Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dennis Harvey

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Dive into Indiefest

SCREEN GRABS SF Indiefest (running through February 16) is the founding cornerstone of The Empire That Jeff Ross Built, a year-round series of film festivals and related events with the...

Latin lovers, shady players, and super Jeegs

SCREEN GRABS In the medium’s first decades, then again for a couple decades or more in the post-WW2 era, Italy had one of the world’s biggest and most prolific...

3rd i opens up

SCREEN GRABS The oldest and largest media arts organization of its type in the US, 3rd i Films launches its 14th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival (Thu/10-Sun/13...

Noir, n’est-ce pas?

SCREEN GRABS Things are changing at the Roxie (not for the first time) at the Roxie, with some fresh programming blood and the departure of a longtime favorite --...

‘Moonlight’ electrifies

SCREEN GRABS In 2008, the SF International Film Festival premiered then-local resident Barry Jenkins’ Medicine for Melancholy, a stylish surprise in which a one-night-stand between two attractive young African-American people...

A different kind of “femme fatale”

SCREEN GRABS As Election Day approaches, it is clear that to much of our nation’s citizenry, there is nothing more horrifying than a woman who is smarter than they...

Hole-y terrors

SCREEN GRABS As Election Day approaches, real life is terrifying enough -- making it a good moment to blow off steam by experiencing some reassuringly fictive frights at Another Hole in the Head (Thu/27-Nov...

Champagne supernovas, spilling over

SCREEN GRABS/ALL EARS The biggest noise of 90s Britpop, Manchester’s Oasis was briefly as massive as their hype -- not to mention their self-estimation -- before too much ego,...

Lights, camera, Mill Valley

SCREEN GRABS In the Bay Area we’re fortunate to have arthouses, film festivals and other outlets providing year-round access to movies not typically on the multiplex menu—foreign-language and independent...

Resurrecting the mighty Alhambra

SCREEN GRABS Designed inside and out by Timothy Pfleuger (who also created fellow art deco movie palaces the Castro and Paramount, among other Bay Area landmarks), the Alhambra Theater...