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Screen Grabs: Strange fantasies, just before the holidays

A horticultural thriller, a killer red dress, The Two Popes, A Million Little Pieces: Here's what's in cinemas this week

Arts Forecast: Drag Queens on Ice, Burning Man: The Musical, more

Heiroglyphics, Krampus Pageant, Paranoid London, Sophie, Go Bang!, a couple great art walks, and more this week.

Screen Grabs: Monsters (and wonders) of history awaken

Day of Silents, Romanian classics, a restored French Nazi thriller, Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, and more in cinemas

Theatre of Yugen stages ‘A Christmas Carol’ with an ancient Japanese spin

Dickens classic is reborn in Noh. We spoke with the new production's director.

Another Hole in the Head fest brings a healthy dose of violent mayhem

The dead will rise, the malevolent tree wraiths will conquer. Here's our critic's top picks from this year's gathering.

Life before dot-com: Two exhibitions explore the not-so-distant past of SF

McEvoy Foundation's "Michael Jang’s California" and "Blazing and Blasted" provide memories for our amnesic metropolis

Screen Grabs: Now that’s Italian!

Cinema Italian Style, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Gay Chorus Deep South, Waves, and more in cinemas this week

Arts Forecast: And here’s the real kicker…

'Stomp' still stomps. Plus: Lavender Country, Cuban neon, Recombinant Fest, Patrick Cowley, a drag 'The Wall,' more.

Screen Grabs: Three of the year’s best dramas and more

It's that time of year when "serious" films get wide release—and here are some of the best ones you'll see.

Screen Grabs: South Asian cinema, transgender visions, amateur porn…

Three diverse festivals open up. Plus: Soviets and Surrealists, Synonyms, Collisions, more in cinemas this week.