Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Screen Grabs

Screen Grabs: A globe-trotting filmmaker finally gets her due

Ulrike Ottinger in the spotlight at PFA. Plus: SF Cinematheque returns, The Sound of Metal, a Romanian tragedy, more movies

Screen Grabs: Racist technology, rocky queer love, and an Oakland thriller

Plus: Berlin & Beyond's In Focus installment, Mank, The Outpost, and more movies to dive into this week.

Screen Grabs: A much-needed civic boost with ‘City Hall’

Plus: tributes to women older and younger, a portrait of toxic friendship, religious ecstasy in Brazil

Screen Grabs: Over the moon, but no time to rest

Now that the election's over, remember other countries? An Iranian thriller, South Korean mayhem, and a gay Irish pair hit screens

Screen Grabs: Watching from the thick of it all

This week sees a gaggle of releases that seem appropriate for our anxiety-fraught moment. (Although we're hoping for good news)

Screen Grabs: Contagion outdoors, creepy elders, Acute Misinformation… sound familiar?

Attack of the Demons, Darkness in Tenement 45, Koko-di Koko-da, and more twisted fare for a twisted moment.

Screen Grabs: San Francisco’s real royal family, still glittering onward

'50 Years of Fabulous' comes a courtin'. Plus: a record of the 1972 National Black Political Convention, angsty Hungarians, more

Screen Grabs: Borat’s ‘totally sensationalized false account’ and other bombshell releases

Sure, it has Giuliani looking suspect—but is 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' any good? Plus, a new documentary on the grifters leading the alt-right movement, and 'The Guardian of Memory.'

Screen Grabs: Must-see horror films for the Halloween that wasn’t

Drive-ins step in for trick-or-treating in 2020—plus, flicks following quarantine seances, malevolence-plagued asylum seekers, bedeviled hairdos, and Kazahk-Bulgarian dystopian futures visible from the gloom of home.

Screen Grabs: When punk made racism uncool again

White Riot documents Rock Against Racism. Plus: I Wake Up Streaming, Trial of the Chicago 7, The Wall of Mexico, more