Film

MVFF Film Review: ‘The Handmaiden’

  Boasting more tangled plots and bodies than an octopus has tentacles, South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden” is a bodice-ripper about a pickpocket who poses as a maid to swindle a sequestered heiress. His first Korean-language fiction feature since 2009’s “Thirst,” it’s sybaritic, cruel and luridly mesmerizing. Freely transposing Welsh novelist Sarah Waters’(…)

The Mill Valley Film Festival Announces Lineup

The Mill Valley Film Festival, presented by the California Film Institute, announced today the complete lineup for the 39th edition of the Festival (October 6 – 16, 2016). The 11-day event will screen films across Marin County and will feature premieres, panel discussions, and live musical performances. Every year the Festival provides attendees a first glimpse at the(…)