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‘The Green Fog’ is a dizzying Hitchcock homage

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” is the ultimate re-watch movie. Film critics prescribe this movie like Tylenol: If you’re in love, see “Vertigo”; if you’re depressed, see “Vertigo”; if you just saw “Vertigo,” see “Vertigo” again. (Director and cinephile Chris Marker boasted that he’d seen the film 19 times.) And the critics have a point, mostly. “Vertigo” is…

Danny Boyle talks with The Daily on ‘T2 Trainspotting’

Danny Boyle is the director of “Trainspotting,” “28 Days Later,” “Steve Jobs” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” which garnered him an Academy Award for Best Director. For his latest film, “T2 Trainspotting” – which follows the cast of “Trainspotting” as they confront old rivalries, old vices and growing old – Boyle sat down with The Daily to talk friendship, drugs and…

Flashback Friday: ‘Symbiopsychotaxiplasm’ is a film even stranger than it sounds

Welcome to Flashback Friday – for when you just can’t get enough of Throwback Thursday. This week, we are reviewing the bizarre, aggressively-meta 1968 comedy “Symbiopsychotaxiplasm,” playing at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive as part of their multi-month-long event “Hippie Modernism: Cinema and Counterculture.” Our critic Rey Barcelo highly recommends you see it, if…

Rey Barcelo’s top five films of 2016

5. “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World” At first glance, German eccentric and self-professed technophobe Werner Herzog may seem an inappropriate choice to direct a documentary about the internet. Yet Herzog’s inexperience is the film’s strongest asset, since he seeks out subjects that most filmmakers would ignore. Traveling from Stanford engineering labs to…