Category Archives: Film

Noir City

This weekend and last we’ve been to San Francisco to see as many film noirs as we can at Noir City Festival.  Last weekend we saw The Killers and Point Blank, two films from the 1960’s and both starring Angie … Continue reading

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The Illusionist and Pizza

Saw The Illusionist this evening and it made me homesick for Edinburgh!  By the director of “Triplets of Belleville”, it’s an animated feature based on a Jacques Tati story.  We’re not fans of Tati but this was like a homage … Continue reading

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Some free music and film

We attended a free event in a Palo Alto church on Saturday night.  The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra doing Stravinsky’s Octet and a special piece written for a film by Harold Lloyd.  I didn’t like the Stravinsky but the 1920’s … Continue reading

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Another day at the Film Noir Festival

Another day, another double bill at the Castro!  Back at the Castro for a double bill matinee of “Angel Face” with Robert Mitchum (swoon!) and Jean Simmons as his love interest who is a murderer!  Fantastically fatalistic!  Next up was … Continue reading

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Noir Weekend in San Francisco

We went to San Francisco on Saturday to watch some more Noir films at the Castro.  We checked into the Hotel Stratford on Powell Street before rushing up on the BART to catch the 1pm matinee of “Blind Alley” and … Continue reading

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