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Hair of the dog

SCREEN GRABS Most scary movies let us off by retreating comfortably far into the realm of fantasy, and many of this summer’s popcorn movies...

Now look here

SCREEN GRABS You may not have noticed it, but foreign films have grown increasingly scarce on American movie screens. In San Francisco this is...

A crackling evening of AGITPROP!

SCREEN GRABS The National Endowment for the Arts and PBS seem headed for budgetary doom under President Trump, although not because they’re costly and...

Splendido Dino

SCREEN GRABS Comedy is seldom universal, and Italian comedy is as culturally specific as any strain of humor. Yet for a while, Italian screen...

Screen Grabs: New films of note this week

SCREEN GRABS The SF International Film Festival’s 60th anniversary edition wrapped this Wednesday, and as if the rest of the local film world had...

Watch out — it’s SFIFF!

SCREEN GRABS This is a big year for the San Francisco International Film Festival (April 5-19). The oldest such event in the western hemisphere, it...

Screen Grabs: Three new films of note

Our critic Dennis Harvey checks out three new films:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxhi_3hDUPE THE LURE Those who found La La Land too generic a mashup of movie-musical cliches will certainly find more originality...

‘Wick’ is it

SCREEN GRABS Taking place about five minutes after the last one ended, John Wick: Chapter 2 has Keanu Reeves’ puppy-eyed unstoppable killing machine forced back into the...

Of singing lambs and serial killers

ON STAGE Broadway and Hollywood used to be frenemies. It was an accepted wisdom that film versions killed off the audience for a stage...

Dive into Indiefest

SCREEN GRABS SF Indiefest (running through February 16) is the founding cornerstone of The Empire That Jeff Ross Built, a year-round series of film festivals...