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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.

December comes to the Castro Theatre

December comes to the Castro Theatre

  • by David Lamble
  • Dec 4, 2018

December 2018 at the Castro Theatre is a collection of the fabled cinema palace's greatest hits that should have something for every movie fan.

Fritz Lang's delusions of grandeur

Fritz Lang's delusions of grandeur

  • by Sura Wood
  • Dec 4, 2018

An undisputed titan of cinema, Fritz Lang was a genius at luring unsuspecting audiences into his claustrophobic, nightmarish universes.

Italian landscapes

Italian landscapes

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 27, 2018

Now in its 22nd year, the 2018 edition of the New Italian Cinema Film Festival returns with a youth-must-be-served theme.

Transgender & fit to serve

Transgender & fit to serve

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 20, 2018

The new documentary by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson "TransMilitary" shares the stories of four transgender people who serve in the U.S. military.

Teenage chefdom

Teenage chefdom

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 20, 2018

In the new culinary film bio-doc "Chef Flynn" (opening Friday), a blond, lightly freckled teenager, Flynn McGarry, is seen working up a head of steam in his family's kitchen.