Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Dennis Harvey

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Screen Grabs: Warm season, very hot topics

Political violence, ethnic strife, and marital doubts south of the equator. Plus: Lost Landscapes of SF, more

Screen Grabs: ’76 Days’ traces Wuhan’s locktight fight against COVID

These new releases are far from your typical, escapist holiday fare. A documentary on US childcare workers, 'Farewell Amor' targets the emotions of immigrations, and more.

With gore and gags, Another Hole in the Head cuts through season’s treacle

Take shelter from holiday schlock with the venerable film fest's 17th edition—in streamable form, of course.

Screen Grabs: Rockin’ around the wee home screen

Music legends Shane McGowan, Billie Holiday, Frank Zappa, PJ Harvey, more leap into your living room in new docs

Screen Grabs: Think our city has problems? Meet this ‘Mayor’

One of the year's best movies lands. Plus: Drunk Danes, one funny uncle, a Black Bear brainteaser, more new movies.

Screen Grabs: Films for the Purple Tier

SFFILM’s DocStories, Arab Film Fest Collab offer streaming gems—and our critic reviews 'Thirst,' 'Werewolf,' and 'Minor Premise.'

Screen Grabs: Vintage Clint Eastwood rides again, warts and all

The SF-born, famously conservative star gets a Blu-ray retrospective. Plus: Zappa, Six in Paris, Made in Hong Kong, more movies

Screen Grabs: For Thanksgiving movies, one glam turkey and a swell ‘Black Bottom’

A David Bowie 'Stardust' biopic fizzles, but Chadwick Boseman (in his final role) and Viola Davis sizzle in 'Ma Rainey'

Screen Grabs: A globe-trotting filmmaker finally gets her due

Ulrike Ottinger in the spotlight at PFA. Plus: SF Cinematheque returns, The Sound of Metal, a Romanian tragedy, more movies

Screen Grabs: Racist technology, rocky queer love, and an Oakland thriller

Plus: Berlin & Beyond's In Focus installment, Mank, The Outpost, and more movies to dive into this week.