Stories about Divisive

Screen Grabs: ’90s UK rave scene springs back to life in ‘Beats’

The SF International Film Festival that wasn’t a couple months ago—one of COVID-19’s earliest cultural casualties—would have included a 20th-anniversary screening of Greg Harrison’s...

Mayor Breed sides with the Yimbys and developers

The housing agenda of Mayor London Breed continues to become more clear – and it’s entirely in line with development interests and the Yimby...

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

Many new films of interest opening this Friday—so many, in fact, that we had to write separately about the week’s revival highlights (see here)...

Screen Grabs: All the latest from Iran

Fall is a busy time for Bay Area screens beyond the multiplex, and this week is no exception. There are no less than three...

The Democrats come to town: Convention preview

For weekend convention coverage, follow 48 Hills on Twitter: www.twitter.com/48hills and Facebook: www.facebook.com/48hills The California Democratic Party convention will take over Moscone Center this weekend – and...

Screen Grabs: ‘War and Peace’ thrills in its gargantuan spectacle

The movies suffered an approximately 15 year case of elephantiasis starting in the early 1950s, when television began to seriously impact box-office returns. Hollywood’s...

Screen Grabs: Lessons from the dictatorship mark ‘The Silence of Others’

SCREEN GRABS This week brings the arrival of John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum, the latest entry in what’s been one of the few action-oriented franchises worth...

Yee is board president — what does that mean?

I ran in to Sup. Norman Yee last night, outside of the Chinatown banquet honoring the four newly elected progressive supervisors. I asked him...

Screen Grabs: Xmas Weekend flicks galore

SCEEN GRABS This week brings two major new films about “divisive” American political figures—not exactly what the general public usually wants for Xmas, but...

Screen Grabs: The French Had a Name For It …

SCREEN GRABS Importation of foreign language films has reportedly been on the decline for many years because US audiences are growing more resistant to reading...