Arts & Culture :: Movies

Sex lives of the stars!

Sex lives of the stars!

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 8, 2018

In director Matt Tyrnauer's new documentary "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood," author Scotty Bowers attends a book signing for his memoir "Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars."

Spike Lee's answer to Trump

Spike Lee's answer to Trump

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 8, 2018

Based on a true story, director Spike Lee's latest, "BlacKkKlansman" is the tale of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), a rookie cop in Colorado Springs during the early 1970s.

Junkie chanteuse

Junkie chanteuse

  • by David Lamble
  • Aug 8, 2018

"Nico, 1988" is a sad, silly tale about a boho recording star whose heroin-fueled demise was predictable.

August offerings at the Castro Theatre

August offerings at the Castro Theatre

  • by David Lamble
  • Aug 1, 2018

The Castro Theatre observes the dog days of summer with a calendar highlighted by David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" and Alfred Hitchcock's once-neglected late-1950s San Francisco-set masterpiece "Vertigo."

Jigsaw relationship

Jigsaw relationship

  • by David Lamble
  • Aug 1, 2018

The new social comedy "Puzzle" begins with might be dubbed "scenes from the life of a female doormat."

Gay man's road to fatherhood

Gay man's road to fatherhood

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 1, 2018

Quentin Lee chronicles his journey to fatherhood in "Gay Hollywood Dad."

Alexander McQueen's shock & awe

Alexander McQueen's shock & awe

  • by Sura Wood
  • Jul 26, 2018

At 40, Alexander McQueen, the rule-breaking, barn-burning, sacred-cow-goring British fashion designer, seemed to be a man on top of the world. But in 2010, at the height of his fame and creative powers in a field he loved, he took his own life.

Thursday Night Live with Gilda Radner

Thursday Night Live with Gilda Radner

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Jul 26, 2018

The audience for the opening night of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 38 at the Castro Theatre last Thursday night knew that they were in the presence of genius.

Corporate dirty dealing

Corporate dirty dealing

  • by David Lamble
  • Jul 26, 2018

The new documentary "Dark Money" (opens Friday) argues that the Watergate-era reforms addressing the Nixon scandals have been eclipsed by more sinister efforts by corporations (and possibly foreign governments) to rig the system.

More Jewish perspectives in movies

More Jewish perspectives in movies

  • by David Lamble
  • Jul 26, 2018

The 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival's final four days at the Castro Theatre feature 20 programs, narratives and documentaries focusing on identity - sexual, ethnic and religious.

Last call for summer flicks

Last call for summer flicks

  • by David Lamble
  • Jul 26, 2018

We wrap up our round-up of summer movies. Here's what to expect in August.

Gay pioneers in the pool

Gay pioneers in the pool

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 26, 2018

Logo-TV's latest documentary "Light in the Water" tells the untold story of a LA competitive swim team that became a force in the LGBTQ sports movement.

Government by the rich

Government by the rich

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Jul 26, 2018

"The #1 rule of political reporting is 'Follow the money,'" says John Adams, capital bureau chief for The Great Falls Tribune from 2007-15, who covers campaign finance abuse in Montana.

LGBTQ lives explored in SFJFF 38

LGBTQ lives explored in SFJFF 38

  • by David Lamble
  • Jul 18, 2018

The 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival returns, with 49 programs including a handful of LGBTQ-themed features.