Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Dennis Harvey

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Screen Grabs: A fascinating ‘Father,’ an over-bloated ‘Cherry’…

Even for movies, it feels like 2020 is dragging its feet well into 2021. COVID World’s changes in release patterns and delays in awards-giving mean that some films being...

Screen Grabs: Celebrating neglected SF filmmaker Sara Kathryn Arledge

Plus: More women on screen, from Crystal Z Campbell and 'Sophie Jones' to graffiti photos and EDM inequality

Screen Grabs: The marvelous range of Max von Sydow

Plus: Jane Fonda tours 1972 Vietnam, a dog tale from Turkey, mischievous orphans in Afghanistan, more

Screen Grabs: They love Israel—at least ’til Kingdom come

Plus: My Darling Supermarket, Ski Bum, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, and the Mauritanian

Screen Grabs: A fantastical hybrid from Ivory Coast in ‘Night of the Kings,’ more

While the increased demand for streaming content hasn’t greatly diversified the mainstream—Amazon Prime Video just announced a severe curtailing in its documentary acquisitions, a major calamity for nonfiction filmmakers—it...

Screen Grabs: Complex webs of crime—and sometimes punishment

Silk Road tells a sordid tale of drugs and the Internet. Plus: Mafia King, Test Pattern, and a very Wrong Turn

Screen Grabs: Elders on the move, in love and crisis

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a couple navigating dementia in 'Supernova'; 'Nomadland' shows Frances McDormand weathering poverty

Screen Grabs: A rousing celebration of Black History Month

SF Urban Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, an Edward Owens showcase—plus a new release with LaKeith Stanfield as a Panther plant.

Screen Grabs: American dreams, American screams

'Happy Cleaners' and Sundance stand-out 'Minari' question mobility narratives, while 'Sator' charts a path to spectral horror.

Screen Grabs: The outlaw sounds of youth

Lover's Rock and outlaw country docs. Plus: MC Escher, Black art history, and are we living in a simulation? New movies!