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Friday, October 23, 2020
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Dennis Harvey

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A warped film fest for warped times

Mr. HoleHead's Warped Dimension beams good ol' fashioned chills, kills, and cheap thrills to your Zoom room.

Screen Grabs: Keeping it together—and falling apart

Spotlight on mental health with Blackbird, Last Call, the Swerve, Rialto, and Oliver Sacks. Plus: The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Space Dogs

Screen Grabs: Bring on the zombies!

A bloom of horror in a pandemic, with #Alive, Spiral, Ravers, The Devil All the Time, more. Plus: Fort Mason drive-in opens

Screen Grabs: Open your queer eye for Frameline

Global tales, intimate history, naughty fun: The LGBTQ+ film fest returns (online) to fierce up your fall.

Screen Grabs: Meet in the middle

This week's must-stream films bring visions of faraway lands and all-too-close looks at our own.

Screen Grabs: Heavy themes for heavy times

New movies: Social media manipulation, voter suppression, deportation, white nationalism... Oh, and Suzi Quatro!

Screen Grabs: Two notorious tricksters return—as does the big screen(?)

This week sees the US release at last of what must be the most re-scheduled movie in history, Tenet. Christopher Nolan’s latest Rubik’s Cube-y sci-fi extravaganza was the highest-profile...

Screen Grabs: Docfest brings pop-punk, word nerds, Pac-Man, Sleeze Lake, more

With no end in sight yet for a public health crisis that (thanks to the inimitable bungling of Dear Leader) only other countries are successfully moving past, many arts...

Screen Grabs: Get a funky zap from ‘Mr. Soul!’

One had hoped that the passage of over half a century from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s would provide a view of how far we’ve come as...

Screen Grabs: Flicks for diverse takes on the forces that be

From globe-trotting LGBTQ narratives to social justice documentaries (and dramas), there’s a lot of diversity amongst fresh streaming releases this week—as well as some low-down dirty thrills in a...