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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...

More SFIFF must-sees

SCREEN GRABS This year's annual international film festival is chock full of exciting screenings and important explorations. After the first wave, here are more...

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...

What we saw at Sundance 2017: Narratives

The 33rd Annual Sundance Film Festival took place during the snowiest winter of the past 10 years in Park erity, Utah. Even trudging through...

What we saw at Sundance 2017: Documentaries

The 33rd Annual Sundance Film Festival took place during the snowiest winter of the past 10 years in Park City, Utah. Even with a...

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...

What if AIDS never happened?

SCREEN GRABS What if Sylvester sang at this year's Grammys? What if Keith Haring was speaking right now at Art Basel Miami, or appearing at...