Sunday, May 16, 2021

Movies

Screen Grabs: SF as a longtime ‘refuge for weirdos and artists’

'Tell The We Were Here' remembers. Plus: DocLands guide, Middle East peace goals, Parkland tragedy teens

Screen Grabs bonus: Strap yourself in for the Warped Dimension fest

Horror-scifi weekend brings out killer stuffed animals, Estonian dystopia, and Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response techniques

Screen Grabs: One million streaming options and you’re bored? Try these rare releases

Quintessential French seriocomedies, pioneering US indies, and virtually unknown relics of African cinema

Screen Grabs: Senior directors up to newer tricks

Releases from lauded veterans Zhang Yimou, Ulrike Ottinger, and Roy Andersson. Plus: Taking on a corrupt dairy co-op

Nevermind the Oscars: Here’s Ficks’ Picks favorite flicks of 2020 (and beyond)

The overlooked, the underseen, and more: Unmissable gems to search out, from a very strange cinematic era

Screen Grabs: San Francisco is the devil’s playground. Thank goodness!

A new doc captures Satanist Anton LaVey, โ€œthe coolest grandpa ever.โ€ Plus: Werewolves on Wheels, Bad Witch, more

Screen Grabs: Women electronica innovators to Sesame Street, new docs take on legends

Our critic's take on this week's batch of documentaries that bring back the heyday of Tiny Tim, and the emotional educational prowess of Big Bird.

Screen Grabs: Films for a fragile planet, from Puerto Rico to Mars

Livable Planet fest opens with excellent Landfall, more. Plus: 8 Billion Angels, Occupy the Farm, Gunda, Malni

Screen Grabs: Wine, mystery, folk music, black comedy at Greek Film Fest

Plus: Psilocybic British horror 'In the Earth,' Scandinavian cancer drama 'Hope,' Tiny Dance Fest, more new movies

Screen Grabs: ’80s Italian exploitation hunk George Eastman rides again

From caveman to Blastfighter, he did it all. Plus: a bounty of horror movies including 'Honeydew' and 'Jakob's Wife'