Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tag: Film Noir

A crackling evening of AGITPROP!

SCREEN GRABS The National Endowment for the Arts and PBS seem headed for budgetary doom under President Trump, although not because they‚Äôre costly and expendable‚ÄĒtogether they comprise a mere...

More SFIFF must-sees

SCREEN GRABS This year's annual international film festival is chock full of exciting screenings and important explorations. After the first wave, here are more must-sees through April 19th: ...

Homelessness and colonial media

"The Homeless caused the fires, they are always leaving trash and causing a mess everywhere they go," read the headline scrolling across the screen under the KTVUinvestigates2 banner....

Noir, n’est-ce pas?

SCREEN GRABS Things are changing at the Roxie (not for the first time) at the Roxie, with some fresh programming blood and the departure of a longtime favorite --...

Ficks’ Picks: The best films of 2015 (spoiler-free!)

SCREEN GRABS Our esteemed film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, who ranged from horror classics to the Toronto International Film Festival this year, picks the cream 2015's cinematic crop. BEST FEATURE FILM 1. The...

Saving radical actions and spaces, virtually

Bay Area Society of Art and Activism "Collective Memory" project archives alternative history -- and wants you to contribute. By Caitlin Donohue ART LOOKS How to put this delicately. It could...

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...

33rd SF Jazz Fest buzzes with diverse styles, global sounds

Ambitious sonic reach includes multicultural soul, rollicking boogie-woogie, experimental R&B, country crossovers, big brass, and Cuban classics.  By Marke B. ALL EARS  The 33rd annual installment of the SF Jazz Fest...