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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.

Scapegoating queers

Scapegoating queers

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 18, 2017

After viewing the new documentary "The Lavender Scare," there's no doubt that the 1950s were the worst time to be LGBTQ in this country.

Haynes + Vachon, Moviemaking Duo

Haynes + Vachon, Moviemaking Duo

  • by Sura Wood
  • Oct 12, 2017

In 1991, following the release of their first collaboration "Poison," producer Christine Vachon and director Todd Haynes found themselves on the leading edge of what has since been dubbed New Queer Cinema.

Moviemaking Against Apathy!

Moviemaking Against Apathy!

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 7, 2017

The 2017 Mill Valley Film Festival unspools Oct. 5-15.

Surreal Noir at the Castro Theatre

Surreal Noir at the Castro Theatre

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Sep 30, 2017

Some movies you saw as a kid turn out not to repay closer scrutiny. I've just re-watched "Ministry" on the Criterion DVD from my local library, twice. I took notes on the plot. I'm hell-bent on pinning down what the heck's going on in this flick.

Gender Showdown on the Tennis Court

Gender Showdown on the Tennis Court

  • by David Lamble
  • Sep 23, 2017

For LGBTQ movie-lovers, "The Battle of the Sexes" scores with a worthy ensemble. Co-directors Valerie Feris and Jonathan Dayton serve up their thoughts.

Castro Theatre Does September Right

Castro Theatre Does September Right

  • by David Lamble
  • Sep 10, 2017

This back-to-school month affords the Castro Theatre the opportunity to provide some juicy takes on affairs cultural, political and personal.

'Beach Rats' :: A Boy's Troubled Soul in Coney Island

'Beach Rats' :: A Boy's Troubled Soul in Coney Island

  • by David Lamble
  • Sep 8, 2017

"Beach Rats," opening Friday, is a disturbing fictional shout-out to the perversities of young male sexuality.

The Poetry in Patti Cake$' Raps

The Poetry in Patti Cake$' Raps

  • by David Lamble
  • Aug 27, 2017

The first thing you should know about Ms. Patti Cake$ - aspiring white rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P - is that she's a Jersey girl.

Remembering Jeanne Moreau

Remembering Jeanne Moreau

  • by David Lamble
  • Aug 8, 2017

Police abuse

Police abuse

  • by David Lamble
  • Aug 8, 2017

Fantasy fandom

Fantasy fandom

  • by David Lamble
  • Aug 2, 2017

August plays the Castro Theatre

August plays the Castro Theatre

  • by David Lamble
  • Aug 2, 2017

Sisters fight global homophobia

Sisters fight global homophobia

  • by Sari Staver
  • Aug 2, 2017