Arts & Culture :: Movies

Addicted to danger

Addicted to danger

  • by David Lamble
  • Apr 30, 2019

"Sauvage" is an entertaining but dark take on the Parisian male hustling scene.

Dr. Ruth wants you to have good sex

Dr. Ruth wants you to have good sex

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 30, 2019

In "Ask Dr. Ruth," a delightful new documentary from filmmaker Ryan White, the good doctor assures the camera that no one will ever know who she's sleeping with.

The Castro Theatre goes silent

The Castro Theatre goes silent

  • by David Lamble
  • Apr 30, 2019

The Castro Theatre kicks off May with a signature event, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, reminding Castro regulars of the movie palace's origins.

Frameline forecast: Fab!

Frameline forecast: Fab!

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Apr 30, 2019

Frameline 43, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, announced a dozen of its highest-profile programs coming this summer, June 20-30, to San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland.

Classic Italian cinema gets its due

Classic Italian cinema gets its due

  • by David Lamble
  • Apr 23, 2019

With the queer classic "La Cage aux Folles" as its centerpiece, the Castro Theatre spotlights the films of actor, writer, director Ugo Tognazzi (1922-90) on Sat., April 27.

Mermaid, fashionista, whistleblower

Mermaid, fashionista, whistleblower

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Apr 23, 2019

It was another exciting week of culture-hopping over in Out There-land! Let us walk you through it.

Savory dish

Savory dish

  • by David Lamble
  • Apr 23, 2019

Singaporean director Eric Khoo creates a unique family drama in "Ramen Shop." The film celebrates his world-class city's extraordinary food culture against the backdrop of a beautiful young chef's passionate search for his roots.

Everybody's talking about movies

Everybody's talking about movies

  • by David Lamble
  • Apr 16, 2019

The SFFILM Festival's final days are filled with treasures, including "Midnight Cowboy," the 1969 Oscar winner for Best Picture from an openly gay British director at the top of his game, John Schlesinger.

SFFILM FUN!

SFFILM FUN!

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Apr 16, 2019

ALL CAPS are somehow fitting for our column about the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival's opening night and first week.

Celebrating 'Midnight Cowboy'

Celebrating 'Midnight Cowboy'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 16, 2019

The Oscar-winning film "Midnight Cowboy" will screen at SFMOMA on April 19, in conjunction with the film's 50th anniversary. Michael Childers, who for more than three decades was the life partner of the film's director John Schlesinger, will attend.

When the editor is a boldface name

When the editor is a boldface name

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Apr 9, 2019

"The Editor," a new novel by Steven Rowley (Putnam), takes off from the most promising of premises. What if a first-time novelist discovers that the book editor at Doubleday who signs on to shepherd his book through publication turns out to be Jackie?

International intrigues on film

International intrigues on film

  • by David Lamble
  • Apr 9, 2019

The 2019 edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival features a significant number of artist tributes, several with special appeal to LGBTQ filmgoers.

The Castro Theatre does April

The Castro Theatre does April

  • by David Lamble
  • Apr 2, 2019

April showers find the Castro Theatre movie palace fulfilling several roles: presenting classic repertory in style, and hosting screenings of the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Rightward ho!

Rightward ho!

  • by David Lamble
  • Apr 2, 2019

"The Brink" is Alison Klayman's scary but insidiously entertaining portrait of former Trump campaign architect Steve Bannon.