Author: Sara Maria Vizcarrondo

Bay Area film critic, trade journal editor and film studies teacher Sara Vizcarrondo brings her inimitable style and insider knowledge of the film industry to "Look of the Week," a half-hour show featuring discussions of current theatrical releases, film festivals, retrospectives, the Criterion Collection, Netflix Instant, VHS oddities and stray tidbits about "the biz." Come for the infotainment, stay for the theme song! ("I'm an accordion," Sara insists.)

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Emo Violence: “Kill Your Darlings” Director Talks Counterculture Then and Now

John Krokidas loves The Smiths, and though not an note of Mos was used to make his period drama Kill Your Darlings, the scent of that band...

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Andrew Bujalski’s “Never Made Anything Relevant Before” Computer Chess

Lousy with comically ambiguous situations, Computer Chess watches a convention of software geniuses compete to prove their programs are...

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Step Off! Josh Peck is a Nice Guy

Josh Peck has been doing press for four years. More, it seems, than any of the other cast members from the upcoming remake of Red Dawn. If...

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Tea Pots not Sex Pots: Andrea Arnold Swears Wuthering Heights isn’t “Sexy”

Our Q&A with the director of this year's Wuthering Heights adaptation...

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Found Movie, Lost Weekend: Ted Kotcheff on the Resurrection of Wake in Fright

The director discusses the recent restoration of his 1970 effort, Wake in Fright....

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Crappy People are Scary: Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard on Horror Anthology “V/H/S”

An interview with two of the fiendish minds behind fall's most hotly anticipated horror film....

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Look of the Week: Episode 7

Flamboyant filmmaker Alejandro Adams invokes Lawrence Durrell, James Agee and Jean Renoir while dismissing Terrence Malick’s highly...

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Look of the Week: Episode 6

Sara reveals how she’s managed to kill multiple celebrities and shows Walter the alternate version of Look of the Week she’s...

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Look of the Week: Episode 5

The patented naturalism and awkwardness of Look of the Week extend to Sara’s uncut junket visit with with Joe Wright and Saoirse...

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Look of the Week: Episode 4

Sara describes the pragmatic overtones of this episode as “more denim than taffeta,” which is only natural as the Letter to an...

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Look of the Week: Episode 3

Stanford University’s David Giovacchini and Veronika Ferdman of Slant Magazine join host Sara Vizcarrondo in the studio for a highly...

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Look of the Week: Episode 2 (3/11/11)

In this half-hour episode of Look of the Week, Bay Area film critic, trade journal editor and film studies teacher Sara Vizcarrondo talks...

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Look of the Week: Episode 1

In her new half-hour web series Look of the Week, Bay Area film critic, trade journal editor and film studies teacher Sara Vizcarrondo...