Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: Dennis Harvey

Arts Forecast: Apocalypse… but make it fashion!

The name of this column, "Arts Forecast," has suddenly taken on an ominous tone in this moment of cancellations and uncertainty. While we are waiting to see what help...

Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

48 Hills festival movie critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks travels the continent for us checking out the biggest film events. He also hosts the invaluable MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS series. Here...

Hopes, fears, dreams, and ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’

Two African American dreamers, Jimmie (first-time actor Jimmie Fails) and Mont (Jonathan Majors) are struggling to survive in the unforgiving reality of the City by the Bay in “The...

Ficks’ Picks: Best Movies of 2018

FICKS' PICKS Jesse Hawthorne Ficks picks his favorite films of 2018 and presents them in a double bill format. Save this spoiler-free list for those late nites when you...

Best movies of 2018? Film Critics Circle makes its picks

I love the idea of a film critics' circle. I think, naturally, of a number film lovers sitting around a warm DVD player, knitting brows, sipping tea, petting a...

Screen Grabs: Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, Roma, The Favourite …

SCREEN GRABS This is no time for Christmas shopping, at least if you’re a film buff—not only is the genre festival Another Hole in the Head (previewed last week) already in...

Screen Grabs: Three new films of note

Our critic Dennis Harvey checks out three new films:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxhi_3hDUPE THE LURE Those who found La La Land too generic a mashup of movie-musical cliches will certainly find more originality in Agnieszka Smoczynska’s Polish feature,...

2016: Some very bright spots

Good lord, 2016 -- the year the music died, the year the Internet got too real, the year America got majorly oranged. When the Bay Area wasn't showing its...

SF Silent Film Festival screens for the times

By Dennis Harvey Every summer the Castro Theater fills with patrons — some of whom fly across the country or further for the occasion — eager to lose themselves in...

Guns, girls, gangsters storm Castro Theatre

From 'Chinatown at Midnight' to 'Dangerous Blondes,' the I Wake Up Dreaming series showcases rare noir films, Thu/6-Sept. 3. By Dennis Harvey SCREEN GRABS Elliot Lavine programmed his first noir series...