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The Dark 50s: Noir films at the Castro

The Dark 50s: Noir films at the Castro

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Jan 22, 2019

Eddie Muller's 2019 Noir City film festival includes pictures that show how national paranoia damaged society. It runs at the Castro Theatre Jan. 25-Feb. 3.

Olivia de Havilland, a star still shining

Olivia de Havilland, a star still shining

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Jan 15, 2019

Olivia de Havilland (b. 1916), the last living star from the 1930s, published "Every Frenchman Has One" (1961) about her life in France following her marriage to Paris "Match" editor Pierre Galante, but has yet to write her memoirs.

Polish yoke

Polish yoke

  • by David Lamble
  • Jan 15, 2019

Cannes award-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski recalls the European Communist-era relationship of his composer dad and singer mom in "Cold War."

More Sundance kids

More Sundance kids

  • by David Lamble
  • Jan 15, 2019

In the Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Dramatic Competition, 12 films from around the world offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles.

Sundance kids

Sundance kids

  • by David Lamble
  • Jan 11, 2019

The Sundance Film Festival was the brainchild of Hollywood star Robert Redford.

Sidekicks

Sidekicks

  • by David Lamble
  • Jan 8, 2019

"Stan & Ollie" opens in 1953 when, long past their prime, their comedy gems languishing on TV, Laurel & Hardy made a farewell tour through the music-hall circuit.

January dawns at the Castro Theatre

January dawns at the Castro Theatre

  • by David Lamble
  • Jan 1, 2019

The Castro Theatre kicks off the new year with a mix of award-season contenders leading up to the theater's annual Film Noir festival.

The year in film, 2018

The year in film, 2018

  • by David Lamble
  • Dec 25, 2018

2018 has proved to be a banner year for LGBTQ-themed films, many screening locally at Bay Area film festivals such as Frameline and Berlin & Beyond. Below, find my picks, a baker's dozen of truly fine films.

Seasoned greetings!

Seasoned greetings!

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Dec 18, 2018

This time of year the airwaves are full of Christmas carols and other Yuletide ditties, but Out There's favorite holiday anthem has always been song satirist Tom Lehrer's "A Christmas Carol."

Best movies of the year, 2018

Best movies of the year, 2018

  • by David Lamble
  • Dec 18, 2018

The best 2018 films reflect a striking LGBTQ visibility from singular talents such as rising star Lucas Hedges.

Starring RBG

Starring RBG

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 18, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shines in "On the Basis of Sex," Mimi Leder's new biopic that recreates Ginsburg's years at Harvard Law School and the first case she argued in a courtroom.

Classics revisited for holiday giving

Classics revisited for holiday giving

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Dec 18, 2018

DVDs are good holiday gift choices, especially for fans of classic Hollywood films.

Boy with a problem

Boy with a problem

  • by David Lamble
  • Dec 11, 2018

The dark drama "Ben Is Back" begins with the sudden return of a teenage boy, Ben Burns (slyly disturbing Lucas Hedges) to his suburban home.

All shook up

All shook up

  • by David Lamble
  • Dec 11, 2018

This week a Norwegian film delivers a cautionary revenge-of-nature tale that will be hard for many Bay Area residents to resist. "The Quake" (opening Friday) may strike some as a 106-minute preview of coming attractions.