What's the secret to creating a hit bio-pic about a person we feel we already know too well? Do as Renée Zellweger does in her moving homage to one of the last great entertainers, Judy Garland.
If you come away liking "The Goldfinch," a lavishly mounted art thriller adapted from Donna Tartt's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, as I did, thank the casting gods.
In director Justin Chon's melancholy but moving drama "Ms. Purple," a young Korean-American woman's world comes unraveled.
That women are more than capable of directing feature films, including blockbuster hits — think Patty Jenkins and "Wonder Woman" — is not in doubt, but they're offered far fewer opportunities to do so than men.
The Castro Theatre goes mostly British in the final weeks of September as the theatre plays host to the big-screen version of "Downton Abbey."
In an age when virtually no one sees anything coming, film artists — gay, lesbian, straight, bi, trans, queer and decline-to-state — are among the most reliable tea-leaf readers.
Heading into the Fall awards season, film critics and fans alike have to scramble not only to locate the choicest viewing fare, but also to decide just how many film and video portals they must purchase to get the "good stuff."
Director Daniel Schechter's witty social comedy "Safe Spaces" had the Castro Theatre rocking with laughter at this year's San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
"Love, Antosha" presents a deeply moving portrait of the extraordinary life and death of Russian-American film actor Anton Yelchin.
"One Child Nation" (opening Friday) feels like more than just the sad story of millions of Chinese couples desperate to forget the atrocities of the 60s Cultural Revolution and eager to start new families.
In his new memoir "Mr. Know-It-All," outspoken self-proclaimed "filth elder" John Waters opens a Pandora's Box of opinions, secrets, and stories.
On August 29 and September 5, we'll present our annual two-part Fall Arts Preview issues. From the museums and galleries, to local theatre, -- our fall arts preview editions will cover it all.