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Saturday, January 23, 2021
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Movies

Screen Grabs: Two looks at Black legends in ‘MLK/FBI’ and ‘One Night in Miami…”

As we prepare for Black History Month, new releases look back at the complex heroes who powered the civil rights movement.

Screen Grabs: Sometimes, a deliciously absurd film is all you need

The squirming abdominals of 'Bloody Hell' joust with Chinese super-production 'Skyfire' and hotel-scare 'Climate of the Hunter' for this week's most ludicrous new release.

Screen Grabs: Dublin housing crunch to stowaway aliens, cinematic escapes for all

'Herself' threads a gentrification tale, while 'Shadow in the Cloud' is 2021's most ludicrous flick so far.

Screen Grabs: New year brings films challenging us to rethink the status quo

Forced sterilizations in California prisons, disastrous Venezuelan coastal pollution, and adults who live with facial disfigurement are the subject of 2021's first releases.

Screen Grabs: 25 great films of 2020, the year we needed movies more than ever

Here's our film critic's best-of, from the redemption of ‘Showgirls’ in 'You Don't Nomi' to masterful turns by the cast of 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.'

Roxie Virtual Cinema: Best of the Bay 2020 Editors’ Pick

When curtains came down and laptops fired up, Roxie Theatre's online arm delivered 200+ diverse and heady films

In ‘Aggie,’ a $100 million inspiration to shrink the carceral state through art and activism

She sold her Liechtenstein to fight mass incarceration: New film documents one woman's "philanthropy by justice not generosity"

SF Latino Film Festival comes roaring in at end of year

20 Features, 50 shorts, and 30+ programs—including a spotlight on Cuba—help lift us out of winter's depths

A storyteller with ‘Soul’: Pixar co-director on writing journey and big new movie

'Like jazz, life is improvisation' says former journalist Kemp Powers, who helmed new holiday blockbuster release.

Screen Grabs: Big names shoot for the stars with holiday releases

.... although the results aren't always stellar. Here's our run down of what's on for the holiday weekend.