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50 years in 50 weeks: scares of 1999

50 years in 50 weeks: scares of 1999

By Jim Provenzano

In late October 1999, film writer Gary Morris focused on the San Francisco Film Society's Dark Wave series, a three-night mini-festival of unusual independent films screened at The Victoria Theatre.

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By Brandon Judell | October 19, 2021

Attending the morning screening of 'Dune' at the New York Film Festival, I was hoping for an LGBTQ romantic comedy about the Pines on Fire Island. What I got was 'Star Bores.'

By Brian Bromberger | October 19, 2021

Gay film critic Michael Koresky's innovative and captivating book, 'Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us,' skillfully intertwines movies and the events in his and his mother Leslie's lives.


By Brian Bromberger | October 12, 2021

The Mill Valley Film Festival returns for its 44th year October 7- 17, with in-person and online screenings. A few notable features: documentaries about Leonard Bernstein, Julia Child, and The Velvet Underground.

By Jim Provenzano | October 9, 2021

Soon after gay Twitter calmed down about the Billy Eichner feature film project 'Bros,' which will feature an all-LGBT cast, costar Luke MacFarlane posted a few on-set tight T-shirt thirst-trap photos on his Instagram account.


By Jim Provenzano | October 5, 2021

"Fame is a mother," reads the tagline for 'The Other Two,' the acclaimed HBO Max comedy series. Whether or not you've seen the show, you've probably already laughed at the writing of the show's co-creator, Chris Kelly.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 5, 2021

Happy LGBTQ History Month, everybody! How better to celebrate than with some compelling new queer history? Amazon Prime, HBO and Netflix have some superb new offerings.


By Jim Provenzano | September 29, 2021

The film 'Bound,' described in the October 3 issue of the 'Bay Area Reporter,; was 'Noir lite with a dyke twist.' The Gina Gershon/Jennifer Tilly stylized romance got off to a passionate start only minutes into the crime flick.

By Brian Bromberger | September 28, 2021

Adapting stage musicals for film is very tricky and the list of successful Broadway musicals that made poor films is legion. We can now add the misfire exploitative disaster 'Dear Evan Hansen' to that ignominious list.


By Jim Provenzano | September 27, 2021

Cinema and television through five decades of 'Bay Area Reporter' coverage will be discussed by two prolific film writers, Brandon Judell and Brian Bromberger, on Oct. 7 at 6pm. Arts & Nightlife Editor Jim Provenzano moderates the online panel.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 21, 2021

Originally released in 1995, Michelle Handelman's documentary 'Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes & Sadomasochism' educates and enlightens while preserving the history of San Francisco's lesbian BDSM community.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 14, 2021

Jessica Chastain stuns with mascara-eyed sincerity in the narrative adaptation of the acclaimed documentary, 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye,' about the rise and fall of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.

By Brian Bromberger | September 14, 2021

The new documentary about Truman Capote largely succeeds in telling the never-heard-before true story behind the headlines and gossip about a gay writer who paid a tremendous price for his gift.


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