Films

Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
MASONIC MOONWALKBeck brought his endlessly funky band to the new Masonic Sept. 19 for opening night, where they ran through melancholy new tunes from...

Flooding the streets

Climate movement's big day raises hopes and questions

TIFF 2014: Foreign favorites, part two (Asia and beyond)

September 22, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment here!Zhang Yimou's Ju Dou (1990) was an unofficial remake of...

TIFF 2014: Foreign favorites, part one

September 19, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment here!** Working steadily for over 40 years, achieving more than...

Questions of the week: Who is the walrus? And who is Liam Neeson gonna take down next? New movies!

If Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' ongoing Pixel Vision posts about the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival have you longing for your own festival experience, check...

Hockey! Drums! Pianos! And TRASHY MOVIES! Passions ruled TIFF 2014

September 17, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from an epic Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first installment here.Despite notable entries like George Roy Hill's defining Slap...

Indian Joe suffers a tragic injury, keeps his sense of humor

September 17, 2014
We spotted Indian Joe, an iconic San Francisco character who’s famous for emulating the look of rock legend Alice Cooper, on the sidewalk outside...

Rep Clock: Sep 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/17-Tue/23 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Film Listings: Sept 17-23, 2014

September 17, 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: September 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

This Week’s Picks: Sept 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
WEDNESDAY/17  Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane Flyaway Productions, the aerial dance company that aims to "expose the range and power of female physicality," will use...

Waltz work

Tarantino's muse can't save Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

Joyous blues

September 16, 2014

New doc spotlights the musical wanderings of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz

Toronto International Film Festival report: in defense of the long, long movie

September 16, 2014
The unstoppable Jesse Hawthorne Ficks keeps his eyes open 24/7 through another Toronto International Film Festival, and lives to tell the tale (but shares no...

This Week’s Picks: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
Particles, waves, subatomic forcesTHURSDAY 11 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival One of the advantages of being the center of the tech industry is hosting a...

Rep Clock: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/10-Tue/16 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Theater Listings: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Film Listings: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 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...

Urban decay

A family struggles to survive in crime drama 'Metro Manila'

This Week’s Picks: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY 3  WestWave Dance Festival In its 23rd year, the WestWave Dance Festival, now under the auspices of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, has come...

Rep Clock: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/3-Tue/9 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Theater Listings: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Film Listings: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 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...

Flynn and out

Hollywood-scandal tale 'The Last of Robin Hood' comes up short