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Screen Grabs

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.'

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.

Screen Grabs: ‘Santa Claus Conquers the Martians’ + more Yuletide treats

Dear Santa, Fatman, A Reindeer's Journey and more to keep you warm while you're home for the holidays

Screen Grabs: When political violence is no longer unimaginable

Stories of oppression, terror, murder—and heroism. Plus: 'Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Rea & Stimpy Story,' more

Screen Grabs: Warm season, very hot topics

Political violence, ethnic strife, and marital doubts south of the equator. Plus: Lost Landscapes of SF, more

Screen Grabs: ’76 Days’ traces Wuhan’s locktight fight against COVID

These new releases are far from your typical, escapist holiday fare. A documentary on US childcare workers, 'Farewell Amor' targets the emotions of immigrations, and more.

With gore and gags, Another Hole in the Head cuts through season’s treacle

Take shelter from holiday schlock with the venerable film fest's 17th edition—in streamable form, of course.

Screen Grabs: Rockin’ around the wee home screen

Music legends Shane McGowan, Billie Holiday, Frank Zappa, PJ Harvey, more leap into your living room in new docs

Screen Grabs: Think our city has problems? Meet this ‘Mayor’

One of the year's best movies lands. Plus: Drunk Danes, one funny uncle, a Black Bear brainteaser, more new movies.