Legendary Filmmaker, Playwright, Musician Melvin Van Peebles Dies, At 89Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.
SF Filmmaker Captures Emotional Struggle When Leaving A Cult Divided Her FamilyA Bay Area filmmaker captured the delicate family struggle that happens when some family members get out of a cult while their parents stay in.
'St Elmo's Fire,' 'Batman Forever' Director Joel Schumacher Dies, At 80oel Schumacher, the eclectic and brazen filmmaker who dressed New York department store windows before shepherding the Brat Pack to the big screen in “St. Elmo’s Fire” and steering the Batman franchise into its most baroque territory in “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin,” has died. He was 80.
Tom Hanks Laughs And Cries As He Wins DeMille Award At Golden GlobesJust like in his four-decade career, Tom Hanks took the Golden Globes stage providing some laughs before shedding tears as he accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Don't Miss The Drunken Film Fest At Bars In OaklandCreative director Bernadette McVerry and marketing director, Daniyel Turner talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the Drunken Film Festival happening at bars across Oakland.
Award-Winning Actor Rip Torn Has Died At The Age Of 88Award-winning television, film and theater actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, according to his publicist.
Kevin Durant's Documentary Q Ball Premieres At SFFILMBR's Vern Glenn is on the red carpet at SFFILM where he interviews Michael Tolajian, the director of 'Q Ball,' a new documentary about the basketball players at San Quentin, produced by Warriors star Kevin Durant.
Time For Jan Wahl's Oscar PredictionsAUDIO: Jan Wahl takes a look at this year’s slate of Oscar contenders headlined by "Dunkirk," "Call Me By Your Name" + more!
'Saw' Sequel No. 1 With $16.3M, While Weinstein Co. "Amityville" Film Tanks At $742George Clooney's "Suburbicon" notched one of the most dismal wide-release debuts in recent years on a sluggish pre-Halloween weekend where the horror sequel "Jigsaw" topped all releases despite an underperforming debut.
10 Movies You Must See This FallAs summer ends and the other seasons come to play, we can all enjoy a nice day at the movies. Here are some of the movies that we can sit back, relax and watch in the next couple of months.
Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: 'Rebel In The Rye'KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the biopic of J.D. Salinger starring Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson...
Documentary Film 'The Force' Centers On Oakland Police Sex ScandalA new documentary centers in on Oakland's troubled police department.
Jan Wahl Talks 'San Francisco Jewish Film Festival' & Reviews 'Dawson City: Frozen Time'AUDIO: This week, KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl talks about the upcoming San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and reviews the documentary 'Dawson City: Frozen Time'
Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'The Beguiled' & 'The Big Sick'AUDIO: This week, Jan reviews two movies out in theaters this week. Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled' and 'The Big Sick' with 'Silicon Valley's' Kumail Nanjiani
Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Cars 3'AUDIO: Will Cars 3 take first place or does it need to make a Pit Stop? Jan Wahl has your movie review, here...