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Go for Goth

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

Georgian rhapsody

'Discovering Georgian Cinema' raises the curtain on a vital national cinema

Hot tickets

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

Vortex room

Sci-fi puzzler 'Coherence' raises the bar for high-concept, low-budget filmmaking

Anxious art

Striking 'Masterpieces of Polish Cinema' at the PFA -- with a strange Jerry Garcia(!) twist

Tropical impressions

A few picks from YBCA's New Filipino Cinema 2014

Vinegar and salt

It's a good time to be a fan of vintage exploitation cinema

Eternal beauty

SF Silent Film Festival unearths treasures and curiosities

New direction

SF Film Society head Noah Cowan settles into the job — and eagerly awaits his first SFIFF

Shooting straight

An actor prepares for several comebacks in 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me'

Telling tales

Diverse stories take to the screen in CAAMFest's documentary competition

Women with movie cameras

Cheers to CAAMFest's crop of female Asian American film directors

Goldies 2014 Film: Malic Amalya

A filmmaker who strives for both academic and artistic excellence

Goldies 2014 Dance/Film: San Francisco Dance Film Festival

After starting small, the ambitious festival had a banner 2013 (with even bigger plans for the future)

Global tension

Noir City 12 widens its focus — but it still ain't afraid of the dark

Death and life

Archetypal tales and vibrant cinematic voices reign at the African Film Festival

Breaking points

New films from China teem with 21st century angst

Pop psychology

This year, fathers loomed large (and caused havoc) at the multiplex

Year in Film: Jesse Hawthorne Ficks’ Eclectic 2013 Countdown

16. Oldboy (Spike Lee, US) and Drug War (Johnnie To, China/Hong Kong) Two films from two of the hardest-working filmmakers in the biz. Though close to an hour and 20 minutes were butchered from...

Watch out!

THE YEAR IN FILM: Films in 2013 favored solo peril, moody self-discovery, and greed-fueled plunges

Bully pulpit

Why it doesn't "get better" for Carrie White

Spiking the box office

THE YEAR IN FILM: Looking back at a triumphant year for African American films

This stuff’ll kill ya

Feed your genre needs at Another Hole in the Head

Camp classic

Bloody long, and bloody fun: 'Crystal Lake Memories' documents the 'Friday the 13th' franchise in its gory entirety