Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Screen Grabs: San Francisco’s real royal family, still glittering onward

'50 Years of Fabulous' comes a courtin'. Plus: a record of the 1972 National Black Political Convention, angsty Hungarians, more

Screen Grabs: Borat’s ‘totally sensationalized false account’ and other bombshell releases

Sure, it has Giuliani looking suspect—but is 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' any good? Plus, a new documentary on the grifters leading the alt-right movement, and 'The Guardian of Memory.'

Screen Grabs: Must-see horror films for the Halloween that wasn’t

Drive-ins step in for trick-or-treating in 2020—plus, flicks following quarantine seances, malevolence-plagued asylum seekers, bedeviled hairdos, and Kazahk-Bulgarian dystopian futures visible from the gloom of home.

Screen Grabs: When punk made racism uncool again

White Riot documents Rock Against Racism. Plus: I Wake Up Streaming, Trial of the Chicago 7, The Wall of Mexico, more

Screen Grabs: Don’t worry, he said, COVID’s ‘Totally Under Control’

A new doc parses the US pandemic response catastrophe. Plus: Driving While Black, more

Screen Grabs: New films storm the barricades, in myriad ways

New movies embody the spirit of activism—and different spirits, too. Plus: American Indian and Filipino flicks, and a Woody Allen stinker.

Mill Valley Film Fest brings wide-screen drama, intimate star power

This year's fest blows up with 80 features, dazzling tributes, a drive-in, and the addition of Doclands.

Screen Grabs: Early glimmers of a legendary firecracker

Carole Lombard's pre-screwball movies get a deluxe release. Plus: Nightstream and Blumhouse horrors, The Campaign of Miner Bo, more

Screen Grabs: Will you strap in for the re-opening of SF cinemas?

Officials say next week is the re-entry date. Even if you're not ready to go IRL to theaters, here's a full lineup of new releases and online festivals to keep you glued to the screen.

Screen Grabs: Visions of liberation that don’t quite live up to legends

'The Glorias' and 'I Am Woman' let subjects down, 'Native Son' gets noir revival, 'Sign of the Cross' goes over the top.