Cinequest Best Bet, Bone Man, Feb. 24

The Bone Man

(Germany; 121 min.) Already a sensation in Germany and Austria, this third film adaptation of co-screenwriter Wolf Haas’ Simon Brenner detective novels is a dark, club-footed waltz between old and new Europe. Circumstances reduce hangdog ex-detective Brenner (Josef Hader) to chasing a stolen VW Beetle into a seedy Bratislavian resort with a sinister [...]

Sir Ben Guru

I got a quick phone interview with Ben Kingsley in ’05 before he turned up at Cinequest, the San Jose Film Festival. I listened raptly while he told a few stories about growing up in north England, playing in a skiffle band, seeing an Italian neo-realist movie and what not. I didn’t have room to [...]