movies

09 Apr 2019

Highlights from “What The Fest!?” NYC Film Festival and Events.

Hello from NYC, BAS readers! Last week I had the pleasure of checking out one of the best film festivals around for its second year. “What The Fest!?” took place at the IFC Center in Manhattans West Village neighborhood for 4 fantastic days filled with horror, indie and documentary films

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04 Apr 2019

AOC, BBC & Claire Denis: Preview Of SFFILM Festival 2019

Broke-Ass readers living in the S.F. Bay Area who want longer immersion in the world of film outside the Hollywood sphere are in luck next week.  April sees the return of the annual SFFILM Festival. Formerly known as the San Francisco International Film Festival, this two week event enters its

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08 Feb 2019

Why to You Should Watch More Mainstream Asian Films

Guest post by Peter Wong Why should you watch the more commercial Asian films?  Let’s paint some word pictures: *Because you’ll see some terrified passengers crawl along the car’s luggage rack to avoid the zombies which have packed a train’s passenger car (“Train To Busan”). *Hong Kong action cinema legend Chow Yun-Fat

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28 Jan 2019

Hooray! The SF Independent Film Festival is Here!

Guest Post by Peter Wong Love independent film but too broke to head out to Park City for either Sundance or Slamdance?  Such local film-lovers are in luck, as the 21st San Francisco Independent Film Festival (aka IndieFest) returns to the Roxie and Victoria Theatres to bring both fun and

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19 Nov 2018

Incredibly Weird Films to See this Holiday Season

GUEST POST BY PETER WONG If it’s entertainingly weird, it’s San Franciscan.  This rule of thumb doesn’t mean the San Francisco holiday season doesn’t have its improvised ice rinks or its Starbucks Christmas Lattes.  But in San Francisco and other simpatico places around the Bay Area, you can cinematically mark

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02 Oct 2018

‘All About Nina’ Is The Powerful Story We Need Right Now

For those that follow me, you know that I’m a stand-up comedian along with being a writer on this very site. I’ve been involved in comedy for a little over a decade and I’ve come across all sorts of comedians along the way. I’ve considered myself an ally to women,

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24 Sep 2018

“The NUN” Is A Scareless, Messy, Catholic Nightmare

If you follow my writing here on Broke-Ass Stuart, you know that I am a huge horror fan. I’m a fan of all sorts of horror, good & bad alike. Whether it’s a major release or a new indie gem, I’m usually down to give it a watch. You’d also

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06 Sep 2018

Hopeful Stories in Dark Times: The SF Green Film Festival

As fires raged in Napa and Sonoma counties, San Franciscans woke up to their cars covered with ash. The color of the sky morphed into an ominous shade of brownish orange.

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