Glenn Close Talks About Her New Movie 'The Wife'Glenn Close talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about her role in the new movie, 'The Wife.'
Don't Miss Cine + Mas, SF Latino Film FestivalRocio Salazar from Cine+Mas talks to BAF about the SF Latino Film Festival happening September 14 through September 30. For more information go to sflatinofilmfestival.org.
10th Annual Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival Gets UnderwayCine+Mas SF co-director Rocio Salazar talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the upcoming film festival showcasing filmmakers from Latin America and beyond.
Burt Reynolds, Star of Film and TV Dies at Age 82Burt Reynolds, the handsome, Emmy-winning television star and film actor known for his performances in "Deliverance" and "Boogie Nights," commercial hits such as "Smokey and the Bandit" and for an active off-screen love life died at age 82. (9-6-18)
Actor Raphael Casal Talks About His New Film, 'Blindspotting'The new film Blindspotting is set in Oakland, and its stars Raphael Casal and Daveed Diggs are are Oakland through and through. Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego talked to Casal.
'Crazy Rich Asians' Opens to Enthusiastic Bay Area AudiencesA new movie featuring an all-Asian cast is making history -- "Crazy Rich Asians" made its debut in theaters on Wednesday. Mary Lee reports. (8-15-18)
Tyler Perry Talks About His New Psychological Thriller 'Acrimony'When you think of Tyler Perry, you don't think of Tyler Perry, until now. BR's Jan Mabry talked to writer/director Perry via satellite about his latest venture, 'Acrimony' starring Taraji P. Henson.
Boots Riley's Directorial Debut 'Sorry To Bother You' At SF Film FestivalThe biggest buzz at this years SF Film Festival was an indie called 'Sorry To Bother You' written and directed by Oakland rapper Boots Riley. BR's Christin Ayers caught up with him on the red carpet at Oakland's Grand Lake Theatre.
Last Video Rental Store In Berkeley To CloseFive Star Video Rental in Berkeley, one of the last remaining video rental stores left in the Bay Area, is set to close. John Ramos reports. (5/30/18)
Projecting Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' at SF's Castro TheatreMichael Anders, longtime film projectionist at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, showed CBS SF how a 70 mm film is projected and reflected on seeing Stanley Kubrick's epic "2001: A Space Odyssey" for the first time.
Palo Alto Police Chief Remembers Brush with Dark Side in 'Jedi'As Star Wars fans marked the nerdy "May the Fourth Be With You" holiday with a flurry of memes and social media posts Friday, KPIX 5's Devin Fehely found a local lawman with a special connection to the film series. (5-4-18)
Amy Poehler Helms Netflix Movie Set in CalistogaSome of Hollywood’s leading comedians have taken over the small city of Calistoga to shoot a movie and the locals couldn't be happier. Wilson Walker reports. (5-4-18)
Filmmakers From 45 Countries At San Francisco International Film FestivalExecutive Director Noah Cowan talks to Bay Area Focus about this year's lineup at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Smithsonian Exhibit Explores '2001: A Space Odyssey'A new Smithsonian exhibit aims to make visitors think about our place in the universe. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of director Stanley Kubrick's epic "2001: A Space Odyssey." A replica of the hotel room seen at the end of the film will open this weekend at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington. Kris Van Cleave reports. (4-6-18)
Pixar Used Sebastapol Cobbler's Shop As Model For Oscar-Winning Animated Film 'Coco'Pixar Studios wanted to get the cobbler scene just right for it's Oscar-winning animated film 'Coco.' So, as Mary Lee reports, they paid a visit to a custom bootmaker in Sebastopol who got the surprise of his career.
Black Panther Film Inspires Disney To Support Boys & Girls Club In OaklandThe success of Marvel's Black Panther film will have a lasting effect in Oakland. Christin Ayers reports. (2/27/18)
Black Panthers Sets Box Office Records, Shines Light On OaklandThe movie Black Panther smashed box office records this weekend raking in an estimated $235 million. Christin Ayers says director Ryan Coogler's Oakland roots shine in this film.
"50 Shades Freed" Movie Review with Hooman and RudyIn the final installment of the '50 Shades' trilogy, Christian Grey and Anastasia fully embrace their inseparable connection and shared life of luxury. Just as they begin a new life together, a string of events come to light and jeopardize their happy ending. "50 Shades Freed" stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, and Rita Ora; Directed by James Foley.
"Bilal" and "Paddington 2" Movie Review with Hooman and Our Friend RudyPaddington 2 follows Paddington Brown as he navigates the real world. Along his travels, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop that would be the perfect present for his aunt's 100th birthday. Unexpectedly, a thief steals the prized book and Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's celebration! Bilal ibn Rabah originates in the Quran from over 1,000 years ago. In his younger life, Bilal as a a boy with dreams of being a great warrior and his sister gets abducted and taken to a far away land. Growing up in a world of greed and injustice, he finds the courage to make a change.
"12 Strong" - H.R. Movie ReviewHooman & Our Friend Rudy review "12 Strong". Following Sept. 11, Captain Mitch Nelson leads a U.S. Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Chris Hemsworth, Michael Peña, Michael Shannon, and Trevante Rhodes star in this ensemble of 12 Army soldiers that are the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. Fighting on horseback and under new leadership, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
"Phantom Thread" - H.B. Movie ReviewWorld renowned dressmaker, Reynolds Woodcock [played by Daniel Day-Lewis] and his sister Cyril [Lesley Manville] are at the center of British fashion as they dress royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship. Eventually, Reynolds finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
Remembering Actress Hiep Thi Le Who Fled Vietnam And Became A Hollywood StarKiet Do tells the incredible story of actress Hiep Thi Le who fled Vietnam in a fishing boat, grew up in Oakland, and went on to become a Hollywood actress. She died last week at 46.
Actor Daveed Diggs Talks About The Movie, 'Wonder'Bay Area-native Daveed Diggs talks to Bay Sunday host Kenny Choi about life after the smash hit Hamilton and his latest role in the new movie, 'Wonder.'
Star Wars Faithful Jam Screenings of 'Last Jedi'The wait is over. Star Wars fans and even many critics are giving "The Last Jedi" thumbs up. Maria Medina talked to devotees of The Force at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose where the much-anticipated film got the full IMAX treatment. (12-14-17)