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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...

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...

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...

Rep Clock : Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/24-Tue/30 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

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...

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...

Voters still in the dark on campaign funding

September 3, 2014
A legislative attempt to shed light on major funders of political campaign ads died in Sacramento last week, and the politics surrounding its demise...

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...

Hot tickets

FALL ARTS 2014 Film season unspools at a theater (or a park or museum) near you

American landscapes: a review of SF native Sean Wilsey’s essay collection, ‘More Curious’

August 20, 2014
Midway through the introduction to More Curious (McSweeney's Books, 342 pp., $22), his recently-published collection of essays from the last 15 years, Sean Wilsey...

More time, same crime

Decades after crack cocaine "epidemic," bill aims for parity between crack and powder cocaine sentencing

Cubicle cult

Stephen Root on staplers and the enduring appeal of 'Office Space'

Capitalism, performance art, and a whole lot of ass-shaking: Notes from a Beyoncé and Jay Z show

August 6, 2014
First off: To review a Beyoncé and Jay Z show, in the traditional way that music writers generally review live music — assessing and...

Rep Clock: August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/6-Tue/12 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Rep Clock: July 30 – August 5, 2014

July 29, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/30-Tue/5 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Here are some things that happen when you interview hip-hop legend Biz Markie during a promotional celebrity appearance at...

July 25, 2014
Tonight's game starts at 7:05, at which point Biz Markie, the “clown prince of hip-hop,” most famous for his hit sing-songy single “Just a...

Rep Clock: July 23 – 29, 2014

July 22, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/23-Tue/29 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Rep Clock: July 16 – 22, 2014

July 15, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/16-Tue/22 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Rep Clock: July 9 – 15, 2014

July 8, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/9-Tue/15 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Endless Don

The Roxie celebrates the roller-coaster career of an erstwhile Hollywood hunk

Lost and found

A man with a dream (and 3,000 films) powers the Berkeley Underground Film Society