Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tag: Film Noir

Sights set globally, Noir City dives into ‘a bitter little world’

No longer jailbait, but surely full of other moral and criminal sandtraps for the unwary protagonist, Noir City (Fri/24-February 2 at the Castro Theatre) hits age 18 with this year’s...

Midge Ure, titan of New Wave, will take your questions now

Midge Ure is willingly doing the two things that most performers dread on his upcoming US tour, which kicks off in the Bay Area this week, Wed/15 at Yoshi's. The...

Review: Toot toot! Beep beep! It’s the Donna Summer musical

On paper, "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" (through December 29 at Golden Gate Theater) doesn't have much going for it: another jukebox musical in a sea of them; a...

Screen Grabs: French noir to vintage punk, a week of retro gems

Considering all the odds against it—real estate/rent issues, changing audiences, ever-more home viewing options—it’s pretty amazing that San Francisco still has any arthouse scene at all, let alone a...

‘A Gothic Tale’ plumbs Legion of Honor’s haunting depths

Does Halloween have you in the mood for some film noir? Maybe some mirrored walls and alternate selves? Something SPOOKternatural? Then head to the Legion of Honor (on the site...

Score free tickets to SF Indiefest!

We've got 10 pairs of tickets to give away to the below movies screening at SF Indiefest! To score them, send an email by 5pm Thursday/7 to marke@48hills.org with: Subject line:...

Screen Grabs: Our critic’s picks from Noir City and SF Indiefest

A fair share of the Bay Area film community will be spending the next couple weeks looking (and flying) eastward towards the Sundance Film Festival. But for those not...

Screen Grabs: Holiday zombies, wild Youtubers, Japanese classics…

SCREEN GRABS There was so much happening last week, we didn’t have room to mention two major series now already in-progress at Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive. One is the...

Screen Grabs: A French feast of film noir

SCREEN GRABS Entertainment-industry legends seem to be dropping like flies these days, underlining the fact that luminaries of the 1960s and '70s are well into their dotage, while survivors...

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SCREEN GRABS You may not have noticed it, but foreign films have grown increasingly scarce on American movie screens. In San Francisco this is partly a matter of logistics—we’ve...