Friday, April 16, 2021

Dennis Harvey

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Favorite films of 2017

SCREEN GRABS Hollywood has already loaded the multiplexes with both entertainment fluff and awards bait for your between-holidays viewing pleasure, so openings this week are very, very few. However,...

Screen Grabs: A Christmas weekend movie bonanza

We are now in that time of year where for many, going to the movies means finding something "suitable for the whole family." Ergo this week brings Dwayne Johnson,...

Screen Grabs: California Typewriter, Lost Landscapes of San Francisco …

It’s a big weekend for family entertainment, with not only the new Star Wars joint (The Last Jedi—one of the falsest "last" promises in the history of movies, one...

Screen Grabs: The Shape of Water, Shadowman, Agitprop 2….

SCREEN GRABS Two of the year’s more Oscar-hyped performances hit theaters this week, from two reliably excellent performers. There’s Gary Oldman under a whole lot of makeup as Winston...

Screen Grabs: Disaster Artist, Polish Animation, The Breadwinner….

SCREEN GRABS Not a lot going on this week in the realm of mainstream releases. But there’s no end of interest on the arthouse and rep-house circuit, with the...

Screen Grabs: Brewmaster, Franz Fanon, The Divine Order, Pan’s Labyrinth …

SCREEN GRABS Thanksgiving is a big week for movies — much of America rolls downhill toward the multiplex after gorging themselves on the big day, or during the subsequent...

Screen Grabs: LA 92, My Friend Dahmer, Chinese American Film Festival…

2SCREEN GRABS With as little ado as possible, let’s launch this newcolumn highlighting the week’s film picks — an attempt to provide an easy checklist of highlights for people...

Screen Grabs: A French feast of film noir

SCREEN GRABS Entertainment-industry legends seem to be dropping like flies these days, underlining the fact that luminaries of the 1960s and '70s are well into their dotage, while survivors...

New flicks!

SCREEN GRABS Late August, when the kids are nearly back in school and the summer blockbusters are gradually winding down at the box office, is a time when a...

Heated moments

SCREEN GRABS Filmmaking in the Philippines hit a first "golden age" in the years after World War II. That was followed by a 1960s boom in which quantity if...