Review: Revisiting ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ at Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco

As part of the Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco, the English film, Four Weddings and a Funeral, was celebrated with a champagne reception and a well-attended showing at the Vogue Theatre. The film was nominated for two American Oscars and two Golden Globes. In England, the movie...
Blue Velvet Criterion Lost Footage release on Blu-Ray

David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’ to get lost footage treatment by Criterion

51-minutes of Blue Velvet "lifts" were found somewhere in Seattle and recovered.
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What’s Happening: Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Tom Rush, more at Montalvo Arts Center

Montalvo Arts Center has announced its line-up for Spring (see below for all the details).Live improv show Broadway's Next Hit Musical, artist Tom Rush, Willie K and Raul Malo are just some of the headlining acts you can expect to see at the Montalvo Arts Center -- located south of...
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Fyre a sad indictment of influencer culture

If there was any doubt that influencer culture had an ugly side you need only watch one of two decent docs now streaming on Netflix (Fyre) and Hulu (Fyre Fraud).By now, most know at least something about the infamous Fyre Festival. For me, it was that not-even-cafeteria standard cheese...

3 Days, 3 Museums in NYC: Stark Insider on location at MoMA, The Met, The Whitney

Yes, Stark Insider is All Things West Coast. Being based out of San Francisco means our travels and stories here typically takes us around the Bay Area, and occasionally up and down the West Coast. But not always. Sometimes, like any of you I'm guessing, we take trips to...
The White Crow opens The Mostly British Film Festival

What’s Happening: Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco

From February 14 through 21, the Mostly British Film Festival returns to the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco. This year’s festival features both new and classic films from English-speaking countries outside the United States -- the UK, Ireland, Australia, India and South Africa.The Mostly British Film Festival opens with...
Come From Away San Francisco Review

‘Come From Away’: A musical gift to SF audiences

I don’t usually cry throughout a show. At the climactic tragic moment perhaps, but not all the way through. Watching Come From Away (SHN Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco), I had tears streaming down my face for 100 solid minutes. This is the kind of story – and storytelling...
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Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, Pharrell Williams to headline BottleRock 2019

Organizers this morning took the wraps off the line-up for BottleRock 2019 and it looks like another promising weekend for concert go-ers. See below for complete concert listing including all the acts and artists.Headlining artists at this year's BottleRock music, wine, food and craft brew festival -- now in its...
Kim Nalley - Feinstein's at the Nikko - Review

San Francisco In Review: Kim Nalley at the Nikko

This month the amazing Kim Nalley performed her Christmas show in Feinstein’s at the Nikko, and filled the intimate club with musical joy.Feinstein’s nightclub is located in the Nikko Hotel, just off historic Union Square in San Francisco. Founder and cabaret singer Michael Feinstein is an interpreter of the...
Mary Queen of Scots - Film Review - Stark Insider

Margot Robbie captures attention in ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ (Review)

Essayist Jeanne Powell's take on film Mary, Queen of Scots.Queen Mary Stuart has been celebrated and profiled on stage and screen since Friedrich Schiller’s play in 1800, Gaetano Donizetti’s opera in 1835 and an acclaimed Broadway production in 2005 directed by Phyllida Lloyd. In films she has been portrayed...