Memoir Meltdowns

One of the most intriguing entries at Cinequest, Who Is K.K. Downey? shows Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at Cinequest. (Read Richard von Busack’s review at Somehow, the topic of authors faking memoirs continues to be ever fresh, which may something about how carefully our book editors are vetting their projects. Just recently, Belgian writer [...]

Michael Keaton—Maverick Man

Michael Keaton accepts his Maverick Spirit Award on Saturday, March 1, at the California Theater in San Jose as part of this year’s Cinequest. For full coveage of the festival, check out

(Photo by Felipe Buitrago)

Yesterday, and today at Cinequest (March 3 and 4)

Saw a good part of Una Vida Mejor on the grounds that I’d run into Atlanta filmmaker Andrew James at the lounge upstairs at the Hotel Montgomery. He seemed a little perplexed by the reception of his film; there’d been walkouts. His film, which means “A Better Life” in Spanish, is an impressionistic series of [...]

Cinequest 2008—Let the Coverage Begin‘s extensive coverage of Cinequest 2008, running Feb. 27–March 9 in downtown San Jose, can be read here. We’ve got reviews of a big chunk of the films—features, documentaries and shorts—showing at the festival, just about everything that would actually play in our DVDs (some global agency, maybe the U.N., needs to put an end [...]