Arts & Culture :: Movies

We're all in 'The Square'

We're all in 'The Square'

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Nov 8, 2017

The 2017 Palme d'Or at Cannes is a must-see for aesthetes who have lost faith in the power of art to surprise.

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.

Italian scenarios

Italian scenarios

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 8, 2017

The 2017 edition of New Italian Cinema continues Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 9-12, at San Francisco's Vogue Theatre.

Queer & Disabled on the Big Screen

Queer & Disabled on the Big Screen

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 1, 2017

Two queer-themed films will be included in "Superfest: The International Disability Film Festival" this weekend.

The French have their reasons

The French have their reasons

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Nov 1, 2017

The heart has its reasons that Reason fails to comprehend, at least that's what the French say.

November lights up the Castro Theatre

November lights up the Castro Theatre

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 1, 2017

The Castro Theatre performs its role as both a showcase for classic film and a neat place to catch today's award-season cinema.

Cloistered life

Cloistered life

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 1, 2017

"Novitiate" (opening Friday) is that rare new film that can inspire both a shock of recognition and a feeling of deja vu.

Synchronized Hearts

Synchronized Hearts

  • by Matthew Kennedy
  • Oct 25, 2017

Todd Haynes' high-reaching ode to youthful dreams and disappointments "Wonderstruck" comes to us from New Jersey-born designer-illustrator-author Brian Selznick's popular 2011 book.

Army at the Castro

Army at the Castro

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 25, 2017

"The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin" (2017), Jennifer Kroot's bio-documentary (with co-director Bill Weber), is several films in one.

Nosferatu's Gay Master

Nosferatu's Gay Master

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 25, 2017

"The Language of Shadows" is a one-hour documentary included on Kino Lorber's DVD release of FW Murnau's classic chiller "Nosferatu" (1922).

Of rats & humans

Of rats & humans

  • by Erat Blackwell
  • Oct 25, 2017

Rats are everywhere, just like people. They want what we want: warmth, shelter, food, family.

Love in the time of the plague

Love in the time of the plague

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 25, 2017

The powerful new French drama "BPM (Beats Per Minute)" immediately makes the personal political.

Wondrous World of Tom of Finland

Wondrous World of Tom of Finland

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 18, 2017

Early in the new biopic "Tom of Finland," opening Friday, our hero is a Finnish soldier guarding his country's northern border from enemy attack.

Pooh Corner musings

Pooh Corner musings

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 18, 2017

The new biographical drama "Goodbye Christopher Robin," from British director Simon Curtis, takes on the tricky task of grounding a beloved collection of child-friendly nursery stories.