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A few quick hits from the SF International Film Festival as it comes to a close

Sexual jealousy, filial betrayal, and bloodshed amid a civilization’s ruins. The SF International Film Festival began on these cheerful notes, with Viggo Mortensen, Oscar...

Hot and cool

Love story 'Blue is the Warmest Color' courts acclaim — and controversy

The conversations

Ever-evolving characters Jesse and Celine return in 'Before Midnight'

SFIFF report: French glam … and grit

At the outset of Friday evening’s SFIFF screening of the ’50s-set French film Populaire, director Régis Roinsard offered two hints as to what lay...

Out for more

Frameline celebrates 20 years of "New Queer Cinema" — and beyond

SFIFF 2012: gone but not forgotten

It’s been a week since the San Francisco International Film Festival ended, but after 15 days largely spent sitting in the dark at the...

Crazy, sexy (?), movies

YEAR IN FILM: Parsing the po-mo rom-com

Sing out

Musicals take center stage at Frameline 35

Status update

The Social Network pokes into the founding of Facebook

New York story

Do the right thing? Please Give examines the everyday agonies of liberal guilt

Moore and less

Atom Egoyan's uneven call-girl tale, Chloe

“Remember Me” is — you guessed it — forgettable

March 12, 2010
Ominously set in New York City during the summer of 2001, Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson (of the Twilight series) and Emilie de Ravin...

Citizen Welles

Richard Linklater's latest peeps the stage-bound early years of the movie genius

Take warning

Inconvenient truths abound in eco-docs The Age of Stupid and No Impact Man

Unhappily ever after

(500) Days of Summer's seasonal affective disorder

When in roam

Away We Go's unsettled couple finds their way home

SFIFF: Oaktown fugue

A certain stillness inhabits Frazer Bradshaw's Everything Strange and New


The grueling lives of five female dancers making their careers in present-day, post-Soviet Russia


Mikhalkov's modern, post-Soviet tale Based on Sidney Lumet's Twelve Angry Men (1957)

No joy

Wendy and Lucy's quiet desperation leaks from the screen

All American Rejects

Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist: Find Fluffy, already

Vamp camp

Lost Boys: The Tribe vants to suck your DVD

Jet boy, jet girl

A teenage life that's as wild and difficult as XXY

“Hello-Now, From Everywhere”

Drawings and text by Veronica De Jesus