Sebastián Lelio’s quotidian masterpiece Gloria could have been written from the liner notes of Laura Branigan’s disco-licious anthem to the fast-moving woman, which plays out in the credits in the perfect mix of the ecstatic and the mundane (more on that later). True joy is often in short supply in cinema, and Gloria is as ebullient and emotional about the everyday as any film in recent memory.
Late January is a notoriously slow period for film releases, but as ever when major studios lag, decent indies crop up to pick up the slack. Check out our rundown of this week's offerings:
In this world of bait and switch, there’s something about getting exactly what you expect that can hit the spot like nothing else can. Nobody knows this better than Eddie Muller, film noir expert, “Czar of Noir,” and the smoking gun behind Noir City, our city’s most perfect genre film festival.
This year the Oscars have claimed an even later opening slot – Sunday, March 2. Inevitably, this means you'll have to cool your jets for almost a month more, waiting to find out who takes home the little golden man.
7x7 checks in with a member of the local film scene and takes their temperature. This week, we chat with Oakland-based film producer Jon Duffy.
What does it say about the condition of modern love (and cinema) that the most authentic love story to come out this year, Spike Jonze's Her, isn't one between a man and a woman, but one between a computer and a user?
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