|Articles||written by Max Siegel|
Max Siegel is a staff writer for The Daily Californian. He began working as a contributing writer in the arts & entertainment section in fall 2009, and served as the lead film critic in fall 2010. He is currently a fourth-year student majoring in Film. Contact him at [email protected]
Thursday, May 12, 2011 | 3:53 am | By Max Siegel
Oddball Film+Video, the largest film archive in Northern California, is tucked away in a warehouse in the Mission District. Venture down a dark street lined wit...
|LIVE BLOG: 83rd Academy Awards|
Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 | 11:43 pm | By Ryan Lattanzio, Sam Stander, Jawad Qadir, Max Siegel
LIVE BLOG: 83rd Academy Awards...
|Oscar Picks & Predictions|
Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 | 9:24 am | By Sam Stander, Ryan Lattanzio, Max Siegel, Jawad Qadir
MAX SIEGEL Picks: Picture: "Winter's Bone" Director: Darren Aronofsky Actor: Colin Firth Actress: Natalie Portman Supporting Actor: Christian Bale Su...
|Relatable and Rebellious, Araki's Queer Films...|
Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 | 5:20 am | By Max Siegel
FUCK THE WORLD," spray-painted in blood-red on a concrete block. That's the first image in Gregg Araki's "The Living End." A young man in shades finishes sprayi...
|Bardem Wrestles With Slow Death in 'Biutiful'...|
Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 | 6:29 am | By Max Siegel
No one does disaster better than Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. It's guaranteed that any seemingly normal family-oriented event, like sitting around the dinner ta...
|Pioneering Gay Baseball Player Profiled in Ne...|
Monday, Nov 15, 2010 | 8:45 am | By Max Siegel
Glenn Burke was well on his way to having a successful athletic career. In the 1970s, he wowed audiences at Berkeley High School with his agility on the basketb...
Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 | 6:45 am | By Max Siegel, Hayley Hosman, Charlene Petitjean, David Wagner, Ryan Lattanzio
Eccentric subjects are on the menu in the ninth SF DocFest, a two-week-long documentary film festival that plays at the Roxie Theater. DocFest offers a range of...
|Oakland Underground Film Festival|
Monday, Sep 27, 2010 | 9:07 am | By Max Siegel, Nastia Voynovskaya
The annual Oakland Underground Film Festival is only in its second year, and already it has begun to fulfill a lot of its potential, screening underappreciated...
|Telluride Invites Film Lovers Into the Fold|
Monday, Sep 13, 2010 | 6:25 am | By Max Siegel
Y ou enter the Telluride Film Festival knowing that you're taking a leap of faith. The town is perched nearly two miles up in the mountains, in an isolated par...
|Silence is Golden|
Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 | 5:03 am | By Max Siegel, Liz Mak
Silent films conjure images of a time long past, so it's of no surprise that the 15th annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which took place at the Castro...
|SF Jewish Film Festival|
Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 | 5:36 am | By Hayley Hosman, Cynthia Kang, Liz Mak, Catherine Kim, Max Siegel
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its 30th year as the self-described "world's oldest and largest Jewish film festival." Held in five differ...
|Documentary Delivers Love Letter to Film Geek...|
Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 | 5:37 am | By Max Siegel
What makes a director great? This is the question that most viewers would ask upon seeing the title of Angela Ismailos' documentary "Great Directors." That titl...
|Prolific Beatle Flies Solo at SF's AT&T Park|
Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 | 4:21 am | By Max Siegel
After a conspicuous absence from San Francisco going on 44 years, Sir Paul McCartney returned with a bang. Backed by an extremely talented band with some of the...
|Avant-Garde Visual Artist Defies 'Gravity' On...|
Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 | 7:01 am | By Max Siegel
Tim Burton wasn't the first guy to discover the appeal of constructing fantastic sets. In the 1970s, an eccentric named Leonard Wood responded to his wife Mary'...
THIS IS HAPPENING
Thursday, May 20, 2010 | 6:50 am | By Max Siegel
LCD Soundsystem return with their third and reportedly final album. It's difficult to categorize the band's genre, but one thing listeners can agree on is that...