Stories about Mexico

San Pablo’s Los Cenzontles ramps up its Mexican rhythms

A new sound system and renovated space, a collaboration with Linda Ronstadt, youth programs, a cross-border documentary—what can't this cultural academy (and band) do?

The inhumanity of homeless ‘sweeps’

When did taking people's possessions, destroying their shelter, and leaving them to suffer in the rain become the new normal?

What we saw at Sundance, Part 1

From Wayuu crime lords to a colonial Australian thriller: Our critic caught 30 features and 20 shorts in one week.

Screen Grabs: IndieFest, Godard’s latest, and a Jeff Goldblum smorgasbord

Plus: Brazil takes on environmental crisis in an animated feature — does it work?

Psychic Eye Records’ new compilation shows darkwave support for TGI Justice Project

The Bay label looks to weave an auditory conjuring — and give a primer on its experimental swath of artists

Screen Grabs: Dig deeper into ‘made in China’ at SFMoMA film series

Plus: A Krautrock hero, SF Sketchfest brings classics to the Castro, Megacities, and Karen Kusama

Arts Forecast: How Rickshaw Stop made it to 15 years young

Plus: Patti Smith, Armistead Maupin, Swagger Like Us, Bowiemass, and even more things to check out this week

Ficks’ Picks: Best Movies of 2018

From 'You were Never Really Here' and 'Life and Nothing More' to 'Street Meat' and 'Never Never Land,' our festival critic picks his faves.

Screen Grabs: Our favorite movies of the year (and what’s on now)

From Araby to The 12th Man, here are our picks of 2018. Plus: The World Before Your Feet, 2001: A Space Odyssey, more.

Best movies of 2018? Film Critics Circle makes its picks

Change-of-pace turns, complex villains, majestic scores, classic-saving cuts, heart-tugging docs awarded this year