Film

THE GUEST opens today! Plus more new movies!

FINALLY, clever, retro-styled thriller The Guest is here. Check out our interview with the filmmakers and star here, and then go see The Guest this...

Remembering Gary Webb, the fallen messenger resurrected on film

October 9, 2014
I always enjoy seeing fellow journalists and their work celebrated in a Hollywood blockbuster such as Kill the Messenger, which opens tomorrow. It’s even...

Essay: Revisiting the Coen Brothers’ 2013 ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Joel and Ethan Coen have been creating films for 30 years, dating back to their still-stunning, low-budget debut, neo-noir Blood Simple (1984); it premiered...

“All our families are f-ed up:” Director David Dobkin on his Duvall vs. Downey drama ‘The Judge’

October 8, 2014
With dysfunctional family tale-meets-courtroom drama The Judge (out Fri/10), director David Dobkin is no longer simply "the guy who directed The Wedding Crashers (2005)"...

Return of the messenger

How a new film vindicates journalist Gary Webb and his work exposing the connection between the CIA and cocaine traffickers

Film Listings: Oct 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Rep Clock: Oct 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/8-Tue/14 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

The Selector: Oct. 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8 King Khan and BBQ Show King Khan is perhaps best known for his work with his garage-soul-punk outfit The Shrines, a tremendously noisy...

Go for Goth

'The Guest' filmmakers talk Carpenter, moody music, and finding the humor in horror

By George

A new book collects George Kuchar's shouts and murmurs

Con and on

Thrilling, stylish Highsmith adaptation 'The Two Faces of January'

The Doctorow is in

The sci-fi writer visits the Bay Area with two new works

Mill Valley, ‘Gone Girl,’ and TWO flicks featuring Satan: yep, must be time for new movies!

The 37th annual Mill Valley Film Festival opened last night and runs through October 12 at all the big Marin venues (Larkspur's Lark Theater,...

Festival-sized doses of art, food, and technology at Portland’s TBA fest

October 1, 2014
As the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) presented the 12th iteration of the Time-Based Art Festival September 11-21, two newer festivals (Feast Portland and...

Cel mates

Mill Valley Film Festival screens vintage and innovative animated features

Bridgeworthy

More Mill Valley Film Festival picks

You better recognize

Under-the-radar artists (and a misunderstood legend) get their due in Mill Valley Film Fest doc

Film Listings: Oct 1-6, 2014

October 1, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Stage Listings: Oct. 1-6, 2014

October 1, 2014
THEATEROPENINGAbsolutely Fabulous Stage Werx, 446 Valencia, SF; www.eventbrite.com/e/absolutely-fabulous-abfab-tickets-12641718721. $15-35. Opens Thu/2, 8pm. Runs Thu, 8pm; Fri, 11pm. Through Dec 12. The hit British sitcom...

Rep Clock: Oct 1-6, 2014

September 30, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/1-Tue/7 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Our Weekly Picks: Oct 1-8, 2014

September 30, 2014
THURSDAY 2  Great Gatsby Loft Party Dust off that swanky flapper dress, feather headband, and Grandma's pearls, or go as a gangster with that...

TIFF 2014: Three more notables, plus a lucky top 13

September 25, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment here!Three films at this year's Toronto Film Film Festival achieved...

Win tickets to Chinatown at Paramount Theatre October 10

September 25, 2014
CHINATOWN (1974) - In 1937 Los Angeles, private eye Jake "J.J." Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) to undertake an...

New protections for abortion seekers proposed, but may face rival efforts

After a years-long saga of trying to regulate the loudest and rudest protesters outside clinics that offer abortions, a new law may finally protect...