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

Tuesday at Cinequest

Today I saw 2 films – but due to entering one of them late, I feel it would be unfair to give a review based on an incomplete viewing. The film Four Lovers was not what I expected – when one hears there’s a film about sex, couples and exploring relationships there’s the certain amount … 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

Mixed films at Cinequest – “Mixed Kebab”, “Love, Wrinkle Free” & “Forgetting the Girl”

Yesterday I saw three films at Cinequest. I began at the San Jose REP to see Mixed Kebab which presents the story of a young Belgian Turk, Ibrahim, as he tries to juggle his homosexuality with societal expectations before an arranged marriage. Meanwhile his brother’s trouble making leads him to religious extremism after he lands … 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