Arts & Culture :: Movies

Refugee camp

Refugee camp

  • by David Lamble
  • Dec 6, 2017

In the opening frames of the new Finnish comedy-drama "The Other Side of Hope," a head appears in a dusty coal-bin.

Winston Churchill's missing bits

Winston Churchill's missing bits

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Dec 6, 2017

Make-up does not a performance make, as is proved by "Darkest Hour," opening Friday in the Bay Area.

A Coney Island of the mind

A Coney Island of the mind

  • by David Lamble
  • Dec 6, 2017

Woody Allen returns to Coney Island in his latest release, "Wonder Wheel."

Card shark

Card shark

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 29, 2017

"Dealt" tells the story of a man who turned a disability into a successful parlor act and a most unusual career.

Creepy peep-show motel

Creepy peep-show motel

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Nov 29, 2017

"Voyeur" streams on Netflix starting Friday.

The Castro Theatre does December

The Castro Theatre does December

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 29, 2017

The Castro Theatre provides holiday treats throughout December.

Great Dickens

Great Dickens

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 21, 2017

In the trailer for "The Man Who Invented Christmas," Christopher Plummer, the movie's Ebenezer Scrooge, ends his pitch with "Bah humbug!"

Military madness

Military madness

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 21, 2017

In "Last Flag Flying" director Richard Linklater offers a fractured-fairy-tale sequel to Hal Ashby's 1973 Navy buddy/coming-of-age saga "The Last Detail."

Swiss Women voting

Swiss Women voting

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Nov 21, 2017

It's hard to imagine not being able to vote and really wanting to.

Riot act

Riot act

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 15, 2017

The riveting new documentary "LA 92" arrives Friday in Bay Area theaters.

Dahmer Dearest

Dahmer Dearest

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Nov 15, 2017

An intimate look at one of our greatest gay predators, "My Friend Dahmer" opens Friday at the Roxie Theater.

Fighting ignorance with science

Fighting ignorance with science

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 15, 2017

The witty bio-doc "Bill Nye: The Science Guy" is a fast-paced dose of arguments aimed at climate-change deniers.

Transgender Lives on the Silver Screen

Transgender Lives on the Silver Screen

  • by Sari Staver
  • Nov 8, 2017

On its 20th anniversary, the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) will present its largest program ever.

Show-biz trouper

Show-biz trouper

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 8, 2017

Now 94 years old and confined to a wheelchair, Rose Marie is ready for her next job.