David D’Arcy

David D’Arcy writes about film, art and other topics. He is a correspondent for The Art Newspaper, a critic for Screen International, and a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle. He is co-writer and co-producer of Portrait of Wally (2012), a feature documentary about a painting stolen by the Nazis that was found at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has been a programmer at the Haifa International Film Festival for ten years.

Live From Sundance

Jan 24, 2017

David D'Arcy reports live from the 33d Sundance Film Festival that the snow is excellent, and the documentaries are better than the feature films. He covers An Inconvenient Sequel, which aligns with the festival's theme of climate change and environmental action, as well as City of Ghosts; Cries from Syria; Icarus; and Long Strange Trip. D'Arcy's pick for best of the festival so far: Alexandre O. Philippe's 78/52, or everything you wanted to know about Hitchcock's shower scene in Psycho.

David D’Arcy reviews The Founder, a new film about the man who made the Big Mac famous -- but might be more famous for the line, “I’m not in the hamburger business, I’m in the real estate business.”

Review: Burn Country

Jan 12, 2017

An Afghan transplanted to Northern California in a film that is being shown at CCA Cinematheque.

David D'Arcy reports.