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Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Screen Grabs: Another vital public film program axed—for what?

SFMOMA's hatchet job. Plus reviews of Blood Red Sky, Old, Charlatan, Mandibles, more

Screen Grabs: Tracking a social media monster in ‘Sweat’

Plus: A trainwreck Val Kilmer self-documentary that still rivets, a stylish goof in homage to a Dominican legend

Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest delves into heroes, hoaxes, and hair-raisers

Teen tribulations, historical thrillers, and even a Bernie Madoff musical at the 41st installment, online and in-person.

Screen Grabs: Porcine Nick Cage love affair makes ‘Pig’ a whole meal

The week's new films have something for every taste, from the oceanic terror roiling 'Great White' to a city symphony in 'Summertime.'

Screen Grabs: Bodies talk in this week’s films, from ‘Angel’ to ‘Barfly’

Get into the physical form, with surprising superheroes, eating disorder examination, and an adaptation of interviews with Bukowski.

Screen Grabs: Two deeply different narratives of sex work in ‘Working Girls’ and ‘Medusa’

Plus: Saudi Arabian feminist mythology soars in 'Scales' and 'Dachra's creepy atmospherics.

Fred Halsted’s ‘70s gay porn invades the arthouse multiplex

Fists of fury, influential slow-pans, and a double feature that refuses to be defined by its sensationalist sex acts.

Screen Grabs: Final chapter of ‘Purge’ series is an eerie echo of modern chaos

'The Forever Purge' is not subtle. But then, we are not living in gently-nuanced cultural times.

Screen Grabs: Recalling that very oddball cinematic year, 1971

What's in theaters—then and now. Plus" 'I Carry You With Me,' 'Scenes from an Empty Church,' more

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