one hand the age means we … Continue reading

An Evening in the California Theater

Today I saw two films at Cinequest, both screened in the California Theater. First “L!fe, Happens” a charming buddy film about two roommates and how their lives change when one has to adjust to having a baby while the other remains committed to her professional ambitions. While it had all the elements of a cheesy … Continue reading