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Mortality play

Meryl (Justine Clarke) is basically the human incarnation of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, except without the "survival" part. As she rides the train...

“Come into my parlor, said the spider…etc.”

July 10, 2006
By Cheryl Eddy Kudos to Peaches Christ and the Midnight Mass gang for, like, totally freaking us out with this past weekend's excellently trashy...

Strap it on

CULT MOVIE It's finally here. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Fox Home Entertainment), a top contender in my sordid little mind for the...

Johnny bravo

Depp and company return for a savvy Pirates of the Caribbean sequel

Steel crazy

Superman Returns basks in hero worship

Angel of death

Park Chanwook caps off his revenge trilogy with the elegantly brutal Lady Vengeance

Gnaw on this

› cheryl@sfbg.com There's always room for another film festival in this town, especially when said fest is drowning in blood, guts, and supernatural...

San Francisco Black Film Festival

REVIEW Other local fests may grab more attention, but the ever-growing San Francisco Black Film Festival, now in its eighth year, is well worth...

Love bites

As any George Romero fan knows, it's utterly impossible to contain a zombie invasion. No San Francisco–set discussion of reanimated corpses should go without...

Blood brothers

DIY filmmakers Rick Popko and Dan West pursue guts and glory

Doing the Cannes-Cannes, Part Two

May 25, 2006
Gary Meyer of the Balboa is at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Here is the second of his reports. What a day! They’ve moved things...

Girls afraid

Just My Luck and Somersault map wildly different paths to maturity

That’s amore

DocFest loves up pizza, pageants, and pinball

Tragic replay

Are filmgoers ready for United 93?

Headbanger’s a ball

Canadian doc Metal honors the metal gods

Mapping The Descent

Seeking scream therapy at the festival? Search no further

The politically correct term is “Caucasian debris”

April 11, 2006
Album review: Toby Keith, White Trash With Money (Show Dog Nashville) Country star Toby Keith came to mainstream attention after his musical response to 9/11,...

Un certain regard

L'Enfant is perfection as usual for the Dardenne brothers

Whither Slither?

Slimy things in film.

Big skies, broken hearts

Wenders and Shepard revisit Paris, Texas by way of Butte, Montana

Little girls lost

Two new films ask, have you checked the children?