Linklater talks latest film, ‘Bernie’

Richard Linklater’s “Bernie” is a film about a peculiar man in way over his head. This man is Bernie Tiede (Jack Black), an honest member of the community whose desire to please everyone in the East Texas town of Carthage is his fatal flaw. A mortician whose interests also include
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This Week in Arts

Our lead writers bring you the latest and greatest in Bay Area arts and culture this week Film This week the Pacific Film Archive hosts four films by Michael Glawogger, an Austrian filmmaker who focuses on the plight of the working class amid an increasingly alienating global economy. Glawogger’s experimental
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‘Think Like a Man’ bores with cliches

Take gooey chick-flick sentiment and hackneyed relationship issues, cool the comedic content to PG-13 and you will have the listless film “Think Like a Man.” Pat Benatar’s song “Love is a Battlefield” reverberates throughout the plot, as a tight-knit group of 30 to 40-something men and their sexy girlfriends both
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This Week in Arts

Our lead critics bring you the latest and greatest in Bay Area arts and culture this week.  Film Wednesday afternoon, Pacific Film Archive hosts the last of its Film 50 series, a course taught by Marilyn Fabe which surveys a variety of films from different eras and sensibilities. This year’s
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